Met Office: Snow and icy conditions to cause further disruption

Snow and ice will continue to cause disruption in parts of the UK over the coming days as the cold snap could last until Friday, the Met Office has warned. A Met Office

yellow warning for snow and ice across parts of Northern Ireland, north-west England and North Wales will be in place from 12pm on Monday until 12pm on Tuesday. Snow and ice

is also expected to affect northern Scotland until 10am on Wednesday, it said. The forecaster said “snow showers and icy stretches may bring some disruption”, and warned

this could lead to longer journeys for drivers and train passengers. It said treacherous conditions could also lead to slips and falls on icy surfaces, and urged drivers and

cyclists to beware of icy patches on untreated roads. It comes after wintry conditions moved in from the Arctic over the weekend, with people in areas such as Hexham,

Northumberland, waking up to settled snow on Monday. An overnight low of minus 9.1C was recorded at Dalwhinnie in the Highlands, the Met Office said. The Met Office

added: “Snow showers will become more frequent through Monday, continuing to feed in on north-westerly winds overnight. “Accumulations of a couple of centimetres are

possible at low levels, with higher ground expected to see 5-10cm in places. “In addition, icy stretches are likely to form following showers.” On Monday, Met Office

senior meteorologist Alex Burkill said: “It’s fair to say it’s cold today, cold tonight, cold tomorrow and cold through much of the week really. “Snow showers will continue

across parts of Scotland, particularly in the north, probably seeding into Northern Ireland too.”