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UK Weather: Freezing winds sees temperatures fall to -5C

Parts of Britain will be hit by up to two inches of snow tomorrow as icy conditions cause problems on the roads.

Temperatures were 15C lower this morning than at the same point yesterday in some areas as a cold front brings chiller conditions – and blustery showers with rain, sleet, snow and hail will make things truly wintry tomorrow.

The Met Office today issued a severe weather warning for Scotland and Northern Ireland from 3am to 6pm tomorrow, with 0.8in (2cm) to 2in (5cm) of snow expected to accumulate in places above 650ft (200m).

The spectacular Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye in Scotland is pictured yesterday afternoon following a blizzard

The bulk carrier Scarlett Manx sits on the horizon of the dawn sky off the North East coast of England at Whitley Bay today

The bulk carrier Scarlett Manx sits on the horizon of the dawn sky off the North East coast of England at Whitley Bay today

A stunning view of snow on the ground across the famous Isle of Skye walk, The Old Man of Storr, yesterday afternoon

A stunning view of snow on the ground across the famous Isle of Skye walk, The Old Man of Storr, yesterday afternoon

Lenticular clouds rest over Tynemouth Castle and Priory on the coast of North East England today

Lenticular clouds rest over Tynemouth Castle and Priory on the coast of North East England today

Forecasters have also alerted the residents of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast that some snow is also possible to low levels at times – mainly overnight tonight – but will become confined to higher routes by tomorrow afternoon.

There are concerns that the snow could bring longer journey times for those travelling by road, bus and train services – while the Met Office also said that some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces are possible.

Temperatures in parts of Britain today were dramatically lower than yesterday, with Benson in Oxfordshire recording just -5C (23F) this morning, compared to the 10C (50F) it had at the same point 24 hours earlier.

Today is set to be largely dry with sunny spells for England and Wales, but it will cloud over during the afternoon with light rain moving into the South West. There will also be outbreaks of heavy rain in North West Scotland.

It will then be largely cloudy tonight, with a little drizzle for southern and central England and Wales. Elsewhere, there will outbreaks of heavier rain then showers, especially for western Scotland, with brisk westerly winds.

The Met Office has issued a snow warning for tomorrow

Forecasters have warned of colder air being pushed in tomorrow

The Met Office has issued a snow warning for tomorrow (left) and warned of colder air being pushed in tomorrow (right)

The Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye is pictured during a blizzard yesterday afternoon, with more snow on the way

The Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye is pictured during a blizzard yesterday afternoon, with more snow on the way

A plane passes the moon, as photographed over Liverpool last night. A supermoon is expected tomorrow evening

A plane passes the moon, as photographed over Liverpool last night. A supermoon is expected tomorrow evening

The Storr area of the Isle of Skye in Scotland, pictured in glorious sunlight yesterday afternoon

The Storr area of the Isle of Skye in Scotland, pictured in glorious sunlight yesterday afternoon

Early cloud and rain over South East England tomorrow will clear later and most regions will then see some spells of sunshine through the day. But there will also be showers, especially for western parts and northern Scotland.

Thursday will bring a few showers in the West and far North of the UK, but elsewhere it will be largely dry with sunshine. A band of rain will move in from the west on Friday, with the heaviest downpours in northern Britain.

The top temperature recorded yesterday was 13.5C at London Heathrow Airport, while the coldest was 0.9C at Loch Glascarnoch in the Scottish Highlands. The most rain recorded was the 27.8mm (1.1in) at Tyndrum in Stirling.

Sunday was the mildest day of 2018 so far as 15.1C (59F) was recorded at Monks Wood in Cambridgeshire.



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