UK weather: Yellow warning covers parts of UK before rain sweeps in


Traffic travels through snow along the A702 near Silverburn, Midlothian. A yellow be aware warning for snow and ice has been issued by the Met Office for most of Scotland until 1800 hours tonight. Picture date: Monday December 26, 2022. PA Photo. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Drivers are warned to take care if they have to go out in their cars today (Picture: PA)

Yellow warnings for ice are in place across Scotland, Northern Ireland and much of northern England today.

The alert is in force until 11am with forecasters highlighting the risk of injuries from slips and falls, as well as icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

‘Following recent wet conditions, surfaces are likely to remain wet into Monday morning and, with a cold night, icy stretches will readily form on untreated surfaces,’ the Met Office said.

‘A few rain, sleet and snow showers may still affect these areas overnight, but ice remains the main hazard.’

Travel in the north has already been disrupted by flooding.

Network Rail said a landslip had collapsed an embankment along part of the West Coast Mainline, closing the track between Carlisle and Glasgow until January 6 for repair works.

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Fields covered in snow after heavy snowfall in the Scottish Highlands. A yellow warning of snow and ice has been issued for northern Scotland as the Met Office said the deadly bomb cyclone that sent temperatures plunging in the US is now causing wet and windy weather in the UK. Picture date: Friday December 30, 2022. PA Photo. Photo credit should read: Paul Campbell/PA Wire

The Met Office has issued an ice alert for all of Scotland (Picture: PA)

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All of Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northern England are under ice warnings (Picture: Metro.co.uk)

A snow plough makes its way through Carlops in the Scottish Borders. A yellow be aware warning for snow and ice has been issued by the Met Office for most of Scotland until 1800 hours tonight. Picture date: Monday December 26, 2022. PA Photo. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Gritters will be out in force to salt the roads today (Picture: PA)

All flood warnings in Scotland have now lifted but some are still in place around York, East Sussex, Bournemouth, Bristol and the Lake District.

However, Monday is likely to be the driest day of the week for the rest of the UK before rain moves in from the Atlantic.

Meteorologist Dan Stroud said: ‘There’s the risk of some icy stretches around, so definitely anyone out early tomorrow morning just needs to take some care.

‘We’re expecting a lot of wet weather as we move into the working week.

‘The best day of the week is probably going to be Bank Holiday Monday, with a lot of dry and generally fine weather across the country, a bit of a cloud in the mix, with cloud and rain moving in early Tuesday morning.

‘And then our focus gets to a spell of wet weather (on) Tuesday into Wednesday and that could produce quite a bit of rain across some western locations.’

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