BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood issues ‘ice warning’ as snow and sleet descends upon Britain

BBC Weather: Carol Kirwood warns of ice and further snow

Carol Kirkwood outlined the ice warning issued by the Met Office and highlighted Scotland and Northern Ireland will see the worst weather. The BBC meteorologist added that snow will also fall in England and Wales while temperatures will be suppressed and struggle to break from freezing lows. 

Ms Kirkwood said: “Snow has been falling and some sleet and some rain but mostly snow across Scotland and Northern Ireland through the night.

“The other thing this morning to watch out for, and the Met Office are warning for it, is ice. Ice on untreated surfaces.

“We have also got fog in the West Midlands, some of this is freezing fog.

“It will be a cold start and we will continue to see the rain, sleet and snow move out of Northern Ireland.

“But it will still be across Scotland in the south, behind that there is the risk of ice on untreated surfaces.”

She continued: “Through the course of the day we will see further snow falling across parts of Scotland, getting into northern England.

“Through the day that gets into northwest Wales.

“Temperatures will be suppressed and will struggle to break freezing.”

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The Met Office Ice warning stated: “Icy stretches are likely to form in places leading to slippery conditions and perhaps some disruption to travel.”

The Met Office added that icy surfaces will lead to difficult travel conditions in places.

The warning will remain in place until 10am on Friday morning.

Exacta Weather’s James Madden has outlined the long-term weather trends for January and early February. 

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Mr Madden said: “Around the end of this week we could start to see bands of stormy weather coming in off the Atlantic clashing with the colder conditions across the UK.

“This will bring some hazardous conditions with the risk of ice storms and potentially heavy snow in parts of the country.

“January will continue with the cold theme with temperatures featuring near or below the seasonal average.”

He added: “While February is showing signs of more changeable weather conditions, there will be widespread frosts and some transient snow to contend with as winter tries to cling on.”

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