A cold snap is sweeping through the country this evening, bringing an icy start to many for the New Year. Freezing temperatures could even bring SNOW on higher ground. The wintry conditions could spell disaster for commuters as they head back into work after the festive break as icy patches are likely to form on roads and pavements as temperatures dip below freezing.
The conditions are severe enough for The Met Office to issue a “yellow” weather warning for parts of the country, telling people that “severe weather is possible over the next few days and could affect you”, adding that people be aware that the weather could “change or worsen”.
Scotland, Northern Ireland, the North of England and the East Midlands are expected to bear the brunt of the icy conditions as up to five centimetres of snow could accumulate on higher ground in the affected areas. Sleet and rain could also fall across the UK.