Storm Arwen: Met Office issues warning as snow and sub-zero temperatures hang in UK

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The Met Office has issued weather warnings for dangerous ice as the UK looks poised for snow and sub-zero temperatures as the weekend approaches.

Three yellow weather warnings for ice have been put in place across southwest England and Wales, as well as most of the country’s east coast and most of Scotland.

The snow will also see a return across the country, continuing at least until the weekend. According to WXCharts, various parts of Scotland, particularly around Inverness and Aberdeen, will see at least two or three inches of snow.

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Two to three centimeters will also be seen in the northeast and northwest, while the area around Newcastle is expected to experience the most wintery conditions. Snow showers can also be observed in parts of north and central Wales.

Regarding areas where yellow warnings for ice have been put in place, the Met Office warned:

Certain injuries caused by slips and falls on icy surfaces. Probably a few patches of ice on some untreated roads, sidewalks and cycle paths. Some roads and railways can be affected by longer travel times by road, bus and train services.

According to WXCharts, lows of -8C for parts of Scotland have been forecast, while Wales and northern England could see temperatures drop from -1C to -2C in the morning.

In the afternoon temperatures are expected to rise slightly, with south-central England reaching highs of 4 ° C to 5 ° C. Northern England and Scotland are expected to warm to around 3 ° C, while Wales is expected to reach 6 ° C.

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