Icy temperatures about to strike
Posted on: February 23, 2016
After a mild weekend, temperatures have dropped below zero again – and are expected to reach lows of -10°C during the week.
A plume of mild air across the South saw temperatures almost three times higher than the average for this time of year at the weekend in southern Britain, while the chilly, wet conditions continued in the North.
But Monday saw a sharp change, as an arctic maritime air mass that swept in from the North early in the week, sending the nation back into the freezer. This wet, cold air from the arctic often brings snow, with the Met Office warning that northerly parts of the UK could see snowfall on higher ground.
The Met Office issued a severe weather warning for ice to spread across parts of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and urged the public to take caution when walking, cycling or driving.
The Met Office said on its website:
“Please be aware of the risk of some difficult driving conditions and some low leRead full article