Snow to blanket Britain as Met Office issues Arctic blast weather warning

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Much of the UK looks set to be blanketed with snow today and tomorrow as the Met Office issued a weather warning for wintry spells.

Snowflakes and freezing conditions are set to spread from the north of the United Kingdom on Sunday – with the icy weather due to spread all the way south.

A yellow alert weather warning was issued for most of Scotland, all of Northern Ireland, and the north of England and Wales on Sunday.

The yellow alert, which spreads across the south of England and Wales, is also in place for Monday and is in place until Monday night.

The Met Office warned on Sunday: “An area of rain, sleet and snow will move south through Sunday night with the potential for icy surfaces and some travel disruption.”

They went on to predict that roads and railways are likely to be effective and recommend people travelling should plan for journeys to take longer.

The weather service added warnings of: “Icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.”

On Monday, the frosty and wintery weather is due to spread across the majority of Wales, while also blanketing London and the most of the south of England – with only Cornwall, the south coast and parts of east England set to escape the ice and snow.

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The Met Office warns: “Rain may turn to snow, which along with widespread ice, will lead to the potential for some disruption to travel and utilities.”

Members of the public from across the UK have been sharing updates and images of winter weather as families enjoy walks in the snow.

Photos show varying degrees of snowfall across the north of England, parts of Scotland, and across the Irish sea in Northern Ireland.

Members of the public were excited to see a “dusting of snow” on hills around Belfast, while families in Dunblane shared images of snow covered ground.

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The rest of the week looks set to bring mainly cold, sunny days.

Updating with an outlook for weather from Tuesday to Thursday, the Met Office writes: “Rather cold or cold, night frosts, but mostly dry, sunny days, away from slow clearing fog patches.

“Scattered wintry coastal showers bring an ice risk as they move inland throughout.”

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