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Snow and ice warning for many parts of the Anglia region

A snow covering near the village of Castle Camps on the Cambridgeshire-Essex-Suffolk border. Credit: Rosemarie Jessop

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in parts of the Anglia region on Sunday which may cause some travel disruption

The warning area has been extended southwards to cover more of Hertfordshire, Essex and Suffolk.

The warning is in force until 6pm on Sunday 21 January 2018

The Met Office says an area of snow is likely to move eastwards across many central and northern parts of the UK on Sunday.

The snow is more likely to affect higher routes with lower levels only affected more locally. In addition, rain may fall onto frozen surfaces for a time, particularly across Scotland, following a very cold night.

Some roads and railways likely to be affected, with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.

Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces. Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

The snow is expected to become confined to northeast Scotland later in the day as it progressively turns to rain from the southwest.

The area covered by the yellow weather warning for snow and ice on Sunday. Credit: Met Office

"Amounts of fresh snow will vary considerably across the warning area.

"Most of the snow is expected on higher ground with 3-6 cm likely above around 200 m and perhaps 10-15 cm locally on ground above 300 m over Scotland.

"At lower levels 1-3 cm is possible locally, but with many spots escaping altogether."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment
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