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Snow warning as temperatures to remain low this week

30 January 2019

Weather warnings for snow and ice have been issued for large parts of the United Kingdom, with up to 10cm (4in) of snow expected to fall on higher ground as temperatures drop.

A second weather warning for snow and ice for the Capital and surronding areas will also run from 9pm on Tuesday to midday on Wednesday, 30 January.

Powys County Council has already prepared for the weather and will have gritters and snow ploughs out on main roads.

"Three to 5cm of snow is likely above 200 metres, with up to 10cm in a few places".

Cyclists are also being told to look out for thick sheets of ice left untreated on roads, pavements and paths.

Snow could fall over southern Scotland and NW England Tuesday lunchtime, into Wales and more of northern England Tuesday afternoon then heading over more of England later on Tuesday away from Kent around midnight.

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The Met office's Meteorologist continued: "Initially mostly rain but turning more and more into sleet and snow as we go through the afternoon".

Commuters have been warned of potential disruption as a band of snow and ice is expected to hit Scotland.

Advice on the Met Office website reads: "Showers will turn increasingly to snow on higher ground then to lower levels later in the night and on Tuesday morning".

'Snow is likely to lower levels at times, perhaps moreso than during cold weather so far'.

Up to 10cm of snow could fall on higher ground as temperatures drop across large parts of the United Kingdom this week.

Snow warning as temperatures to remain low this week