In parts of northern England temperatures are to plummet by -8C as the UK continues to be pelted by the savage “Beast from the East 2.”
The coldest temperatures are to hit high points around the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines, and across eastern England the mercury is to drop to -4C and Wales could see temperatures of -6C.
Forecasts also shows snow will hit eastern Britain overnight in Kent, London, East Anglia and East Midlands.
Norfolk is expected to see up to 9cm of snow tonight, whilst the north west could see as much as 15cm.
Wintry weather will continue to stay around eastern and northern areas of England and Scotland until Monday.
The Met Office warned, “Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.
“Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.
“Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.”
The Met Office forecasts: “A band of snow is likely to arrive into Northern Ireland during the early hours of Saturday with snow continuing here though the day.
“One to 4cm of snow is possible widely with 5 to 10cm, perhaps up to 15cm over high ground.
“Later snow may turn to freezing rain across parts of Northern Ireland bringing an additional ice risk.
“Whilst there remains a chance of heavy snow for parts of Wales and western Scotland it is more uncertain whether there will be sufficient snow to cause any disruption in these areas.”
The Met Office’s long range weather forecast for later in the month says, “Outbreaks of rain and snow, potentially heavy for some southwestern areas are possible, whilst staying mostly dry and bright in central and southeastern areas.
“Further into this period, snow and wintry hazards are likely to continue which could affect mainly northern areas and eastern areas, especially over higher ground but not confined to.”
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