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Maps show where will get the most rain over the next few days as temperatures ease

Freezing conditions are likely to change to rain for parts of the UK

The Abell family walk through the Bradgate Christmas Tree Farm near Newtown Linford after snowfall in Leicestershire, central England, on December 3, 2023. (Photo by Darren Staples / AFP) (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images)
Parts of the UK are set for more cold weather after snowfall hit various areas in the country. (Getty)

Sub-zero temperature are set to continue for some parts of the UK this week, but for many areas rain is on the agenda.

After a freezing start to the weekend for some areas, the Met Office said rain will become the main hazard, issuing a yellow warning for rain for Monday for parts of the south west.

On Sunday parts of Scotland saw the mercury drop below 0C - with some areas expected to reach as low as -6C on Monday night.

Motorists were left stranded in some parts of the country, with police warning people not to travel to Cumbria.

But rain is likely to replace snow for many areas of the country, though parts of the north will still feel the chill.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Jason Kelly said: "The first Atlantic airmass for a while is making some inroads across southern and central parts of the country bringing less cold conditions to many southern areas, whilst the cold airmass continues to hold on in the north.

"Where these two airmasses meet is the focus for continuing ice risk. For parts of northeast Scotland, wintry showers will bring some icy conditions overnight, as well as some accumulating snow inland.

CHESTERFIELD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: A tractor can be seen clearing snow prior to the Emirates FA Cup Second Round match between Chesterfield and Leyton Orient at Technique Stadium on December 03, 2023 in Chesterfield, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Snow and ice affected sporting fixtures at the weekend. (Getty)

"However further south rain will become the main hazard and a yellow warning for rain had been issued for Monday for parts of the South West. Warnings may well be updated over the coming days so keep up to date with the forecast in your area."

The Met Office said less cold conditions would continue in the south at the start of the week while colder weather is likely to persist further north with a continued risk of widespread frosts and hill snow.

But by the end of the week it said any risk of snow is likely to be restricted to higher ground in northern Scotland, adding: "Temperatures should return back to around average for most as wetter and windier conditions become established."

The UKHSA has issued yellow and amber cold-health alerts for the health sector covering all regions of England through until 5 December.

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Rainfall across the UK in the coming days

(forecast as of 6pm on Sunday, according to the Met Office)

Sunday 7pm

Rainfall forecast for 7pm Saturday. (Met Office)
Rainfall forecast for 7pm Saturday. (Met Office)

Monday 6am

Rainfall forecast for 6pm Monday. (Met Office)
Rainfall forecast for 6pm Monday. (Met Office)

Monday 6pm

Rainfall forecast for 6pm Monday. (Met Office)
Rainfall forecast for 6pm Monday. (Met Office)

Tuesday 6am

Rainfall forecast for 6am Tuesday. (Met Office)
Rainfall forecast for 6am Tuesday. (Met Office)

Tuesday 6pm

Rainfall forecast for 6pm Tuesday. (Met Office)
Rainfall forecast for 6pm Tuesday. (Met Office)

The Met Office also has the following guidance for the yellow weather warning for snow and ice:

  • Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services

  • Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths

  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces