UK weather forecast: Heavy snow to hit Britain TODAY as bone-chilling -9C freeze to grip nation

The UK is set to be covered in more snow as an Arctic freeze continues to grip the nation.
The UK is set to be covered in more snow as an Arctic freeze continues to grip the nation.

The Met Office issued yellow weather warnings across parts of England for freezing fog

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The UK is set to be covered in more snow as bone-chilling temperatures continues to sweep across the nation.

Yellow weather warnings have been issued across parts of England for freezing fog, with travel likely to be disrupted.

Temperatures dropped below -10C in parts of the UK earlier this week as the UK was battered by snow and ice.
Temperatures dropped below -10C in parts of the UK earlier this week as the UK was battered by snow and ice.

The Met Office said: “Freezing fog is expected to develop during Friday night and will be slow to clear in places through Saturday morning.

“Some fog could be quite dense with the visibility falling below 100 metres at times. Additionally, freezing fog may lead to some untreated surfaces becoming slippery.

“Western England is more likely to see freezing fog persist into late morning and in a few places into the afternoon.”

The Met Office urged people to avoid travel where possible and to allow plenty of time to avoid any potential accidents.

Scotland could see temperatures drop as low as -9C and is set to see snow blanket parts of the country throughout the day.

More rural parts of the UK will see temperatures as cold as -7C.

It will be slightly warmer in towns and cities but temperatures will still remain subzero, dropping to as low as -2C.

Temperatures dropped below -10C in parts of the UK earlier this week as the UK was battered by snow and ice.

Charts show that parts of Scotland are set to be blanketed by snow today.
Charts show that parts of Scotland are set to be blanketed by snow today.

It comes as forecasters predict the UK will be hit by even more snow in days to come.

WXCHARTS' snow depth chart for today shows Scotland will be hit with heavy snow today.

Earlier this week, forecaster for Exacta Weather, James Madden, said: “Recent weather models are starting to show a split of the Polar Vortex as a result of a Sudden Stratospheric Warming event.

“This could affect the UK weather by bringing us more snow and cold weather by the start of February, and this cold snap could be prolonged, perhaps delaying the start of the warmer spring weather.

“The SSW event could lead to a major disruption of the Polar Vortex, and that puts the UK at risk of much more cold and snowy weather through the coming weeks.”