Status yellow snow warning

M20 cars in snow

YET ANOTHER status yellow warning has been issued in Ireland, as winter conditions refuse to cease.

Latest prediction models by Weather Outlook indicate heavy snow will spread across Scotland from around midnight tonight.

Those in the north and south should expect to see the coldest temperatures so far this winter.

Monday morning saw pile-ups and travel disruption due to snowfall in southeast England.

"Many other places will be fine, but there will be sleet and snow showers near northern and western coasts. Plenty of dry weather around, but many places will probably see some snow at some point - for a lot of us not really amounting to much at all". Once that collides with the cold air, there is a much greater chance of snow.

Between 5am tomorrow (Tuesday) and 9am on Wednesday North Devon could have snow showers and icy stretches developing overnight.

Police officer on M20
KentPoliceRoadsThere have been multiple pile ups on the M20

"Total snow accumulation by the end of the week expected to be 20 to 30 centimetres [12 inches] over the hills".

Public Health England said earlier today: "From now until 9am on Friday 9 February Public Health England has declared a "level 3 cold alert".

Kent police urged motorists to take care and allow extra time for journeys as officers responded to crashes on the M20 near Maidstone.

BBC weather presenter Simon King said snow on Tuesday is "quite light" and has not caused many issues on Tuesday.

"This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services".

The Midlands is expected to endure some of the coldest conditions along with the West and North of the country.

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