Published: Tue, February 06, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Cory Rios

BBC Weather forecaster warns more snow to come - as transport chaos grows

BBC Weather forecaster warns more snow to come - as transport chaos grows

A snow and ice weather warning is in place for Wales, Northern Ireland, most of Scotland and northern England, beginning on Monday night from 8pm and continuing until 3pm on Tuesday.

"Showers are likely to fall as rain along eastern coasts but inland locally 1cm to 3cm of snow could accumulate, mainly over hills above 100 metres".

A further yellow snow and ice warning is in place until 10am on Wednesday as sleet, snow and hail showers, some heavy, hit western areas.

Temperatures are predicted to fall to -2C tonight.

The airline said, "Due to forecast snow and ice across many parts of the United Kingdom today, we have proactively made some adjustments to our short-haul schedules".

Forecasters agree the cold could set in until the middle of February as Britain wraps up for the harshest spell of winter weather so far.

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Hannah Findley, forecaster for The Weather Channel, said: "We are now forecasting lows of -12C (10.4F) for Tuesday night in the Scottish Cairngorms, but this will feel like -19C (-2.2F) in the wind chill".

Met Office forecasters told of sleet and snow showers heading into the Midlands and the southwest.

The notice, which is valid until 9am on Friday, February 9, says conditions pose a risk to vulnerable patients and to the disruption of services.

The drop in temperature is expected to continue until at least next weekend, possibly even sticking around until the middle of the following week.

Thursday will remain cold in the morning but a front will move in from the west during the day bringing the possibility of rain or sleet.

Temperatures are also set to plummet to as low as minus 5 degrees in parts of the country.

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