Met Office issues ‘yellow’ warning for Eastern England as temperatures plummet to -12.7C in some regions

Synopsis

According to a new Met Office statement, most parts of the UK will be covered with ice in a -13C Polar blast in the next 24 hours. Due to travel disruptions in the UK, the alert has been issued for Sunday. Please keep reading to find out more details about the temperature and snowfall across the UK.

Agencies

The East of England will be under a yellow weather alert from 3 AM to 14 AM. GMT due to some areas’ record-breaking low temperatures of -12.7C. The Met Office warned that road, aviation, and train services could be impacted or postponed as Brits geared themselves for another chilly day. It comes after a week of bitter cold, during which snowfall was limited to a few isolated areas.

Avoid risky roads and pavements during heavy snowfall


On Thursday, in Bedfordshire, Woburn saw a low of -12.7C. (9.14F). In Andrewsfield, Essex, temperatures dropped to -10.7C (12.7F) throughout the night. According to the Met Office, unmanaged roads, footpaths, and cycle paths may have icy spots; slipping on the ice might be risky. If possible, it urged people to stay off the roads while ice remained.

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Heavy showers in the UK


Britain will continue to suffer heavy showers on Sunday since the Met Office has extended yellow warnings for snow and ice for Scotland, Wales, and much of England. Forecasters predict that Saturday will be freezing and that Sunday may see more snowfall. A few yellow National Severe Weather Warnings for wind, snow, and ice are in effect or will be in the coming days. It follows the troublesome, significant snowfall on Friday that caused commuters in central Scotland hardship.

FAQs:

  1. Is there any risky situation across the UK due to heavy snow?

    According to reports, the UK will remain cold with a risk of sleet and snow, particularly in the north.
  2. When is the snow shower expected to end?

    The chilly weather should end when showers and lighter air sweep in later on Sunday.

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