BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood warns of sleet and snow for parts
Much of the UK has seen a dusting of snow over the course of the weekend, but some areas have seen significantly heavy snowfall prompting the Met Office to issue several weather warnings. According to the latest Met Office forecast, some areas of the UK could see some further snow on Monday, January 25.
The Met Office said the weekend’s snowfall should remain on the ground through Monday, and the week is expected to start cold and bright for much of the UK.
However, some areas of the UK can also expect to see some further snow today.
The Met Office forecast for Monday states most areas will be “fine, dry and bright”, but “wintry showers” may continue over north and west Scotland, as well as potentially over the Irish Sea coasts of north-west England and north Wales.
The Met Office has issued swathes of weather warnings, which are due to expire during Monday morning.
A yellow snow and ice warning, which covers parts of northern and western Scotland, will expire at 11am today.
The Met Office warning reads: “Wintry showers across western Scotland and the Northern Isles will turn increasingly to rain at low levels during the early hours of Monday allowing icy patches to form.
“On hills and mountains, showers will remain as snow.
“A few centimetres of snow are possible on hills above 200 metres, and perhaps over the Shetland mainland for a time this evening.
“Northern Grampian will be dry for most of the night but a few showers are likely here late in the night.”
Most parts of England and Wales, with the exception of some northeastern areas, are under a yellow ice warning until 11am.
A yellow ice warning also covers Northern Ireland until 11am today.
WXCHARTS weather maps, which use data from MetDesk, show the heaviest snow depth is forecast for parts of Scotland today.
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In some areas of Scotland, as much as 12.5inches (32cm) of snow depth could accumulate, according to winter overview charts.
The charts also show some snow depth will remain on Monday morning in parts of northern England, the Midlands, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Sub-zero temperatures are due to remain throughout this morning, with dozens of bus and train services across the country reporting issues today.
A number of schools – which were open for vulnerable children or those of key workers – have also closed due to the treacherous weather conditions.
This morning Derbyshire roads Policing Unit said: “Snow and ice remains on the roads. We are currently dealing with crashes as follows: A38 South Coxbench to Ripley, A38 South Palm Court to Markeaton, A38 South Findern to Toyota, A38 North Toyota to Findern and A50 East J4 to J3.
“Is your journey absolutely essential?”
The West Midlands Network has warned of disruption across public transport services, while West Midlands Ambulance Service cautioned against ice and cold temperatures across the region.
In Nottinghamshire, dozens of bus routes have been cancelled today due to the poor weather, including Ilkeston services, H1, the 21 and the 27.
Windy snow forecast maps also show significant new snow could fall over parts of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland over the course of the next three days.
Tonight the Met Office forecast “clear and cold” conditions for many parts of the UK along with “widespread frost”.
Rain and snow is forecast for parts of Scotland, and rain and some stronger winds are due to arrive in Northern Ireland later in the night.
However, by Wednesday temperatures across the south could rise back up to 10C or 12C.
With the milder weather comes a greater risk of flooding, and further problems are possible in southern parts by the end of the week.
Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said: “It’s a bit of a rollercoaster from cold and wintry conditions to wet and windy ones.
“We are keeping an eye on rainfall totals because there are some areas that are very sensitive to rainfall and there is further possible flooding as we go through the second half of the week.”
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