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What the weather will be like near you this week

Britons have been advised to take care on roads and pavements as yellow warnings for snow and ice have been issued for parts of the country.

Kidderminster, UK. 25th November, 2023. UK weather: people wake up to a harsh frost this morning across the Midlands. Even with the sun breaking through, today's temperature remains very low. Credit: Lee Hudson/Alamy Live News
Cold weather is set to continue this week, with a possible 'snow event', the Met Office said. (Alamy)

Britons have been advised to take care on roads and pavements as yellow warnings for snow and ice have been issued for parts of the country.

A blast of cold air from northern Scandinavia has seen temperatures plummet to the low single figures this week, dropping to below freezing for large parts of England and Scotland.

There are two yellow weather warnings in place for the UK – one for snow and ice until 11am on Wednesday for parts of northern and eastern Scotland, north-east England and Yorkshire, and a second set until 11am on Thursday for eastern Scotland and north-east England down to North Yorkshire.

The Met Office states that people should expect “icy patches and hazardous conditions“, leading to delayed journeys and the possibility of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

Yellow weather warnings for snow and ice are in place for parts of northern England and Scotland on Wednesday. (Met Office)
Yellow weather warnings for snow and ice are in place for parts of northern England and Scotland on Wednesday. (Met Office)

Snow has already fallen in North Yorkshire, with police taking to social media to make motorists aware of road closures, while showers throughout Wednesday morning will likely see ice form on untreated surfaces.

In Scotland, the Met Office warns that people may see up to five centimetres of snowfall in higher parts of the northeastern parts of the nation.

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist David Oliver Said that any snow would be “short-lived” but could lead to disruption for several hours before melting.

Frigid temperatures will likely continue into next week, according to Met Office forecasts.

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Yahoo breaks down what the weather will be like for each region of the UK.

Scotland


  • Wednesday

Cloudy with sunny intervals with some wintry showers possible. Cold with icy patches. Maximum temperature 4C.

  • Thursday

Some wintry showers but mainly dry and cloudy. Feeling cold. Maximum temperature 4C.

North West


  • Wednesday

Chilly and frosty start with mist and fog in places. Dry with plenty of sunshine. Feeling cold. Maximum temperature 3C.

  • Thursday

Cold and frosty start followed by another dry and sunny day with some wintry showers possible over hills. Colder in the breeze. Maximum temperature 3C.

North East


  • Wednesday

Chilly and frosty start with a risk of showers that will turn wintry – falling as sleet or snow. Drier inland. Maximum temperature 3C.

  • Thursday

Cold and frosty start but mainly dry with some sunshine. Wintry showers around coasts with some snow flurries possible. Feeling cold. Maximum temperature 4C.

Midlands


  • Wednesday

Cold and frosty start in the East Midlands followed by a fine and sunny day with a chance of some showers further east, Light winds. A similar day in the West Midlands. Maximum temperature 3C.

  • Thursday

Largely dry and sunny following a cold and frosty start in the East Midlands. Feeling cols in the breeze. Maximum temperature 3C in the East Midlands, 2C in the West Midlands.

Kendal, Cumbria 25th November 2023 - The sun rises over Kendal Castle as freezing temperatures of -4 degrees Celsius hit the town in Cumbria overnight, causing a harsh frost over the historic town. Car windscreens were covered in ice, steam rose above frozen rooftops and parkland was frozen over after freezing conditions hit many parts of the UK. Credit: Stop Press Media/Alamy Live News
Frost could become snow in some parts of the country this week as temperatures drop. (Alamy)

South West


  • Wednesday

Patchy fog with some showers before clearing to a day mixed with sunny spells and showers. Feeling chilly. Maximum temperature 7C.

  • Thursday

Largely cloudy with showery rain developing. Possibility of snow over the Moors. Breezy. Maximum temperature 6C.

London and the South East


  • Wednesday

Cold and frosty start with fog clearing throughout the morning. Fine and sunny in the afternoon with a chance of some showers in the east. Feeling cold. Maximum temperature 5C.

  • Thursday

Cold and frost but largely dry and sunny once mist and fog clears. Possible showers in the east. Maximum temperature 4C.

A snow covered cottage near Carrshield in Northumberland. Picture date: Tuesday March 14, 2023. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images)
Some areas could see snow this week. (PA)

Northern Ireland


  • Wednesday

Mainly dry and sunny with overnight freezing fog patches clearing in the morning. Light winds. Maximum temperature 5C.

  • Thursday

Mainly dry and sunny, with the odd shower along the coast. Feeling cold. Maximum temperature 5C.

Wales


  • Wednesday

Frosty and foggy start clearing to a dry and sunny day. Some showers by the coasts. Feeling cold. Maximum temperature 5C.

  • Thursday

Another dry and sunny day following a frosty start. Staying cold in the breeze. Maximum temperature 4C.