The Met Office has been forced to issue a weather warning for snow ahead of a few freezing days when temperatures in the UK could drop to -7C.
A major snow front has already hit northern Scotland and is expected to move slowly south this week.
For now, the Met Office’s yellow level warning only affects Scotland, but this could be extended over the next few days as conditions deteriorate elsewhere.
Lasting until at least 11 a.m. Wednesday, the warning reads: “Snow may cause disruption in parts of Scotland later on Tuesday and into Wednesday night.”
Scots were also told to beware of “travel delays on the roads with stranded vehicles and passengers, as well as delayed or canceled rail and air travel”.
The warning continues: “There is a small chance that some rural communities will be isolated.
“There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, will be affected.”
“[There is] a small chance that untreated sidewalks and bike paths will become impassable.”
According to WX Charts, temperatures in the area covered by the warning will drop to -7C on Thursday with several inches of snow remaining on the ground throughout the week.
Thursday will also see snow move across northern England, falling heavily around Newcastle and Manchester and leaving an inch or two on the ground.
WX maps also predict that showers could reach south into the Midlands, although by then the snow front has dissipated considerably and nothing is expected to settle.
Wales could also see action by Friday, with temperatures there and in England dropping below zero on several occasions this week.
This week also likely won’t be the last we’ll see of white stuff this month, with preliminary WX Charts readings for next week showing another snow front moving in, this time from the West, for cover both Wales and England.
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