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UK News Winter tightens its grip on the UK: More sub-zero temperatures and treacherous conditions

05:01  25 january  2021
05:01  25 january  2021 Source:   news.sky.com

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Thousands of schools remain closed as sub - zero temperatures cause treacherous icy conditions . Falling temperatures and heavy snowfall have caused disruption. Forecasters warned of dangerous travel conditions across most of the country as heavy snowfall swept through the east of England.

The icy weather is not over yet, with Britain warned to expect sub-zero temperatures and treacherous conditions in the early days of this week.

a fire hydrant covered in snow: A woman builds a snowman during heavy snowfall in London. Pic: AP © Associated Press A woman builds a snowman during heavy snowfall in London. Pic: AP

It comes after a Sunday during which much of the country was covered in snow, bringing some relief for Britons bored with the stay-at-home rules of the coronavirus pandemic.

a close up of a map: Snow on the roofs of houses in Bristol on Sunday © PA Snow on the roofs of houses in Bristol on Sunday

The Met Office said parts of the Midlands should prepare for -10C (14F) going into Monday, with the rest of the country expected to see between -4C (24.8F) and -6C (21.2F).

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a group of people walking down a snow covered slope: Dog walkers on a snowy Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on Sunday © PA Dog walkers on a snowy Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on Sunday

An amber weather warning for snow is in place between Nottingham and Stoke On Trent, with the threat of power cuts, travel disruption and rural communities being cut off.


Video: Sledges out in Dunstable as snow falls (Sky News)

There are also five yellow warnings for snow and ice in the southern part of England, eastern Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The snow is likely to continue for parts of the Midlands, where up to 15cm could fall by the end of the day.

Even places without snow are likely to see widespread frost with icy roads and other wintry hazards.

Meteorologist Simon Partridge said: "The band of snow that came through overnight stalled over the Midlands and will then track its way back over southeast England.

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Bitterly cold weather will tighten its grip on Britain this week with widespread snow showers, freezing fog and overnight temperatures plunging to -6C, forecasters have warned. A man walks his dog on frozen flood water at York Knavesmire, North Yorkshire as cold weather sweeps across the UK

The treacherous conditions made morning rush hour difficult and continued to cause misery for commuters heading home in the evening. On the roads, there have been a number of serious collisions as drivers were warned to take extra care when making their journeys.

"Our main focus is that it is going to be a really cold night, particularly across central and southern parts of the UK - so the whole of Northern Ireland, all of Wales, most of the southern half of England from the Midlands and southwards."

On Sunday, the snow forced four vaccination centres in Wales to close and some centres in England needed specialist vehicles to clear access paths.

Temperatures are expected to be milder next week, however, with England's south likely to reach between 10C (50F) and 12C (53.6F).

Mr Partridge said: "It's a bit of a rollercoaster from cold and wintry conditions to wet and windy ones.

"We are keeping an eye on rainfall totals because there are some areas that are very sensitive to rainfall and there is further possible flooding as we go through the second half of the week."

Weather warnings in place as heavy snowfall expected to hit parts of UK .
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