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Severe weather warning in place for London

Gale force winds are expected in the Greater London region Credit: PA

A severe weather warning has been issued for London by the Met Office with widespread icy patches expected to form overnight.

The Met Office say ice will form on untreated surfaces and urge extra care to anyone travelling.

Temperatures are expected to plunge in the capital between Monday and Wednesday getting as cold as -5C in some parts.

"It's going to be very cold next week and will not change until the New Year when it will get milder.

"Central London early next week will see temperatures as low as -2C and -5C in the Greater London area.

"It will be colder than at any point this winter but it will be sunny and dry so it's not all bad."

– Simon Partridge, Met Office forecaster