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Weather forecast UK LIVE – Met Office issues yellow warning as brutal -7C cold snap to bring 8cm of SNOW

THE MET OFFICE have released a yellow warning for northern regions of the UK until mid-morning today.

The yellow warning for ice are in place for areas in Scotland, the East Midlands, Northeast England and the Yorkshire and Humber.

The Met Office's yellow alert warns the severe weather could disrupt travel.

Meanwhile, for Friday, weather mapper WXCharts shows that biting temperatures will bring up to eight centimetres of snow for areas of the UK.

Temperatures in Scotland for Thursday are as low as -6C and are set to further drop by Friday morning to -7C in some areas.

North Wales can expect to feel the bite as temperatures on Thursday morning reach -5C while the rest of the UK ranges between -3C and 0C.

Temperatures during the day for England and Wales will reach highs of 5C while the majority of Scotland will peak around 2 or 3C.

Read our UK weather blog below for the latest forecasts and updates…

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    Mid April forecast

    The weather is likely to turn more unsettled in early April.

    Showers or longer spells of rain are more likely to be seen across the UK, although short drier and more settled interludes are still possible.

    Showers may be heavy at times, with thunder and hail. Moving into mid-April, there is a trend for a return to more settled weather again, although some rain and showers are still possible in places.

    Temperatures are likely to be near average, with the south and southeast on the slightly warmer side.

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    Where is the cleanest air in the UK?

    The majority of Scotland has good air quality, as well as Northern Ireland.

    Wales has moderate air pollution across the country with low pollution in Anglesey.

    In the fight against rising emissions, Brighton and Hove are the cities closest to becoming net zero on carbon emissions per capita, according to research by AlldayPA.

    According to IQ’s Air’s World Air Quality Report, in 2021 Midlothian, just south of Edinburgh, Scotland had the cleanest air.

    English counties of Wiltshire and Berkshire were not far behind but were the only two counties in England to make the top ten list, the rest were in Scotland or Wales.

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    UK weather outlook for Friday and Saturday

    Friday will continue bright with sunny spells and a chance of showers, a few may be wintry. Cloud will build into northern Scotland bringing rain and snow later.

    Saturday will be generally cloudy with outbreaks of rain which will be mostly across northern Britain. Scattered showers in the evening.

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    Today’s weather

    Early outbreaks of rain will slowly clear from the south-east during the morning and may be wintry at times.

    Elsewhere will be bright with long spells of sunshine however there will be patchy cloud cover around and a chance of showers which will be most frequent in the west and wintry in nature.

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    What to expect from today’s yellow warning

    • Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, leading to an increased chance of accidents or injuries
    • Some higher elevation roads may be also affected by snowfall, resulting in longer journey times

    Britain will be colder than Iceland

    Temperatures are expected to plummet to -4C in the north, while the south will also be hit by sub zero chills with frost expected in many areas.

    The cold weather will cause 12C tomorrow and by Thursday, many will be seeing highs of just 6 or 7C.

    Britain is set to be colder than Iceland where there are temperatures of 8C in Reykjavik.

    Exact time SNOW will fall

    SNOW is set to blanket Britain today as a freezing Arctic air sweeps in and temperatures plunge to -8C.

    Forecasters have predicted the exact time the white stuff will fall – even as far south as London – as the weather takes a turn for the worse.

    According to WXCharts, snowfall will begin in the capital city from around 9pm on Wednesday evening.

    Up to three centimeters is expected to fall in London, as the freezing cold air “interacts” with the precipitation.

    The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice across Scotland, the East Midlands, the North East and Yorkshire ahead of the wintry showers.

    Met Office forecaster Steven Keates told The Sun Online: “Late Wednesday evening, early Thursday morning will be the most likely time.

    “We’ve got a cold front coming down from the north which is introducing much colder conditions to all parts of the UK.”

    Although the snow is unlikely to settle down south, higher ground could see up to 5cm of snow.

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