UK ice warning: Freezing subzero blast set to cause treacherous driving conditions


After storm Arwen shook the UK up with heavy gales, showers and snow, another phenomenon could impede people’s routine on Monday morning. On Sunday 28, wintery temperatures will go below zero in the evening on average with -2C in London, Kendal, York and Braemar in Scotland.

The Met Office has issued a warning that the North East of England, North West of England, South East of England, East of England, Yorkshire and the Humber, West Midlands and East Midlands regions will experience cold weather from 6pm on Friday 26 November to 3pm on Monday 29 November.

Over the weekend, some regions of England and Scotland saw snow and the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for ice in both countries.

Social media footage appeared to show a number of lorries and cars stuck on roads where snow had fallen, with ploughs being deployed in a number of areas.

More than 120 lorries became stuck in snow on the M62 near Rochdale on Friday night, forcing the closure of the motorway.

North West Motorway Police said snowploughs were deployed to clear the road.

On Monday, snow should not fall during the day as temperatures will be getting milder.

Joe Curtis, a meteorologist from AccuWeather told Express.co.uk: “Any precipitation Sunday should be in the form of rain, but Sunday night will be cold enough for rain to mix with snow in parts of the United Kingdom.

“This can lead to slippery roads and sidewalks Sunday night and into the Monday morning commute.”

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Agostinho Sousa, a Consultant in Public Health Medicine at UKHSA, said in a statement for the MET Office: “Cold weather can have a serious impact on health, particularly for older people and those with heart and lung problems, as it increases the risks of heart attacks, strokes and chest infections.

“It’s really important to keep checking on older neighbours or relatives, especially those living alone or those who have a serious illness.

“Make a call, or a socially-distanced doorstep visit if they live close by, to remind them to heat their home to at least 18 Celsius, 64.4 Fahrenheit and to keep up to date with the forecast.

“It’s also helpful to check they have enough food and drinks and any medicines they need.”



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