Met Office warnings extended: Ice alert as two warring systems cause mercury to sink

BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood forecasts cold temperatures for UK

Met Office weather warnings for ice have been extended into Wednesday as temperatures plummet and wintry showers are forecast overnight. The forecasters warn: “Wintry showers are likely to persist on Tuesday night, and as ground temperatures fall below freezing, ice is likely to form on untreated surfaces.” This comes as the Met Office is keeping an eye on two weather systems which are “fighting for influence” over the UK.

Some wet snow may fall to low levels at times well inland but any settling will mostly be confined to high ground.

Up to 2-5 cm snow is likely above 250 metres, and perhaps up to 10 cm in a few places above 400 metres over the north Pennines.

The warnings are in place until 11am on Wednesday for: 

  • East Midlands
  • North East England
  • North West England
  • SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • Strathclyde
  • Yorkshire & Humber

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