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Met Office issues new weather warnings as cold snap continues

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Weather warnings for icy conditions across the UK have been extended.

It comes after the record for the coldest night of the year was broken for the second evening in a row.

The Met Office has extended a yellow snow and ice warning covering northern Scotland and north-east England until noon on Friday.

Snow and ice warnings are in place in the South West from 6pm on Tuesday until 10am Wednesday.

An ice warning is in place in East England from 3pm on Tuesday until noon Wednesday.

The national forecaster has also added a yellow ice warning in northern parts of Northern Ireland, including Belfast and Londonderry from noon Tuesday until noon Wednesday.

Braemer, in Aberdeenshire, was the coldest place in the UK on Tuesday night, recording a low of minus 17.3C, breaking Monday’s record of minus 15.7C.

The next coldest temperature on Tuesday night was also recorded in Aberdeenshire, at minus 14.9C in Balmoral.

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