Met Office warnings EXTENDED: Snow and ice alert for almost all of UK TOMORROW – maps

UK weather: Met Office warn of icy conditions

The Met Office has issued snow and ice warnings which cover much of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland from this afternoon. A band of rain, sleet and snow followed by wintry showers will move south across western and central parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland on Sunday evening and then into parts of northern England and north Wales early on Monday morning.

The forecasters warn: “Localised accumulations of 1-3 cm are possible to lower levels but higher accumulations are likely over higher ground. Above 250 metres, accumulations of 5-10 cm are possible.

“Skies are expected to clear from the north overnight and widespread ice is likely to develop and persist through to Monday morning, especially across central and eastern areas.”

Maps show plunging temperatures today and Monday with charts turning purple with the cold as snow hits much of the country.

Met Office snow and ice warnings are concentrated in the North of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland today, before spreading south to include London, the East Midlands and East of England on Monday.

The snow and ice warnings in place today are for Central, Tayside & Fife, East Midlands, Grampian, Highlands & Eilean Siar, North East England, North West England, Northern Ireland, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders and Strathclyde.

These warnings last from 3pm today until 10am on Monday, with the Met Office cautioning of the potential for icy surfaces and some travel disruption.

Another snow and ice warning is in place today until 3pm, for Central, Tayside & Fife, Grampian, Highlands & Eilean Siar, North East England, North West England, Northern Ireland, Yorkshire and Humber, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders and Strathclyde.

The forecasters warn: “Following clearance of heavy rain this evening, colder conditions will lead to ice forming on untreated surfaces across many parts of the warning area.

“There will also be showers which will turn increasingly to snow on high ground: parts of western Scotland look likely to see a few cm above about 200m elevation, with a slight cover at low levels in heavier showers.”

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