Weather forecast UK – Britain faces 'messy' winter conditions this week as Arctic blast brings snow and freezing rain

ARCTIC conditions are set to sweep across the UK next week, bringing three days of snow and freezing rain in an icy blast following floods.

It comes after the UK experienced its “coldest night of the winter yet” amid a raft of yellow weather warnings for snow and ice.

Following temperatures dropping to as low as -15C in Scotland, Sunday morning saw cold and frosty conditions, with widespread ice causing tricky driving conditions.

Follow our weather live blog below for the latest news and updates from around the country

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    YELLOW WARNING FOR SNOW ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN SCOTLAND

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    RISK OF FREEZING RAIN

    Met Office Chief Meteorologist Steven Ramsdale said there is a risk of freezing rain as cold weather continues across the country.

    He said: “Over the next few days we continue to see a division between milder conditions in the South West with much colder air to the north and east.

    “Yellow weather warnings have been issued for Tuesday and Wednesday highlighting the risk of disruptive snowfall with the high ground of northern England and Scotland most likely to see the largest snow accumulations.

    “The risk of freezing rain will be an additional threat across parts of eastern Wales and parts of the Midlands.”

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    COLD WEEK AHEAD

    Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said temperatures will plunge as low as -6C in England overnight and between -10C and -15C in Scotland.

    He told PA: "It gets a bit more interesting as we go into Tuesday and the middle of the week."

    The forecaster added a "much heavier" band of rain is expected to arrive overnight on Monday into Tuesday.

    It will "quickly turn to snow as it bumps up against cold air", Mr Partridge added.

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    MONDAY EVENING FORECAST

    The Met Office's weather forecast for Monday evening says: "Some snow for central and southern Scotland in the evening, whilst a band of rain in the southwest moves north, turning to snow over northern England later."

  • Shayma Bakht

    YELLOW WEATHER WARNING DETAILS

  • Shayma Bakht

    67 FLOOD WARNINGS AND 151 FLOOD ALERTS

    The Environment Agency issued 67 flood warnings and 151 flood alerts.

    This comes as the north will be hit by snow this week and the south is expected to see more freezing rain.

  • Shayma Bakht

    AREAS AFFECTED BY YELLOW WARNING

    Expect up to 20 cm or more of snow across higher parts of the northern England and Scotland today.

    Forecasts of freezing rain and ice are also causing concern.

    Here are the areas covered by the Yellow Warning:

    • Central Scotland, Tayside & Fife
    • East Midlands
    • Grampian, Scotland
    • Scottish Highlands & Eilean Siar
    • North East England
    • North West England
    • Northern Ireland
    • SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
    • Strathclyde, Scotland
    • Wales
    • West Midlands
    • Yorkshire & Humber

    IN PICS: A car driving through more than 4ft of floodwater, which has caused the A1101 to close

    MORE ON THE WARNING

    The Met Office says "snow, with a risk of widespread ice, is likely to push slowly northeast during Tuesday, bringing difficult travel conditions."

    This could cause serious travel delays and some rural communities in the UK becoming cut off.

    Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, might be affected by the weather.

    There is also the risk of injury from slips and falls – so, it is best to be careful when walking and driving.

    • Shayma Bakht

      YELLOW WARNINGS: SNOW AND ICE IN NORTHEAST AND SCOTLAND

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      A SCATTERING OF SUNSHINE THIS MORNING

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      FIRST DAY OF FINAL 'WINTER' MONTH

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      DULL AND MISTY START

      Met Office says: "Dull and misty start in the south with some drizzle.

      "Drier and colder further north with sunny spells, but snow showers affecting some eastern and northern parts of Scotland.

      "Occasional rain and some hill snow for Northern Ireland later."

    • Shayma Bakht

      WHERE WILL IT BE SUNNY?

      The best of today's sunshine will be in northern and central parts on Monday.

      Cloudier elsewhere in the UK with heavy rain, and some snow on the hills of Northern Ireland in the afternoon.

    • Shayma Bakht

      IN PICS: Stunning sunrise by the coast in Edinburgh, Scotland

    • Ben Hill

      LONDON AND SOUTH EAST FORECAST

      Rather cloudy and damp today. Breezy and staying cold.

      Today:

      A rather cloudy and damp day, with some outbreaks of patchy light rain and drizzle at times, especially first thing. Perhaps the odd brighter interlude is likely during the afternoon. Breezy and staying cold. Maximum temperature 6 °C.

      Tonight:

      Dry with some clear spells initially this evening, with perhaps a touch of frost in places. However, cloud and rain will arrive from the west overnight, with freshening winds. Minimum temperature 2 °C.

    • Ben Hill

      TWO-DAY FORECAST

      Today:

      Dull and misty start in the south with some drizzle. Drier and colder further north with sunny spells, but snow showers affecting some eastern and northern parts of Scotland. Occasional rain and some hill snow for Northern Ireland later.

      Tonight:

      Some snow for central and southern Scotland in the evening, whilst a band of rain in the southwest moves north, turning to snow over northern England later.

    • Ben Hill

      US STORM

      A powerful winter storm is expected to dump deep snow on swathes of the northeastern United States including New York City today after blanketing the nation's capital.

      The National Weather Service issued storm warnings from Virginia to Maine — home to tens of millions of people — and predicted snowfall of 18 to 24 inches (45-60 centimeters) in southern New York, northeastern New Jersey and parts of southwest Connecticut.

      New Jersey governor Phil Murphy issued a state of emergency ahead of the storm's expected arrival Sunday night, allowing authorities to close roads, evacuate homes and commandeer equipment needed for public safety.

    • Joseph Gamp

      UP TO 20CM SNOW EXPECTED THIS WEEK AS UK BRACES FOR ARCTIC BLAST

      The Met Office has warned that up to 20cm of snow is set to fall in parts of the UK this week as temperatures fall as low as -15C.

      It comes as yellow weather warnings for ice remain in place across the south of England and parts of Scotland, with travel disruption expected.

      Areas including Wales, the West Midlands, Oxfordshire, and London could see snowfall in the coming days, while parts of the north are expected to get a heavy covering later in the week.

    • Joseph Gamp

      VERY COLD AND FROSTY START TO MONDAY – MET OFFICE

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      METEOGROUP WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONDAY

      The Meteogroup has released it's weather forecast for Monday day and evening.

      While it will be dry for many, "wintry showers are likely across Northern Ireland, the eastern Scottish highlands and the Northern Isles.

      It continued: "It will be rather cloudy across the southern UK, but it will be dry. It should be drier and brighter across parts of Wales and northern England. Light north-easterly winds."

      Bur Monday night will see "rain move east over Northern Ireland, Wales and south-west England where it will be heavy. A risk of snow for Scotland.

      "Dry for a time for the eastern half of England. After midnight, the rain will move east to all areas with snow pushing into northern England."

    • Joseph Gamp

      SATURDAY SAW PARTS OF ENGLAND AFFECTED BY FLOODING AND HEAVY RAIN

      Police in Hertfordshire reported “extensive flooding” affecting a number of properties in Long Marston on Saturday afternoon, after heavy rain fell throughout the day.

      Popular beauty site Chesil Beach in Dorset was battered last night during a brutal storm with a car being washed away by giant waves.

      Sea and rain water poured thrashed onto streets with at least one person left needing urgent medical attention. 

    • Joseph Gamp

      MET OFFICE RELEASES '4CAST' FOR MONDAY

    • Joseph Gamp

      SNOW CHANCE

      More than 5,000 people have signed a petition demanding a binman who was sacked for kicking the head off a kid's snowman is given his job back.

      Callum Woodhouse, 19, was dismissed by Herefordshire Council last week after he was caught on CCTV "kung-fu" kicking the head off a snowman that had been built by a three-year-old.

      Read more here.

    • Joseph Gamp

      WINTER STORM ORLENA GUNNING FOR UNITED STATES

      Heavy snow and blizzards are set to leave 100 million people shivering across 20 states.

      A foot of snow is due to be dumped in New York by the winter storm, while icy winds will send temperatures plummeting.

      Winter storm watches and weather advisories are now in effect across 20 states, says the the National Weather Prediction Center.  

      Areas facing the wintry blast range from parts of the Northern Plains and southern Great Lakes to the southern Appalachians, Mid-Atlantic states and New England.

      Read more here.

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