Heavy snow latest: Temperatures plunge to MINUS SEVEN with Met Office issuing 11 yellow warnings - huge snow deluge to fall today

Temperatures will drop as low as -7C.
Temperatures will drop as low as -7C.

The Met Office urged people to be careful when travelling, only leaving their homes if they have to

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Temperatures in the UK are set to drop as low as -7C this week as the Met Office issues 11 yellow weather warnings across the country.

The whole of the East side of the UK is covered in weather warnings for snow and ice, with warnings that they could see as much as 10cm of snow.

The Met Office urged people to be careful when travelling, only leaving their homes if they have to.

They also encouraged people to check on potentially vulnerable neighbours as temperatures plummet.

They explained: “Snow and hail showers are likely to become more widespread from the northwest through Wednesday morning, lasting overnight and into Thursday.

"For areas away from immediate coasts 1-3 cm of additional snow is likely, with 5-10 cm possible for higher ground above about 100m.

“Ice will be an additional hazard, especially where any partial thaw has occurred.

"By Thursday morning, showers will likely be of rain or hail for coasts, as well as the Northern Isles.”

Temperatures will plunge in Scotland as snow and ice obliterate the UK.
Temperatures will plunge in Scotland as snow and ice obliterate the UK.

Met Office meteorologist Tom Morgan said: “This is a cold spell lasting around five to seven days so I think by the weekend if you’re living in Scotland or Northern Ireland, you will feel it getting a bit milder – but it will remain cold in England and Wales.

“It may well take until the early part of next week for temperatures to return to normal across England and Wales.”

Yesterday, dozens of people were involved in a crash in Somerset during freezing conditions in the early hours of the morning.

Morgan urged people to take caution when setting off to travel, saying: “It’s worth leaving extra time for your journey, both to defrost your car and because the roads will be more slippery. There will be travel disruption, especially where there is snow.”