UK weather: Travel alerts as snow cover in parts of England and Wales

Drivers in the UK have been warned about tough driving conditions as it will snow all over the country.

Snow as high as 5 inches could fall in parts of northern England, the Midlands and Wales, according to the Met Office, which has issued a yellow snow and ice weather warning lasting until 6pm on Saturday.

These include northeast and northwest England, Wales, West Midlands and Yorkshire, and Humber.

Drivers are told that if there is snowfall they will face difficult driving conditions, while the road surface can also be slippery.

‘Raw snow’

Trains may also be affected and the journey may take longer

The warning reads: “If you move in snowy and snowy areas in the south, there will likely be 2-5 cm of snow on the higher ground above 200-300 m, while at lower levels there will be less snow accumulation. and more unstable. In nature with 1 -2 cm of snow for some people. “

Forecasters predicted that Britain would experience “severe cold” and extremely cold ice conditions in the first week of January.

Cold easterly winds will develop next week, bringing winter rains, especially in the east, while the risk of frost, frost and ice remains, the Met Office said.

Meteorologist Alex Berkeley said, “It’s obviously very cold and it’s going to be cool this week.

“While there will be some danger of winter, we won’t see any significant snow until the end of the week.”

RAC Breakdown spokesman Simon Williams said: “The message for those who need to drive is to adjust their speed to the conditions and allow for extra braking distance so 2021 doesn’t start with unwanted booms and insurance claims.

“Snow and ice are the most difficult driving conditions. If they can be avoided, this is probably the best strategy.”

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