Met Office warnings: UK on alert as chilling blast to smash Britain with 4 inches of snow

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Met Office warnings: UK on alert as chilling blast to smash Britain with 4 inches of snow

Snow is continuing to batter Britain this week after flurries were seen up and down the country over the weekend, including a light sprinkle in par

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Snow is continuing to batter Britain this week after flurries were seen up and down the country over the weekend, including a light sprinkle in parts of London. Now even more snow is on the way after the MEt Office issued a fresh batch of weather warnings for snow and ice on Monday morning, extending for the next two days. A yellow alert for ice is in place for a swathe of the midlands and Wales from 6pm tonight as ice stretches could lead to chaos.

The Met Office said: “Icy stretches are expected, especially where there has been some melting snow during Monday daytime or snow is still lying.”

The forecaster warned people to be wary of ice on the rods and pavements, saying there will probably be “some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths” along with the potential for injuries.

In Scotland, a snow warning is in place from 11am on Tuesday until 11.59pm.

The alert says: “A spell of hill snow will develop during Tuesday late morning and afternoon. Over northern England and southern Scotland, snow will initially fall down to approximately 200-300 m before gradually becoming confined to areas above 400 m during course of the afternoon.

“Here, accumulations will be mainly above 300 m where 2-5 cm snow is likely for some and above 400 m 5-8 cm is possible in a few places.

“Further north, hill snow will be more prolonged and 2-5 snow cm is likely above 200 m and in some places 5-10 cm is possible above 400 m, most likely over the southern Grampian Mountains.”

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