Snow strikes UK as Met Office warn of -10C – when and where it will hit next

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    Snow has fallen in parts of the UK overnight as forecasters warn that temperatures could plummet to as low as -10c in some places.

    Heavy snow was seen in Dartmoor, Devon and other parts of the southwest in the early hours of the morning (January 16), with downpours also reported in lower-lying areas.

    A lengthy yellow Met Office warning for ice is in place across central and northern England, Northern Ireland and the south of Scotland until 10am.

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    Meanwhile, a snow and ice warning covering northern Scotland is in place until 10am on Wednesday.

    A yellow warning for snow had also been in place in the southeast until 8am on Monday.

    The Met Office is warning drivers of "icy surfaces" that are expected to develop following "wintry showers".

    The body forecast blistering lows of -10C in "sheltered glens" and areas of higher ground in Scotland and added that temperatures are expected to drop overnight to -2C in London, -1C in Cardiff, and -3C in both Edinburgh and Belfast.

    The conditions could cause "injuries from slips and falls" and "icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths".

    The rest of the week is predicted to be cold with patchy showers, particularly in northern areas, until temperatures rise at the weekend.

    Giving a wintry outlook for the week ahead, Met Office deputy chief meteorologist, Helen Caughey, said: “After a spell of wet and mild weather to start 2023, a brief cold spell will change the feel of our weather across the UK for a few days next week.

    "As a northerly flow establishes, we’ll see temperatures decline with overnight frosts returning and the chance of wintry showers in the north.

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    "It will certainly feel cold in all regions too, with the northerly winds creating a notable windchill."

    Heavy rain, which will turn to snow in places, is also due to affect the south-east coast, which had been subject to a yellow warning this morning until 8am.

    The fresh round of wintry weather follows a weekend of continued flooding in parts of the UK, too, with a number of main roads closed in Worcester as the River Severn burst its banks for the second time in a week.


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