Snow and ice warnings as bitter chill blasts Britain

Snow and ice warnings as bitter chill blasts Britain

Snow and ice warnings as bitter chill blasts Britain

More snow is forecast going into the weekend, and though it is unlikely to be as heavy, there is a danger of untreated, treacherous ice covering paths and roads.

The Met Office is forecasting a night of snow for Banbury and the surrounding areas with a yellow weather warning in place.

The outlook for Saturday to Monday is sunshine and showers, mostly in the west, on Saturday.

"This snow and ice could be disruptive causing delays to travel". It will be increasingly cloudy on Sunday after widespread overnight frost, with rain or snow likely by evening, but this should clear on Monday.

Police forces across the country are warning motorists to consider if their journeys are necessary before heading out on Friday and be "extremely careful" if have to travel by road.

Transport for London also advised passengers to check their service status before setting off.

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The Met Office said rain and snow were expected to move into the United Kingdom from the southwest from Thursday and through Friday with icy patches forming, but that snow amounts would "vary markedly" across England and Wales.

She added: "Weather knows no borders; neither should strategies that are meant to be about communicating the very real dangers posed by emergency weather situations".

The Met Office said a low of minus 15.4C (4.3F) was recorded just before midnight on Thursday at Braemar in the Scottish Highlands.

The lowest ever temperature in the United Kingdom in January was also recorded in Braemar when temperatures plummeted to minus 27.2C (-16.96F) in 1982.

In Cornwall, snow is as deep as 15cm in the area of Bodmin Moor.

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