Met Office weather warning: New ice alert as heavy snow and blizzards to batter Britain

BBC Weather: 80mph gusts to hit parts of UK

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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice covering Northern Ireland.

The alert came into force at 5pm and runs until 9am on Wednesday.

The Met Office warned the icy conditions could lead to some travel disruption.

The weather service said: “Showers this evening and overnight will leave wet surfaces leading to icy stretches on untreated roads and pavements.

“In addition the showers will fall as snow on high ground with 1 to 3cm settling above about 200m.”

The Met Office warned there could be injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

It also warned of icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

Meanwhile, there is a separate yellow warning for snow and ice covering a swathe of Scotland which is in force until 9am tomorrow.

The Met Office said: “Showers, accompanied by strong winds, will become increasingly frequent and wintry through Tuesday at all levels, before dying away Wednesday morning.

“Below 100m, accumulations are most likely to be temporary and slushy.

“Above 200m 2-5cm is likely in places with 10-15 cm possible on higher routes.

“Icy stretches are also expected in associated with these showers, particularly where they fall as sleet to low levels.

“In combination with winds gusting 50 to 60mph at times temporary blizzard conditions and some drifting of snow on higher level routes is likely.”


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