UK weather: Warnings of snow, ice and heavy rain after parts of Britain experience White Christmas

I’m dreaming of a white Boxing Day

Sabrina Barr
Tuesday 26 December 2017 12:20
Frosty weather on its way leading up to New Year

The Met Office has confirmed that it was indeed a white Christmas for some across the UK.

After issuing a yellow warning for snow and ice across parts of Scotland and the Pennines overnight on Christmas, the Met Office later affirmed that rain had been seen turning to snow in parts of southern Scotland last night.

While this news may excite some, it has also been warned that people need to be cautious in regard to the weather over the next few days.

Temperatures are set to drop this morning, with risk of ice and some snow in southern, central and eastern Scotland and the north Pennines predicted.

Ice may become more widespread over the course of Boxing day as the skies become more clear, which means that anyone who’s out and about enjoying the Bank Holiday must be wary of slippery surfaces.

It’s looking like further rainfall is going to turn into snow later today.

From six o’clock tonight, it has been forecast that heavy rain will turn into snow first across Wales, then across some areas of central England and then across some counties in north and west London.

Individuals from the Met Office believe that the weather could affect road and railway journeys.

There is also the slight possibility that some homes and business could be flooded as a result of the rain and snow.

In the event of a flood, the Met Office has provided some helpful measures that you can take to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones.

It has been advised that you should avoid walking or driving through flood water, take all essential items upstairs or in a high place and turn off gas, electricity and water supplies before the flood water enters your home or workplace.

You must never touch sources of electricity when standing in flood water.

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