/UK weather forecast – Met Office warns up to five inches of snow set to fall tonight in -10C icy blast

UK weather forecast – Met Office warns up to five inches of snow set to fall tonight in -10C icy blast

BRITS are braced for five inches of snow to hit and temperatures to plummet to -10C this evening.

The UK could see the coldest night of winter so far today, as parts of the country are battered with an icy chill.

 Snow and ice warnings have been issued by the Met Office for much of the country

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Snow and ice warnings have been issued by the Met Office for much of the country
 Temperatures are set to plummet tonight and tomorrow with it feeling extremely chilly

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Temperatures are set to plummet tonight and tomorrow with it feeling extremely chilly
 Snow on the A835 Inverness to Ullapool road as chilly weather sets in

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Snow on the A835 Inverness to Ullapool road as chilly weather sets inCredit: Rex Features

Snow is forecast for the highlands and high-level areas of northern England, where yellow weather warnings are in place.

The Met Office forecast areas above 300m could see 15cm of snow, with 5-10cm set to fall above 150m while 1-3cm could fall below 150m.

Ice is also expected to sweep the rest of the country, with a yellow warning in place for much of western England and Wales between 7pm on Monday and 10am Tuesday.

Scotland and northern areas of the UK will see what could be the lowest temperatures of the season on Monday night, according to the Met Office.

Overnight temperatures will range from minus 10C (14F) in sheltered areas of Scotland, to between minus 1C (30.2F) and minus 2C (28.4F) in Cornwall and Dorset.

The Met Office said the ice warnings would likely cause disruption for motorists and cyclists and warned pedestrians to watch out for slippery surfaces.

Meteorologist Simon Partridge said: “There’s potential that we could see the coldest night of winter so far on Monday night going into Tuesday morning.

“It depends if we have clear skies over snow for long enough. This leads to cold temperatures, and we’ll certainly have two cold days.

SNOW INCOMING

“Sleet and snow showers are forecast for Monday, which will bring icy patches to low ground and snow to higher ground.”

Roads and railways may be affected by the wintry conditions, with drivers and passengers warned their journeys could take longer than usual.

Widespread ice patches could also cause travel disruption.

RAC spokesman Simon Williams said: “Don’t be caught out after mild winter weather.

“Slow down and pack a blanket and snacks in case you get stuck.”

The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “There’s been almost no snow this winter for most – but the white stuff is finally on the way.

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“A tongue of cold air is crossing the Atlantic from Canada, set to bring low-level snow.”

Luckily, the wintry weather is set to be a “short sharp cold spell” over two days before milder weather moves in on Wednesday.

But although it will be milder, 50mph gales are expected on Friday as most of the country faces rain.

 Snow will hit northern England and Scotland this evening and tomorrow

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Snow will hit northern England and Scotland this evening and tomorrow
 Snow showers have continued through out the morning near Garrigill in Cumbria this morning

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Snow showers have continued through out the morning near Garrigill in Cumbria this morningCredit: BackGrid
 Snow and ice warnings out in force in Scotland today

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Snow and ice warnings out in force in Scotland todayCredit: Rex Features
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