UK weather live: Snow warning today as temperatures could drop to -10C on the coldest night of the year

UK weather live: Snow warning today as temperatures could drop to -10C on the coldest night of the year

Drone footage shows the extent of flooding as a cold weather warning is issued

The coldest night of the year could come as bitter Arctic winds blow across the UK, forecasters warn.

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for snow and ice today, as temperatures could drop to -10C.

The warning will apply across northern Scotland from 12am on Sunday and from 3am on Monday in Northern Ireland. Both are scheduled to remain in place until 11:59pm on Monday with the possibility of travel disruption, power outages and injuries from slippery falls.

The Met Office warns that parts of northern Scotland could see around 10cm of snow over the next two days.

Northern Ireland could also see up to 5cm of snow on higher ground on Monday, with a yellow warning in place from 3am until the end of the day.

Forecasters expect the snow to move south over the course of the week, with wintry weather possible in parts of northern England on Tuesday.

Honor Creswick, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “It will be very cold in the north of Scotland.

“Throughout the week, we will see more and more snow showers and warnings, and toward the end of the week, we will likely see accumulation.”

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Freezing temperatures are triggering weather warnings across Ireland

Weather warnings will be issued on the island of Ireland with temperatures falling to -4C in some parts.

The Republic of Ireland’s National Meteorological Agency said the weather will be very cold overnight on Sunday and into early Monday morning with a risk of icy patches and some freezing fog.

Met Eireann has issued a yellow low temperature and ice warning for each county, warning the public that there will be some freezing rain and snow in some places.

The warnings were due to take effect from 7pm on Sunday until 11am on Monday.

Meteorologist Eireann advised that the lowest temperatures during the night will be between -3 and +1 degrees, and may be colder in the central regions.

Temperatures are expected to drop further to -4°C in parts of Monday and Tuesday evening.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist David Hayter said a flow of northerly air would bring arctic air to the UK from Sunday, with snow showers concentrated around Northern Ireland and northern areas of Scotland (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Lydia PatrickJanuary 14, 2024 at 12:21

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Pictured- Weather across the UK

Lydia PatrickJanuary 14, 2024 at 11:40

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Weather warnings for tomorrow

There are new weather warnings across Northern Ireland tomorrow as temperatures drop.

Northern Ireland could also see up to 5cm of snow on higher ground on Monday, with a yellow warning in place from 3am until the end of the day.

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The accident happened near Wimere in the early hours of Sunday morning. The French newspaper La Voie du Nord said that 72 people, including 10 children, were rescued and taken to Calais, while one person was taken to hospital in Boulogne.

The newspaper said that the migrants faced difficulties while trying to board the boat in the dark and cold temperatures.

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Lydia PatrickJanuary 14, 2024 at 09:15

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What will the forecast be for next week?

Honor Creswick, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “It will be very cold in the north of Scotland.

“Throughout the week, we will see more and more snowfall and warnings, and towards the end of the week we will likely see accumulation.

“The warning is for 2cm to 5cm of snow, throughout the week there is a possibility we will see snow accumulation.

“Aberdeen will reach a maximum temperature of 2C on Sunday, but it will likely feel colder. Snow showers will move inland throughout the day.

“It continues throughout the day Sunday into Monday and we are likely to see snow accumulation and other warnings.

“We will see heavy rain across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the east coast of England mainly. It should be dry and bright inland.

“On Tuesday, we will see more rain turning to snow moving eastward across the country, with more prolonged snow and more accumulations at low levels in northern Scotland and northern England.

“This is where we could see 5cm or 10cm of snow in the lower areas. There is a very small chance that the south will see a little bit of it. The southern areas are expected to be largely dry on Sunday and Monday.

Ms Creswick added: “The weather is looking generally dry, there are the odd showers around, a bit of cloud, and it should be largely dry. There should be largely sunny spells, with temperatures in the range of 7 to 8 degrees Celsius.”

People dressed for cold weather walk along Crosby Beach in Crosby, Britain, January 09, 2024

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Lydia Patrick14 January 2024 at 08:49

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What is the weather forecast today?

A cloudy start in the south with some scattered rain.

Elsewhere, temperatures are cooler with sunny spells and wintry rain, mostly along the coasts and in Scotland.

Active northerly winds will develop, bringing cold weather and stormy conditions to the north.

Lydia PatrickJanuary 14, 2024 08:13

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Where will it snow?

Parts of northern Scotland are expected to fall in snow on Sunday, as cold air from the Arctic brings temperatures plummeting.

A yellow weather warning for snow and ice was in place throughout Sunday and into Monday, covering areas including the Highlands, Orkney Islands and Shetland.

The Met Office warns that parts of northern Scotland could see around 10cm of snow over the next two days.

Northern Ireland could also see up to 5cm of snow on higher ground on Monday, with a yellow warning in place from 3am until the end of the day.

Forecasters expect the snow to move south throughout the week, with possible snowfall weather In parts of northern England on Tuesday.

Southern areas were said to be at “low risk” of snowfall.

Dogs playing in the snow, Huntley, Aberdeenshire (Catherine Hay/PA)

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