Britain is preparing for another major frost today. In parts of northern England and Scotland, severe weather warnings are being issued for ice as temperatures drop below zero for the coming week.
A cold and dry day with strong winds is expected in most parts of the UK today, with gusts of 30 to 45 miles per hour from the east bringing a chill to already freezing temperatures.
Conditions are expected to remain frosty until tomorrow, with a weather warning for ice in eastern Scotland and Northern Ireland and parts of England from 4pm today to 11am tomorrow and treacherous conditions on the roads.
Expect some snow over the hills of the southeast, although the day will remain dry for most days and temperatures will drop overnight. Showers can be seen in eastern and some central parts.
The Met Office predicts that the cold spell that has hit much of the UK will last through next week, with temperatures expected to stay slightly below average, the Met Office said.
Temperatures will remain in the single digits across the UK for the coming days, with rain, sleet and snow partially expected. Colder weather is also expected at the end of the month as the sudden warming of the stratosphere spills over into our atmosphere.
Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said, “This cold spell is sure to continue this week and into next week, although we should see some recovery in temperatures early next week.
“By the time we get to Friday we're starting to see the possibility that things are warming up a bit, but we're still looking for 3C (37.4F) or 4C (39.2F) for London, with isolated areas maybe showing 6C ( 42.8F). & # 39;
A car stands in a snow-covered field this morning after leaving the road near Great Broughton in the North Yorkshire Moors
Rhys Williams, eight, looks up at a snowman this morning as he slides in snow and freezes in freezing temperatures in the Llangynidr Mountains in the Brecon Beacons, Mid Wales
A local train crosses the Ribblehead Viaduct in the shadow of snow-capped Ingleborough Mountain this morning as work continues on a £ 2.1 million restoration project to realign eroded joints and stones on all 24 arches of the famous Replacing level crossing in North Yorkshire
A weather warning for ice in eastern Scotland and Northern Ireland and parts of England from 4pm today to 11am tomorrow
Temperatures in Leeds are around 4 ° C, while parts of Scotland hover around freezing during the day.
Ms. Maxey continued, “January temperatures are a little below average. I think by mid-month these temperatures will likely approach the average for this type of year. & # 39;
Persistent rain is expected in the southeast, falling between 2 mm (5 mm) and 0.6 in (15 mm) over two days.
There may also be sleet and snow in some parts of the UK, although for the most part it will remain at a higher level.
Ms. Maxey said, “We can see the strange movement sloping down to lower levels, especially in the northeast, maybe the northwest depending on what day you look at, but surely any snow on lower levels will be really temporary and not very long last.
She added that the southeast might see some snow on Thursday and Friday too, but "if it does it won't stay long".
"A half-degree difference in temperature can mean the difference between snow and rain. So snow is one of those things that is difficult to regulate too far out."
The Met Office meteorologists are tracking two weather events that could affect conditions in the UK in the coming weeks – a La Nina, which would likely bring wet and stormy weather and a sudden warming of the stratosphere coupled with very cold weather.
Ms. Maxey continued, “You have the two events at the same time, so in a sense they compete against each other.
"You are fighting for influence over Britain, so to speak, we are a very small point in the middle of the ocean."
The sudden warming of the stratosphere in 2018 brought the heavy snow known as snow from the east; However, Ms. Maxey said the event will bring rather cold weather with no heavy snow, although it is difficult to predict.
"The feeling right now is that we are seeing a bit colder weather towards the end of January to February, but probably the weather we are seeing at the moment, as opposed to what is popularly perceived as an animal from the east," She said.
A tractor with a snow field drives past a snow covered field after a car left the road near Great Broughton on the North Yorkshire Moors this morning
Scenic views at Chop Gate, on the North Yorkshire Moors, this morning as more snow fell in the area overnight
The North Yorkshire village of Chop Gate sees a blanket of snow covering the fields this morning
Two women are walking their dogs on New Brighton Beach, Wirral, at sunrise this morning
The view of the sun rising behind the Liverpool skyline from New Brighton Beach in Wirral this morning
Gorgeous shades of blue fall over the rocks this morning as the sun rises behind the Liverpool skyline from New Brighton Beach in Wirral
Some areas, including parts of Northumberland, woke to another blanket of white material this morning when snow plows saw the roads clear.
Police and volunteers rescued drivers who were stranded in their cars in the Peak District following a sudden overnight snow storm.
WXCHARTS, a weather company that predicts long-term weather trends, has warned of heavy snowfall that can drop as much as 30 inches in a day through Jan. 17, Der Spiegel reported.
Conditions are similar to those during the Beast from the East and while John Griffiths, a Met Office forecaster, told MailOnline the country should expect rain, sleet and snow for the next week, he said it was too early to be too say if it is sudden stratosphere warming (SSW) would cause the weather to repeat in February 2018.
As a warning to those considering driving in snowy conditions, Derbyshire police and volunteers had to rescue dozens of people trapped in a snow storm in the Peak District last night.
Officers were called to some of Derbyshire's highest elevation after sudden and heavy snow fell and people of the Goyt Valley remained trapped in their vehicles.
Earlier in the day, police said, up to 200 vehicles were parked at Snake Pass summit, a number the Derbyshire Rural Crime Team thought was busier than a summer holiday.
Cheshire police carried out a three-hour mission to rescue 22 stranded people – including eight children under the age of ten – after nine vehicles got stuck in ice and snow over the weekend. The officers initially received a call from a family with a young child stuck in their vehicle. The family had traveled from Manchester to White Peak in Cheshire
Yesterday ice skaters went to a frozen pond in Queen & # 39; s Park in Glasgow to show off their skills
A person ice skates on a frozen pond in Queen & # 39; s Park in Glasgow while spectators watch
In a post on Facebook, an official on the team hit people for lack of common sense when going out and for not being prepared for the weather to turn as forecast.
The post says: “Presumably the occupants of these vehicles were out in the moor. It seems like many do not have the common sense to review the forecast, dress appropriately, verify that they have a capable vehicle and / or driving skills, not to mention the fact that they are following the advice of the government, so as not to overload our NHS. & # 39;
Similar situations existed in other parts of the Peak District.
It wrote: 'Never mind. Just call the police and expect them to come with you on their magical snowmobiles. Of course, with our superpowers we can deal with similar situations in Goyt Valley, Mam Nick, Curbar Gap and others at the same time. And we're kovid safe, didn't you know?
“Joking aside, please don't be stupid. It shouldn't need a bigger explanation. Hopefully the evening won't turn into a mass of emergencies.
"We're going to do what we can, but our underpants are not left out and we can only throw so much common sense back into society."
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