Huge freeze to grip UK as cold sparks yellow alerts

The Met Office have issued more weather warnings after warning of freezing weather conditions on Monday.

Temperatures have drastically dropped overnight, with some parts of the UK waking up to ice.

Following Storm Babet, another yellow weather warning has been issed for parts of the UK as the Met Office warns of “icy patches” that could lead to “falls”.

A spokesman said: “Icy patches may cause some disruption to travel on Monday morning.

“Icy patches will develop on untreated surfaces on Sunday night and Monday morning, especially where runoff from nearby saturated ground leads to salt wash-off.”

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Met Office Expert Meteorologist Christoph Almond said: “Sunday looks like a quieter day for many, although there will still be some showers around.

“However, in lighter winds and with temperatures above average, it could feel comparatively pleasant for a short time.

“But, on Monday, more heavy rain and showers look like spreading in from the southwest, and that sets the scene for the coming week. While most places will see rain or showers at some point – southern areas could bear the brunt of these.”

Jim Dale, senior meteorologist for British Weather Services, added: “No storms as such so far; colder at first, changeable thereafter.”

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The weather warning is in place for a number of regions, including: Central, Tayside & Fife, Grampian, Highlands & Eilean Siar, North East England, North West England, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders and Strathclyde.

Met Office long-range forecast in full

From October 24 to November 2 the forecaster says: “This period will start unsettled with areas of rain or showers moving northeast on Tuesday, perhaps accompanied by fairly windy conditions for a time.

“Conditions may improve from the west later. The following couple of days will likely see further showers or longer spells of rain in places, perhaps becoming focused more towards western and southern areas.

“Daytime temperatures remaining close to average, however with mild nights for many. Through the rest of the period, a similar theme continues, with weather systems likely arriving from the southwest, along with some drier, brighter interludes.

“This may bring above average rainfall to southern and western areas, and perhaps some stronger winds at times. Temperatures are likely to remain near or slightly above average.”

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