Weather forecast UK today – Snow and ice Met Office warnings with conditions about to get even WORSE in 12C Arctic blast

THE Met Office has extended its yellow weather warning for ice into Tuesday morning with a-12C Arctic blast set to hit the UK.

Snow fell across England in the early hours this morning with Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Northumberland and Darlington all left with a blanket of the white stuff.

The freezing cold spell looks set to continue into next week as well with the "Beast from the East" looking to make a return to these shores.

Follow our weather live blog for all the latest news and updates from around the country…

  • Katie Davis

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    Met Office spokesman Nicola Maxey said: "You've got the two events happening at the same time so they vie against each other in a sense.

    "They're sort of fighting for influence over the UK, we're a very small dot in the middle of the ocean."

    She added that the warming in the stratosphere takes at least 10 days to move down into our atmosphere.

    Ms Maxey continued: "The feeling at the moment is that we may see some colder weather towards the end of January into February, but probably the sort of weather that we're seeing at the moment, as opposed to what is popularly perceived as a Beast from the East.

    "There's still a lot to play for, we're keeping an eye on the situation, the experts are working on how that might influence our weather."

  • Katie Davis

    MET OFFICE TRACKING TWO WEATHER EVENTS 'FIGHTING FOR INFLUENCE'

    The Met Office is tracking two weather events "fighting for influence over the UK" which could bring more low temperatures in the coming weeks.

    Meteorologists have observed a sudden stratospheric warming is under way, which is associated with very cold weather.

    A sudden stratospheric warming in 2018 brought the heavy snow termed the Beast from the East – however, the Met Office said the event is more likely to bring more cold weather without heavy snow, though it is difficult to predict.

    The agency is also tracking a La Nina in the Pacific, which could bring wet and stormy weather as it increases the UK's chances of westerly winds.

  • Shayma Bakht

    RAIN, COLD AIR AND SNOW EXPECTED OVERNIGHT

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    IN PICS: Woman slides down an icy street with warning signs, as widespread black ice hits Glasgow

  • Katie Davis

    MORE RAIN TO COME

    Through the next 48 hours between 20-40mm of rain is expected to fall in parts of Kent and East Sussex.

    Showers have been affecting many eastern areas so far today, with south-east England particularly wet.

    According to the Met Office, some snow is possible over the North Downs as the air becomes colder overnight.

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    FLOOD WARNINGS

    Flooding is expected in parts of the country today.

    The Environment Agency has issued warnings for five areas, stating "immediate action required".

    The affected places are:

    • B1040 Thorney to Whittlesey Road to the South of the River Nene
    • Curry Moor and Hay Moor
    • River Derwent at Buttercrambe Mill
    • River Frome at Brimscombe and Thrupp
    • River Nar at Narborough, Marham, Wormegay and Saddle Bow

    SNOW ON THE WAY

    Parts of the country could be hit with snow later today.

    Snow showers are expected in North East England, mostly on hills above 200-300m.

    Forecasters say some small accumulations are possible, with South East Scotland and North East England most at a risk.

    A note from the Met Office says: "Here 2-5 cm is possible in places above 300 m and 10 cm above 400 m though ice looks likely to be the main hazard."

    There is also the chance of some freezing rain overnight, mainly in North East England.

    YELLOW WARNING: REGIONS AFFECTED

    The following regions have been placed under the Yellow Weather Warning until Tuesday morning:

    • Central, Tayside & Fife
    • East Midlands
    • East of England
    • Grampian
    • Highlands & Eilean Siar
    • North East England
    • North West England
    • Northern Ireland
    • SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
    • Strathclyde
    • West Midlands
    • Yorkshire & Humber

    FURTHER WARNING PUT IN PLACE

    Snow could hit parts of the country later today.

    A further Yellow Weather Warning for ice has been issued by the Met Office which comes into force from 4pm.

    Affected regions include east of Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as parts of England.

    Wintry showers are expected later on today, with some snow mostly over hills.

    Icy conditions are expected to last until 11am tomorrow.

    • Katie Davis

      YELLOW WARNING FOR ICE

      Parts of the country remain under the Yellow Weather Warning for ice this morning.

      The Met Office has warned icy patches may cause difficult travel conditions across Scotland, the East Midlands, North East, North West of England and Yorkshire.

      Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces are expected.

      The weather warning will remain in place until at least 11am.

    • Shayma Bakht

      LOW TEMPS AND AN ICY MORNING

    • Britta Zeltmann

      TODAY'S FORECAST

      It's set to be a cold and breezy day today with frequent in the east of the country.

      Freezing fog patches will be slow to clear in northern Scotland, while many northern and western parts will be mostly dry with some sunshine.

      Eastern and southern areas will be cold, cloudy and windy with showers – some wintry in higher parts.

    • Joseph Gamp

      ICY START

      Icy patches are expected to develop in northern parts this morning, especially where snow has been melting on Sunday and where frequent showers took place through the night.

      Further hill snow is also possible above 200-300m, though less extensively than last night.

      The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice across Scotland, the East Midlands, North East, North West of England and Yorkshire.

      The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice until 11am today
    • Joseph Gamp

      YELLOW WARNING FOR ICE: REGIONS AFFECTED

      The following regions have been placed under the Yellow Weather Warning until Monday morning:

      • East Midlands
      • Grampian
      • North East England
      • North West England
      • SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
      • Strathclyde
      • Yorkshire & Humber

      YELLOW WEATHER WARNING FOR ICE IN PLACE TIL 11AM MONDAY

      The Met Office has placed a yellow weathe rwarning for ice across a large part of England and Scotland.

      Icy patches may cause some tricky travel conditions.

      Icy patches are expected to develop, especially on untreated surfaces, where snow has been melting on Sunday and where frequent showers occur through the night.

      Further hill snow is also possible above 200-300m, though less extensively than last night.

      Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces are expected

      • Joseph Gamp

        WATCH: BBC WEATHER STAR JUDITH RALSTON ON ICE AT QUEEN'S PARK POND, GLASGOW

        BBC weather star Judith Ralston on ice at Queen’s Park pond on ‘Baltic but beautiful’ day in Glasgow

         

      • Joseph Gamp

        UK 'GOING TO STAY VERY COLD' THROUGH NEXT WEEK

        The current cold easterly winds are set to develop next week, bringing wintry showers – particularly around eastern parts – while hazardous freezing fog, frost and ice risks will all continue, the forecasters say.

        Meteorologist Alex Burkill said: "Obviously it's very cold and it's going to stay cold through this week.

        "Whilst there will be some wintry hazards around, it's not really until the end of the week until we see any significant snow."

      • Joseph Gamp

        MET OFFICE WARNS OF AN ICY START TO MONDAY MORNING

        The weather agency tweeted: "An icy start in places this Monday morning.

        "Stay weather aware."

      • Joseph Gamp

        RAC URGE DRIVERS TO TAKE EXTRA CARE DURING ICY CONDITIONS

        Of potential dangers on the roads, RAC Breakdown spokesman Simon Williams warned: “The message for those who have to drive is to adjust their speed according to the conditions and leave extra stopping distance so 2021 doesn’t begin with an unwelcome bump and an insurance claim.

        “Snow and ice are by far the toughest driving conditions, so if they can be avoided that’s probably the best policy.”

      • Joseph Gamp

        MORE SNOW COMING

        Forecasters have predicted that the first week of January will see Britain gripped by “harsh frosts” with yet more snow on its way.

        Meteorologist Alex Burkill said: “Obviously it’s very cold and it’s going to stay cold through this week.

        “Whilst there will be some wintry hazards around, it’s not really until the end of the week until we see any significant snow.”

      • Joseph Gamp

        MET OFFICE RELEASES '4CAST' FOR MONDAY

      • Joseph Gamp

        WATCH: UK WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 2020

        UK weather forecast for Monday 4 January – Temperatures to remain below average with wintery showers

      • Joseph Gamp

        BOOKIES SLASH ODDS ON THIS WINTER BEING COLDEST IN UK RECORDS

        Bookies have slashed odds on this winter becoming the coldest since records began – as the same weather conditions behind the record-breaking Beast from the East take hold yet again.

        Bookmaker Coral slashed the odds on this winter ending as the coldest since records began in the UK to 1-2, from 4-6.

        “With temperatures continuing to drop, we could be edging towards the coldest winter since records began in the UK,” said Coral’s John Hill.

        “It’s been a chilly start to the month and as a result it is now odds-on that this will be the coldest January ever in this country.”

      • Joseph Gamp

        WOMAN FINDS FOUR-TOED FOOTPRINT ON FROSTY CAR

        A woman was left baffled after finding FOUR-TOED footprints on her car after a frosty night.

        Alicia Smith woke up to the bizarre prints all over her vehicle in Scartho, near Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

        A set of six footprints can be clearly seen walking over the windshield and on to the car’s roof on Thursday.

        Just a few inches long, and appearing to have just four toes – Alicia was left baffled at what could have left the footprints on her vehicle.

        Alicia told Grimsby Live: “We’d never seen anything like this before, it was very odd. They’re a strange shape and only have four toes, and don’t quite look human. I’m not sure if it was a child. And why would someone be barefoot in this weather?”

      • Joseph Gamp

        ICE WARNINGS FOR SECOND DAY RUNNING

        More ice warnings have been issued for today and tomorrow as millions of Brits shiver in a -12C Arctic blast.

        The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for ice – meaning ‘be aware’ – for the second day running.

        Today’s warnings cover a swathe of the country from the north-east of Scotland to Nottingham.

        Forecasters have urged people between Scotland and Lincoln to be wary as blizzards continue to blast the UK.

        The Met Office said: “Icy patches are expected to develop, especially on untreated surfaces, where snow has been melting on Sunday and where frequent showers occur through the night.

        “Further hill snow is also possible above 200-300m, though less extensively than last night.”

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