Met Office issues five days of warnings with worst snow in decade set to hit

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    The Met Office has issued a whopping five consecutive days of weather warnings, just hours before the UK is set to be plunged into the biggest and coldest deluge of snow it has experienced in a decade.

    Earlier this week, we reported how in just a few days time, the UK will be plunged into an icy blast as low as -12C in some areas, with the snowfall rivalling the deluges of 2009 and 2010 even being forecast by some meteorologists.

    It also means that the parts of the UK, which have been battered by heavy rain and flooding in recent days, are going to face more pain as the various bodies of water will be turning to thick ice – without being given the chance to dissipate first.

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    And to make it worse for pretty much every single part of the UK, the Met Office has now issued five consecutive days of weather warnings.

    Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Helen Caughey, said: “After a spell of wet and mild weather to start 2023, a brief cold spell will change the feel of our weather across the UK for a few days next week.

    “As a northerly flow establishes, we’ll see temperatures decline with overnight frosts returning and the chance of wintry showers in the north. It will certainly feel cold in all regions too, with the northerly winds creating a notable wind-chill.”

    The new yellow weather warnings start from tonight (January 14) and will last until Wednesday (January 18).

    Warnings of injuries from slipping and falling on the ice and snow have also been issued, with huge disruptions to local transport and the rail networks also being predicted.

    And James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, warned: "There is the potential for what could be a widespread snow event across large parts of the country.

    • UK is set for worst snow in a decade – here's when and where it will hit

    "The snow is likely to hit northern regions first, but we now expect southern areas to see some snow within this period.

    "This could be heavy in parts, and lead to accumulation, and this is likely to cause disruption on the roads and travel networks."

    The snow should clear by Thursday morning – but it will return once more just a few days later.

    According to AccuWeather's long-term forecast, Friday will be another snowy day.

    However, despite covering most of the country, it will be gone by afternoon with temperatures of 7C predicated.

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