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UK weather: Heavy snow and ice to hit Britain this weekend as Met Office issue warnings - how will YOUR area be affected?

Mirror logo Mirror 03/02/2018 Toby Meyjes

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An icy blast is set to hit parts of Britain this weekend as rain and snow falls on frozen ground.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for ice for much of the north and Scotland with temperatures set to fall below zero.

The cold snap that has affected most of the UK this week looks set to continue this weekend.

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The warmest regions will not rise above a lowly 7C while most areas will see lows of 1C.

Up to 3cm of snow is set to fall on higher ground in the north but for most there is danger of ice.

The Met Office Chief forecaster said: "As we enter a spell of cold weather, a band of rain and snow will move into the UK overnight and into Saturday.

"Over high ground in Scotland and across the higher Pennine routes, snowfall may amount to 2 or 3 cm in places.

"However, the main hazards seem more likely to come from ice, where rain falls on frozen surfaces."

North West England

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Rain and snow is predicted to hit the north west - and that will bring with it a threat of ice.

A severe weather warning for ice is in place for all of Saturday morning until 11am.

Temperatures wont push past 7C this weekend and will dip below -1C at night.

There will be patchy rain but places like the Pennies and Lake District could be hit by snow.

North East England

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A weather warning is also in place for ice in the north east for Saturday between 1am and 11am.

The Met Office has warned that journeys by car, bike and foot may take longer than normal and there is an increased risk of injuries or accidents.

Temperatures will dip to -3C tonight with rain or hill snow expected overnight and on Saturday.

Yorkshire and Humber

This weekend is set to be cold with highs of 5C and lows of -3C.

There will be light rain, mainly for the west of the region, and wintry showers nearer the cost possibly turning to sleet on Sunday.

This will bring a chance of ice with the Met Office putting in place a severe weather warning for ice for Saturday morning.

East Midlands

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Rain and snow will fall on the east midlands creating a risk of ice for Saturday morning. A severe weather warning is also in place for tomorrow morning.

Like elsewhere, it will be cold with temperatures randing between -1C and 5C.

Wintry showers could hit the region near the coast but there could also be sunny intervals inbetween.

West Midlands

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The west midlands has also been advised to prepare for ice and an increased risk of accidents on Saturday morning.

Friday evening will be frosty with temperatures dropping to freezing point.

Patchy rain is likely on Saturday morning, while rain and snow will ease during the afternoon.

South East England and London

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While no weather warnings are in place, temperatures will dip to -1C in the south east and not rise above 6C on Saturday.

There could still be the odd wintry shower but otherwise there will be outbreaks of light rain and sleet.

The west of the region will remain cloudy tonight possibly leading to a frost.

South West England

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After a frosty start to Friday morning, patchy rain will spread to the whole region on Saturday.

The west will be hit by the heaviest of the rain which will ease in the east by the afternoon.

There are no weather warnings in place and temperatures will hit as high as 7C.

Wales

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Rain will arrive overnight on Friday from the Irish Sea and hit all of Wales by Saturday morning.

This rain will become snow on higher ground but it will ease in the east by Saturday afternoon.

Sunday and Monday will remain cold and there could be more snow overnight on Monday.

There are no weather warnings in place.

Northern Ireland

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There is now weather warning in place for Northern Ireland and temperatures will not dip below 2C.

Rain, sleet and snow will clear the west on Saturday morning and be replaced by a bright day with a few scattered showers.

Despite this temperatures will not rise above 6C.

Scotland

A severe weather warning is in place for Saturday morning for ice fir much of eastern Scotland.

Rain and snow will fall on frozen surfaces brining a threat of ice.

Journeys by car, bike and foot may take longer than normal and there could be an increased risk of injuries or accidents. 

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