UK weather: Ice warnings issued as 6 inches of snow and freezing conditions loom | UK | News

the Office met issued two yellow warnings on Tuesday in Inverness and parts of London. Inverness will face frequent snow showers and icy stretches which will disrupt travel, especially for the higher routes.

Weather conditions can impact road and rail trips due to patches of ice.

The department further issued a warning that each of England’s nine regions will experience cold weather from Tuesday January 4 at midnight to Thursday January 6 at noon.

Friday’s warning concerns sleet and snow showers covering the north-west of England and the west of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

This could mean difficult driving conditions and travel disruptions.

Met Office chief meteorologist Andy Page said: ‘A cold flow from the north will cause temperatures to drop across much of the UK over the next few days, especially compared to the recent mild weather.

“Wednesday night will see a severe frost across most of the UK, with temperatures dropping below zero across much of the country.”

According to weather experts, snow will accumulate above 1,000 feet (305 m) across the Pennines and the Scottish Highlands on Friday.

Dave Bowers, senior meteorologist at accuweather.com, told Express.co.uk: “One to three inches (3 to 8 cm) of snow should accumulate above 1,000 feet (305 m) through the mountains of North Wales, the Pennines and the Scottish Highlands.

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Agostinho Sousa, public health medicine consultant at UKHSA, said: “The cold can have a serious impact on health, especially for the elderly and those with heart and lung problems, as it increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and lung infections. .

“It is important to monitor those who are more vulnerable to the cold, including neighbors or older relatives, especially those who live alone or those who have serious illness. “

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