Met Office Predicts Heavy Snow Across The UK With Yellow Weather Warning

The UK could be about to get a battering of snow as weather warnings have been imposed across the country for today and tomorrow.

Experts have signalled a yellow weather warning for ice across almost the entire country, running from 4pm today until 11am tomorrow morning.

According to the Met Office, the snow and ice could make for potentially dangerous conditions for pedestrians and drivers.

The warning on their official website, says: "Ice will form on some surfaces later Tuesday and overnight into Wednesday, with further wintry showers at times."

And people should be wary of 'injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces', as well as 'ice on some roads, pavements and cycle paths'.

According to experts, Northern Ireland and northern parts of England and Scotland are expected to be the worst affected by the sleet, snow and rain predicted to hit the country over the coming hours.

The Met Office has imposed a 'yellow weather warning' until tomorrow morning. Credit: PA
The Met Office has imposed a 'yellow weather warning' until tomorrow morning. Credit: PA

The Met Office says: "Further hail, sleet and snow showers are also likely at times. Accumulations of several centimetres are likely above 200 metres, mainly across western Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and northwest England. A small amount of settling snow (1 cm or less) is also possible at lower levels in a few places."

Temperatures in the UK are predicted to peak at 5C, today, with a high of just 3C tomorrow, with the potential for a drop to as low as -2C.

Met Office meteorologist Sophie Yeomans said: "Most of the country is in the colder and showery air. The snow is mainly on the hills, while for most places the showers are falling as rain and maybe a bit of sleet.

Northern Ireland, as well as northern England and Scotland are expected to be the worst affected areas. Credit: PA
Northern Ireland, as well as northern England and Scotland are expected to be the worst affected areas. Credit: PA

"We've got some ice warnings; the weather front that has gone through has left rain on the ground, so as the air temperatures start to drop, ground temperatures will be below zero and that's giving the risk of ice across most of the UK.

"So look out for any areas where the surfaces haven't been treated. On untreated surfaces there's a risk of slips and falls.

"There's also a risk of some icy surfaces on any untreated roads."

According to reports, Highways England has also warned motorists of 'quite heavy' snow expected to hit the M62 trans-Pennine route.

But highways workers have been out with ploughs and salt to protect the worst-affected areas from the incoming bout of cold weather.

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Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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