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Record-breaking cold snap could cause further travel woes

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Temperatures are set to plunge to -10C overnight as more harsh weather is expected across the UK today.

Rain showers are due this morning which will clear much of the snow away but motorists should be wary of icy patches.

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: "We will still have showers, which is likely to mean the snow will not settle.

"But it is going to be very cold indeed, as low as 4 or 5C in the south and 2C in the north."


Rescue teams aid recovery work after heavy snow

The AA's rescue team is out helping recovery work in Sheffield and Derbyshire following heavy Boxing Day snow.

Many abandoned cars were left in Sheffield overnight due to the heavy snowfall, while icy conditions are expected to make driving conditions difficult today.

Severe ice warnings issued as temperatures drop

The map on the left shows the ice warning in place for the whole of the UK. Credit: Met Office

A yellow severe weather warning for ice has been issued as cold winds hi the UK.

The Met Office warned of widespread icy patches and warned the public to take "extra care", while warning of the possibility of some disruption to travel.

The warning is expected to hold from 4pm this afternoon to midday on Sunday, as temperatures fall below freezing when in darkness.

Warnings are also in place for further snow and wind - with gusts of up to 60 miles per hour expected quite widely early on Saturday.


Drivers battle against conditions as snow hits UK

Drivers battled against the wintry conditions in Nottingham last night as heavy snow swept across parts of the UK.

Drivers push stranded cars on a steep hill in Nottingham on Boxing Day night. Credit: SWNS
Wild and wintry weather has hit parts of the UK, causing travel disruption. Credit: SWNS
Many motorists abandoned their vehicles as snow swept across the country. Credit: SWNS

Weather: 90% chance of ice or snow until the New Year

It may look picturesque but it could spell trouble for motorists. Credit: PA

More cold weather is on the way as forecasters predict a 90% chance of ice or snow between now and the New Year.

In some areas conditions are so bad people are being urged to travel only if absolutely necessary.

Many areas including Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, the Midlands, East Anglia, the North West and Yorkshire have been put on yellow weather alerts - the second highest warning.

The Met Office said temperatures could drop as low as -10C at the start of next week.

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