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Wintry conditions return as Met Office issues five weather warnings

Wintry scenes have returned to parts of the UK as a cold front sweeps in. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA

The Met Office has issued five weather warnings for the UK as wintry weather returns.

A yellow warning for snow is in place until Saturday night for much of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north east of England, while wind and rain are forecast for Wales with high winds expected on the south coast.

As much as 10cm of snow could fall on higher ground, according to forecasters.

Parts of the UK woke up to snow on Saturday morning after an area of low pressure swept across the country, signalling a start to the cold front.

Drivers faced tough conditions on the roads on Saturday morning. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA

Police Scotland issued a warning to motorists as road conditions worsened on Saturday morning.

A statement said: "There is a yellow weather warning in place for many parts of the country today and many areas are waking up to wintry weather conditions.

"Take care on the roads and be prepared for your journey. Slow down and drive to the conditions."

Daffodils can be seen growing in the snow in Stanley, County Durham. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA

Heavy snow also fell in parts of Northumberland overnight covering part of the A1 at Alnwick.

Temperatures will vary throughout the UK from around 12C to 13C in the south while some areas of Scotland will struggle to get above freezing, Mr Miall said.

The worst of the wintry weather is expected to be over by Saturday evening with a more settled picture for Sunday.

Police in Scotland warned people to be prepared before starting journeys. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA
Wintry conditions are due to return to the UK over the coming days. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA
Snow made journeys tricky on the A1 in parts of northern England and central Scotland. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA