UK Weather – Live: The Met Office issues snow and ice warnings as schools close after a bitterly cold night

UK Weather – Live: The Met Office issues snow and ice warnings as schools close after a bitterly cold night

Snow and ice blanket UK cities as the cold blast continues to disrupt travel

Another cold night was recorded in the UK with Scotland seeing temperatures drop to -10C and England -11C with snow and ice warnings covering large parts of the country.

Preliminary data from the Met Office showed that much of the UK experienced temperatures well below freezing overnight.

The temperature remained somewhat above the Met Office forecast of -18°C, and had recorded -14°C the previous day.

Freezing temperatures and snow will persist across much of Britain this week due to cold Arctic air before “devastating” stormy weather descends over the weekend.

A yellow warning has been put in place across the Northern Isles and north-west Scotland until 6pm today, with the Met Office forecasting heavy snow showers will cause travel chaos, with drivers likely to be stranded on the roads.

While there are also four yellow warnings for ice and snow across Northern Ireland, a large area of ​​eastern England, a small area of ​​west Wales, the south-west and the south-east,

Heavy snow in Scotland earlier led to more than 100 schools being forced to close their doors on Tuesday, and more schools will remain closed.

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Weather warnings for tomorrow

The Met Office has issued two yellow weather warnings tomorrow, as Britons freeze during Arctic temperatures.

Warnings are in place across northern Scotland and Northern Ireland, where ice is expected to cause dangerous conditions.

There are two warnings as the Met Office warns of the danger of ice and snow

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Lydia Patrick18 January 2024 at 09:45

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ASSIGNED – AMBER WARNING TODAY

A yellow warning has been put in place across the Northern Isles and north-west Scotland until 6pm today, with the Met Office forecasting heavy snow showers will cause travel chaos, with drivers likely to be stranded on the roads.

While there are also four yellow warnings for ice and snow across Northern Ireland, a large area of ​​eastern England, a small area of ​​west Wales, the south-west and the south-east.

Weather warnings for today

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Lydia Patrick18 January 2024 09:13

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Is it too cold to walk your dog? How to scan

As temperatures drop lower and lower amid the winter months, many pet owners may wonder if their furry friends feel the cold as much as we do.

Despite the cold weather, it’s still important for dogs to get out for walks and do their business. But with their coat of fur, it can be difficult to know if man’s best friend is actually able to withstand freezing temperatures. Here are some tips for determining whether or not it’s too cold outside to walk your dog.

The specific temperature your dog can handle varies depending on his breed, size, age, and health condition. If your dog is on the smaller side, he probably can’t handle something below 10 degrees Fahrenheit. When a dog becomes too cold, he may show signs of hypothermia. If left untreated, hypothermia can lead to serious complications such as heart problems and kidney failure. In the worst cases, it can be fatal.

Brittany Miller has the full story

Lydia Patrick18 January 2024 at 08:40

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In the photo – Britons wake up on a cold morning

A woman walks her dog in snowy conditions in Pickering, North Yorkshire. The UK will remain in a cold snap until the end of the week

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Early morning commuters make their way through snowy conditions in Pickering, North Yorkshire

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Lydia Patrick18 January 2024 at 08:20

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School closures in Scotland

All schools in Shetland and Orkney were closed on Thursday amid wintry conditions.

In Aberdeenshire, around 130 schools have been closed while others have delayed their opening.

In Murray, nine schools and nurseries were closed due to the weather, while others had delayed or staggered starts.

A Shetland pony grazes in a field near Scalloway in the Shetland Islands after a recent snowfall (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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Lydia Patrick18 January 2024 at 07:57

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Temperatures as low as -11°C were recorded on another below freezing night

Another cold night was recorded in the UK with Scotland seeing temperatures drop to -10°C and England -11°C.

Preliminary data from the Met Office showed that much of the UK experienced below freezing temperatures overnight.

However, temperatures did not drop to -18°C as forecasters had warned. Yesterday’s coldest temperature was recorded at Dalwenny in the Scottish Highlands at -14°C. If temperatures drop below -15C this week, the UK will have recorded its coldest January night since 2010.

A snowfall warning for northern Scotland and the Orkney and Shetland Islands currently remains in place until 6pm on Thursday, with up to 20cm of snow possible.

Stuti Mishra18 January 2024 07:22

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Ten day forecast

As the UK braces for another day of falling temperatures and heavy snow, long-term forecasts show the weather will become milder and wetter over the next few days.

Alex Burkill, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said that by the end of the week, temperatures would start to rise from “several degrees below average to several degrees above average”.

Here’s the Met Office’s 10-day forecast:

Stuti MishraJanuary 18, 2024 at 07:00

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The Met Office expects temperatures to drop to -18 degrees Celsius

The Met Office warned that freezing temperatures last night could drop further in most parts of the country.

While preliminary numbers are not yet in, the forecaster said the minimum temperature during the night could reach -18 degrees Celsius.

If the temperature drops below -14.3 degrees Celsius, it will be the coldest January night since 2010.

Yesterday’s coldest temperature was recorded at Dalwenny in the Scottish Highlands at -14°C.

Temperatures in some rural areas of England and Wales could also fall to between -5 and -10 degrees Celsius, with severe frosts spreading.

Stuti MishraJanuary 18, 2024 at 06:00

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Full article: Why is it so cold in the UK right now?

The Met Office said “cold Arctic air” had moved south across the country over the past few days, leaving it 5 to 6 degrees Celsius lower than usual for this time of year.

This stream of cold air coming straight from the North Pole is causing chaos and misery across the UK.

There is a hot and cold side to the stream and a narrow ban of air flows quickly at high altitudes with the UK on the cold north side.

The low temperatures are also due to how long the cold snap lasted, according to the Met Office.

Accumulating snow allows temperatures to fall gradually, and the UK does not often experience cold spells lasting three to five days.

Read the full report below:

Athena Stavrou18 January 2024 at 05:00

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How much snow is expected?

The Met Office’s yellow warning forecasts that some areas will see an additional 15 to 20 cm of snowfall, meaning power outages are possible and more remote communities are at risk of power outages.

Meteorologists said more than 40cm of snow could fall on higher ground in northwest Scotland by the end of Friday.

Meanwhile, lowlands in northwest Scotland could see between 5 and 10cm of snow by the end of the working week.

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Athena StavrouJanuary 18, 2024 at 04:00

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