Weather Forecast: Snow warning today as temperatures may drop to -10°C on the coldest night of the year

Weather Forecast: Snow warning today as temperatures may drop to -10°C on the coldest night of the year

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

Multiple snow and ice warnings have been issued across Britain from today until the end of this week as the country faces travel disruption and power cuts.

The Met Office has issued four yellow snow and ice warnings across Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern England and parts of Wales, as an Arctic blast is expected to bring freezing temperatures across the country.

A snow and ice warning has been issued from 3am today until 9am tomorrow across Northern Ireland. In Scotland, a similar warning remained in place in the northern regions until midnight today.

Liam Eslake, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “We are seeing strong northerly winds bringing in an Arctic air mass, which is cold and bringing wintry showers across the leeward parts.”

The forecaster says there are chances of disturbing snowfall with up to 10cm expected to fall, while temperatures will be around 5 to 6 degrees Celsius lower than usual for this time of year.

Drivers have also been warned of travel disruptions, and some rural communities have been told they may be temporarily cut off.

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Snow showers may continue until Wednesday in some areas

The UK Met Office warned that snowfall could continue until Wednesday.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Chris Bulmer explained: “Snow showers from Sunday onwards are likely to move inland from coasts exposed to northerly winds. The focus of snow showers will be over northern Scotland, but parts of the North Sea and Irish Sea coasts may also see some snow at times.

“There are two weather systems on Tuesday and Wednesday that we are monitoring which will lead to the possibility of disturbing snow in some areas.

“With the cold air holding in place, any weather systems that move across the country next week will mainly bring snowfall inland. Models are currently showing us a variety of options for both systems and we will be able to add more details in the coming days.”

Alexander ButlerJanuary 15, 2024 at 03:30

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Drivers could be fined £80 over a popular windshield de-icing scam

Rushing to work or school in freezing weather can be painful. It’s tempting to cut corners and speed up the process in any way possible – especially when it comes to de-icing your car.

However, there is a commonly used method that can result in drivers being fined up to £80 depending on driving regulations.

When you’re faced with a frozen, icy windshield – you may be tempted to keep the engine running to warm up the car while working away from the screen. But this could be considered a crime punishable by a fine.

Alexander ButlerJanuary 15, 2024 at 02:30

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What is Amber Health Alert? How it may affect you

An orange cold health alert has been issued for large areas of the UK as temperatures are expected to fall further.

More snow is expected to fall on Britain after it blanketed parts of the UK on Monday, as temperatures dropped to -10C overnight triggering a health alert with a cold snap expected to last weeks.

Read the full article from Meera Bhat here

Alexander ButlerJanuary 15, 2024 00:01

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Britain is bracing for an Arctic freeze, with the Met Office predicting snowfall this week

An Arctic blast is expected to dump up to 10cm of snow in Britain, as the Met Office warns of travel disruption and power outages across the country.

Snow is expected in low-lying areas of northern Scotland and northern England, with snow likely in southern England from Tuesday.

It comes as forecasters issued yellow snow and ice warnings across Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern England and parts of Wales over the next week.

Alexander ButlerJanuary 14, 2024 at 22:01

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Arctic blast and more snow on its way as temperatures drop

Snow is expected to fall in parts of the UK on Sunday, as an Arctic wind storm descends on the country, the Met Office said.

Ice and snow warnings have been issued across northern Scotland, with motorists warned to expect some travel disruption.

Meteorologists say up to 5 centimeters of snow could fall in some places by the end of the day.

Alexander ButlerJanuary 14, 2024 at 20:05

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The Met Office says Monday will be colder than expected temperatures

The Met Office said strong winds would make Monday much colder than expected temperatures.

“Strong northerly winds mean the weather will be much colder than temperatures indicate on Monday, especially along the northern and eastern coasts,” the X forecaster said.

Alexander Butler14 January 2024 at 16:40

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New weather warnings have been issued

The Met Office has issued several new yellow weather warnings for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday amid the Arctic cold.

Snow is expected to sweep Scotland and northwest England, which could disrupt travel.

Here are all the new warnings assigned:

Snow and ice warnings Tuesday

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Snow and ice warnings on Wednesday

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Snow and ice warnings for Thursday

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Lydia PatrickJanuary 14, 2024 at 15:00

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What is Amber Health Alert? How it may affect you

More snow is expected to fall on Britain after it blanketed parts of the UK on Monday, as temperatures dropped to -10C overnight triggering a health alert with a cold snap expected to last weeks.

Meera Bhat has the full story

Lydia Patrick14 January 2024 at 14:21

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Cold snap prompts inspection in Hereford and Plumton

Monday’s meeting at Hereford and Tuesday’s match at Plumpton are subject to morning inspection as racetracks across Britain prepare for freezing temperatures this week.

While racing was not affected over the weekend, the forecast for snow and ice in the coming days looks set to have a significant impact on the National Hunt programme.

A precautionary inspection has been called for 8am ahead of Monday’s jumps card at Hereford, but track clerk John Holliday is “optimistic” the race will go ahead.

He said: “We’re due to hit minus 2C tonight, so I don’t think it’s going to be too drastic, so I’m very optimistic.

“We have asked the precautionary inspection to be on the safe side. Our biggest problem is that it won’t get very warm – it’s just that the temperature reaches 3C at around 1pm on Monday and then it starts getting cold again.

“If it freezes in the morning, I should think we’re in trouble, but I’m fairly confident. We haven’t had a frost yet, so it’s not like we have two or three on the bounce, which is always worse.”

“We have covered the vulnerable areas and the course of most obstacles as well.”

12 March 2013: Racers wrap up in the cold at Cheltenham Racecourse on the first day of the festival

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Lydia PatrickJanuary 14, 2024 at 13:00

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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)

(PA wire)

Lydia PatrickJanuary 14, 2024 at 12:21

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