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BBC Weather forecaster warns more snow to come - as transport chaos grows

BBC Weather forecaster warns more snow to come - as transport chaos grows

Charities and safety campaigners warn not to go out during the worst of the weather and stock up on essentials.

Wintry conditions are beginning to bite as "heavy snowfall" in south-east England led to disruption and accidents on the roads.

Cold and crisp, with light winds, a few wintry showers and some sunny spells.

Thermometers could touch -15C (5F) in exposed spots with lows of between freezing and -7C (19.4F) forecast widely.

Temperatures will plunge to -10C (14F) over the coming nights with numbing winds making it feel closer to -15C (5F).

Warnings have been issued for Tuesday for the western coasts of England, Scotland the most of Northern Ireland.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of snow and ice for the East of England.

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This evening and tonight, falls of snow will give accumulations of 0 to 3 cm leading to hazardous conditions on roads and footpaths.

Vulnerable people, such as children and OAPs, have been told to take care in the cold conditions until Friday.

The Met Office Chief Forecaster said: "Further showers of snow, sleet and hail will affect western parts of the United Kingdom, these frequent in western Scotland and the north of Northern Ireland, where thunder is also possible".

"For the South, East of England and Eastern England a cold day but largely fine".

"Prolonged periods of cold weather can be risky, especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases".

"Temperatures will dip to between 0C and -4C with a widespread frost and icy patches".

Mr Burkill said: "As we go through the next 24 to 48 hours, it's going to stay cold, and we are going to see some snow and pretty much anywhere in the country could see something". "Lowest temperatures 2 to 5 C".


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