UK weather: Snow and ice disruption to last until weekend

Snow and ice will continue to cause disruption in parts of the UK over the coming days and 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. The Met

Office has also issued an ice warning for Cornwall and parts of Devon from midnight until 9am on Tuesday. Snow and ice are also expected to affect northern Scotland until

9am on Wednesday, it said. The forecaster said “snow showers and icy stretches may bring some disruption”, warning that this could lead to longer journeys for drivers and

train passengers. It said treacherous conditions could also result in slips and falls on icy surfaces, urging 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 -9.1C was recorded at Dalwhinnie in the Highlands, the Met Office said, adding: “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, Alex Burkill, a Met Office senior meteorologist, said: “It’s fair to say it’s cold

today, cold tonight, cold tomorrow and cold through much of the week, really.