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Snow is expected to hit parts of Scotland today before spreading south next week as cold air from the Arctic brings freezing temperatures.


Monday, 15 January 2024 04:59, United Kingdom

Amber and yellow weather warnings for snow and ice are in place across the UK from today until this weekend.

Snow is expected to hit parts of Scotland today before spreading south next week as cold air from the Arctic brings freezing temperatures.

The Met Office has issued new snow and ice warnings across the whole of Scotland and parts of Wales and England, including Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester, on Tuesday. The whole of Northern Ireland is also under yellow alert.

The yellow warning also covers northern Scotland, parts of Northern Ireland and parts of north-west England and Wales on Wednesday and Thursday.



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The warning applies to Wednesday and Thursday

For days, there have been warnings of possible delays on the roads leaving some vehicles and passengers stranded, power cuts and possible travel delays or cancellations. by rail and air.

The Met Office said parts of northern Scotland could see around 10cm of snow over two days.

Up to 5cm of snow is expected in many places by the end of Sunday, causing road and rail disruption.

An amber cold health warning has been in place for the whole of England for much of next week.

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Snow in Kent last week

Met Office meteorologist Honor Criswick said: “In the north of Scotland it will be quite cold.

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

“The warning is for 2cm to 5cm of snow, it is likely we will see heavy snow throughout the week.”

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He added: “On Tuesday we will see more rain turning to snow moving east across the country, with snow lasting longer and accumulating more low levels in northern Scotland and the West. Northern England.

“That’s where we could see 5cm or 10cm of snow in low-lying areas.

“There is little chance the south will see a bit of that.”

In the first day of this month, Storm Henk causing widespread flooding and two deaths, while more than 170 flood warnings remain in place.

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