UK weather: Snow and ice warnings hit TOMORROW as Brits warned of travel delays in -3C chill | The Sun

UK weather: Snow and ice warnings hit TOMORROW as Brits warned of travel delays in -3C chill | The Sun

March 5, 2023

SNOW and ice warnings are set to hit the UK tomorrow as Brits have been warned of travel delays amid a -3C chill.

The Met Office has released a yellow weather warning, set to last from Sunday midnight until Tuesday night.

The warning states that travel disruption to travel is "likely".

There is also a "small chance of more widespread disruption" in some parts.

The Met adds: "There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel.

"There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off. A small chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.


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"There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected."

The alert initially covers northern and eastern Scotland, and the East coast of England down to the Yorkshire Moors.

From Tuesday, though, it expands further south across the Humber into Lincolnshire, as well as up into North-West Scotland.

It comes as forecasters expect the weather to turn cold as an area of high pressure moves off to the West and cold air from the North sweeps in, sending temperatures tumbling as low as -3C.

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The Met has said the cold weather that an "arctic maritime air mass" will blow in from the north to chill Scotland, Northern Ireland and the East coast of England from Monday.

The Scottish Highlands are predicted to see the heaviest snow, with up to three inches possible by Tuesday.

While the North East and Scotland are set to bear the brunt, all Brits experience "widespread freezing conditions", especially at night.

Chris Almond, the Met's Deputy Chief Meteorologist, said: "Very cold air will spread across the UK from late on Sunday through early next week.

"This brings with it snow even to low levels in the north and east through Monday and Tuesday, and in excess of 10cm could accumulate, most likely on high ground in the north, but also settling for a time at lower levels.

"With freezing overnight temperatures and the risk of ice, there's a risk of some travel disruption and wintry hazards are likely to persist through much of next week, even further south for a time, so keep an eye on the Met Office forecast for the latest information."

A cold weather warning is also in place, from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

The organisation has advised people to check on elderly or vulnerable loved ones and neighbours.

The Level 2 alert covers the entirety of England from 1am on March 6 to midnight on March 8.

Dr Agostinho Sousa, the UKHSA's head of extreme events and health protection, said: "If you have a pre-existing medical condition or are over the age of 65, it is important to try and heat your home to at least 18°C if you can."

However, many people have been struggling to heat their homes due to the cost of living crisis and spiralling energy bills.

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Anyone struggling is advised to seek help from Simple Energy Advice which provides free advice on energy efficiency and national grants that are available to help keep you warm this winter.

If people can’t afford all the rooms they use, they are urged to heat the living room during the day and the bedroom just before going to sleep.

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