Areas at risk of seeing snowy subzero temperatures in Met Office’s alert today

After a few days of flood warnings and strong winds, the Met Office has issued yellow warnings for snow and ice in parts of the UK.

The warning is in place across the country in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England starting from today and into tomorrow evening.

In some parts the lowest temperature is set to be -10C in western Scotland where there is a covering of snow, according to the Met Office.

London will see its highest temperature of 4C.

According to the agency, the snow arriving from the north later on Wednesday will move south through Thursday morning and may lead to some travel disruption.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Paul Gundersen said; “Northerly winds will bring further rain, sleet and snow across parts of Northern Ireland as well as northern and western Scotland today (Tuesday) and Wednesday.

"Most of the snow that settles is likely to be over higher ground.

“An Atlantic frontal system looks likely to bring a mixture of rain, sleet and snow to parts of southern England and south Wales on Wednesday, but the extent of any snow is very uncertain.

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"There is then a risk of further snow moving south across Scotland, northern England and the Midlands on Thursday”.

Brits can expect Wednesday morning to be be cold with a risk of ice in places and further wintry showers, particularly towards the northwest.

The AA has warned people to be careful while driving, according to The Independent.

Ben Sheridan, of the AA, said: “Thawing snow, rainfalls and freezing temperatures overnight lead to challenging driving conditions, with roads likely to be icy in the morning.”

Cold weather will welcome the New Year, according to WXCharts, up to 22cm of snow is expected in Scotland, 7cm in the north of England, 8cm in Birmingham and even up to 4cm in London and the south east on January 3.

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