Brits wake up to snow, ice, fog, and major travel disruptions

Snow has covered parts of Britain today as temperatures are set to plummet to as low as -10°C. 

A yellow weather warning is in place for snow, ice and fog across England, Wales and Scotland until midday today.

Two more will kick in later today – one for the north of Scotland for 24 hours from 12pm and another for London and some of south-east England covering 6pm on Sunday to 9am on Monday.

There is also a small chance of rural communities becoming cut off – along with a possibility of power cuts and mobile phone coverage being affected.

The Met Office has urged people to prepare for the extreme conditions, which are already bringing major travel disruptions.

Manchester Airport was forced to temporarily shut its runways yesterday morning due to ‘heavy snow’.

Meanwhile, the RAC and North West Motorway Police both issued warnings about driving in the wintry conditions after several major traffic accidents.

‘Keep your bedroom windows closed at night. Wearing several layers of clothing will keep you warmer than one thicker layer.’

The weather will remain cold with some sunny spells until Thursday, though there will be wintry showers, mainly near northern coasts.

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