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Britain to see 9 inches of snow over next three days as Arctic blast continues

Brits face another three days of shivering at least as the Arctic blast continues with nine inches of snow forecast.

Temperatures have already fallen to a chilling -12C in some areas, whilst the Met Office was forced to issue an Amber National Severe Weather Warning after heavy snow fell for several hours in the Highlands yesterday (January 17).

According to the national weather service, today will see further showers of rain, sleet, hail or snow mainly in areas "exposed to the brisk northerly winds" with wintry showers bringing ice and snow to the North and East coasts in the evening.

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The Met Desk's WX Charts indicate that the same area will get at least nine inches of snow by tomorrow (January 19).

Further warnings are set to be issued in the coming days as the big freeze continues, with conditions likely to have a significant impact on travel.

National Highways' national network manager Dale Hipkiss, said: "Freezing conditions bring so many hazards such as ice and snow and take every possible step to understand your journey in advance and allow lots of extra time when travelling to prepare for the unexpected.

"It is therefore always important to plan ahead for your journey, listen to the weather forecasts, and if weather conditions become challenging, adjust your driving behaviour and take extra care.

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"We have a section of our website dedicated to travelling during the autumn and winter period, as part of our guide to travelling in severe weather.

"It’s also a good idea for people to check vehicles’ tyres, coolant and oil levels, before heading out to reduce the risk of breakdowns."

The Met Office adds: "Snow and hail showers, heavy at times, bringing further accumulations, icy conditions and disruption to transport."

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