Met Office issues weather warning as UK brought to a standstill by ice and snow

The Met Office has issued a weather warning as ice and snow is set to batter UK roads.
The Met Office has issued a weather warning as ice and snow is set to batter UK roads.

The lethal storm that hit the US, killing over 60 people is heading towards the UK and is set to cause havoc.

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The Met Office has issued a weather warning as ice and snow is set to batter UK roads.

The lethal storm that hit the US, killing over 60 people is heading towards the UK and is set to cause havoc.

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Helen Caughey said it would be an “unsettled” weekend for much of the UK.
Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Helen Caughey said it would be an “unsettled” weekend for much of the UK.

The Met Office website said that there was a risk of “injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces” as well as icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

A yellow warning for rain was issued across much of England’s South West and southern Wales until 9pm on Saturday, while disruption is expected across the Scottish Highlands where there warnings for ice until 11am and snow until 3pm.

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Helen Caughey said it would be an “unsettled” weekend for much of the UK.

“The unsettled weather will stay with us into the evening. Much of Scotland will see a largely dry day, with just the odd shower, before a more persistent band of rain and hill snow arrives.

The Met Office urged people to monitor their website or app for any further weather warnings over the weekend.
The Met Office urged people to monitor their website or app for any further weather warnings over the weekend.

“This will be followed by a more mixed New Year’s Day, with Scotland seeing the bulk of the unsettled conditions, with spells of rain, turning to snow over higher ground, continuing to push north.

“While it will be mild across the south, it will remain colder in the north with an ice risk in places here early on Sunday.

The Met Office urged people to monitor their website or app for any further weather warnings over the weekend.