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UK weather: New warnings as UK to be hit by snow – temperatures set to plunge as low as -5C | UK News

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice at the weekend and into next week.

The alerts, which warn some travel disruption is likely, cover northern parts of Scotland on Sunday and Monday.

Another warning has been issued for the whole of Northern Ireland on Monday.

The Met Office said some roads and railways are likely to be affected, with some icy patches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

Yellow weather warning for Scotland on Sunday
Yellow weather warning for Scotland on Sunday

Weather warning in Northern Ireland and Scotland on Monday
Weather warning in Northern Ireland and Scotland on Monday

It warned there may also be some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

Check the five-day forecast where you are

The warnings for Scotland are active for the whole of Sunday and Monday, while the alert for Northern Ireland is active from 3am until midnight on Monday.

The warning covering Scotland on Monday cautions there will be a small chance of power cuts and warns other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected.

It also says there is a slight chance snow-covered roads would lead to stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel.

The cold weather is set to continue well into next week and on Wednesday, temperatures in parts of Scotland will be as low as -5C, the Met Office has predicted.

Fort William and the surrounding area will be the coldest region, according to the current forecast, while Edinburgh also looks set to face temperatures as low as -3C.

It looks set to be -1C in Belfast, -2C in Manchester and 0C in Birmingham.

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This notice was published: 2024-01-12 10:36:00

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