Snow warning for Brits as Arctic blast to bring coldest day of the year so far

An Arctic blast will bring the coldest day of the year so far next week as northern winds make freezing temperatures feel as cold as -4C.

The Met Office has already issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in nine regions of the UK for Monday and Tuesday, with temperatures set to plummet below zero.

The agency has earmarked Central Scotland, East Midlands Grampian, Highlands, Orkney & Shetland, South West Scotland, Strathclyde, and Yorkshire & Humber as candidates for 4cm of snow when the big chill sets in in the coming days.

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And now for many areas, Monday will see the lowest temperatures of 2023, with -3C forecast in Glasgow earmarked as one of the chilliest places in the UK.

Met Office senior meteorologist Craig Snell, explained: "Going into next week we do see a bit of a change with even colder air coming through and then an increase in risk of sudden disruption due to some sleet, snow and some ice.

"So at the moment, the main focus is across northern and eastern parts of the UK where we have issued warnings already for Monday and Tuesday for the risk of some snow showers moving in from the North.

"Highest accumulations will be across the high ground. But even at lower levels, we are likely to see some disruption in places as the showers come through.

He added: "Scotland and some eastern parts of England have warnings going throughout Monday and Tuesday. In other parts of the country, we are keeping a close eye on it, there is a chance that we could see some snow further south as we kind of go through the week ahead.

"Some uncertainty still on where that snow is going to be because at the same time we will be seeing a milder air trying to come in from the Atlantic.

"So some places may well see some rain and other places may well see some snow."

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Drivers have been warned against potentially hazardous conditions from Monday night with the weather agency adding there is "a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel".

Dr Agostinho Sousa, meanwhile head of extreme events and health protection at the UK Health Security Agency said: "During periods like this, it is important to check in on family, friends and relatives who may be more vulnerable to the cold weather, as it can have a serious impact on health.

"If you have a pre-existing medical condition or are over the age of 65, it is important to try and heat your home to at least 18C if you can."


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