Met Office puts all of UK on alert for snow and ice

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The Met Office has issued multiple weather warnings covering all of the country over the freezing temperatures that will bring ice and snow over the weekend.

Today (Friday), areas in the Scottish Lowlands will be covered by heavy snowfall, with extended disruptions expected, as the national weather service has issued an amber warning.

The Met Office warned that travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers, while some delays and cancellations to rail and air travel are also likely.

Moreover, there is a good chance that some rural communities could become cut off, while power cuts are likely and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected.

Another yellow warning covering most of Scotland alerts over outbreaks of snow and icy surfaces that may bring travel disruption.

Although no warnings have been issued for Saturday, Sunday sees nearly the whole of the country covered in a yellow warning over ice, with some areas warned over heavy snowfall too.

Most areas of South England will see a period of rain and snow mixed falling on frozen surfaces that will lead to icy conditions causing some travel disruption.

While North England and Scotland will see a period of snow leading to some disruption to travel and other activities, before turning to rain later.

More to follow…

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