Snow and sleet are expected in London due to the UK’s coldest weather of 2023.
Onden is bracing for freezing conditions and even light snow this week – while the UK could see its coldest weather so far this year.
Yellow snow warnings have been issued for parts of northern England and Scotland, with the Met Office warning that temperatures could reach -10C, with up to 10cm of snow falling.
In the capital, the Meteorological Department has forecast a minimum temperature of 2 degrees Celsius with a maximum temperature of 8 degrees Celsius on Monday.
The mercury will then plunge to 0C on Wednesday, when Londoners are warned of a “very cold start” and temperatures could feel as low as -3C.
Rain, gusty winds and light snow are forecast for Wednesday before becoming lighter with rain and gusty winds on Thursday and Friday.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has issued a cold weather alert with North East England, North West England and Yorkshire under a level three alert, with the rest of England at level two.
Alert level three means there is a 90 per cent chance of extreme cold, icy conditions or heavy snowfall, which could increase health risks for vulnerable patients, the NHS said.
All areas are on alert between 1 a.m. Monday and midnight Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice on Scotland and the north-east coast of England as arctic air moves up the country and down into northern England, likely this year. The coldest temperature is
The Met Office said high ground in northern Scotland could drop below minus 10C on Monday night, with northerly winds making it feel even colder.
The wintry conditions could bring up to 10cm of snow on higher ground and 5cm on lower ground in Scotland.
The Met Office warned that the cold weather could disrupt travel, with “some roads and rail services likely to be affected with extended journey times across road, bus and train services”.
From midnight on Sunday, a yellow warning of snow and ice extended to north-west England and north-east Scotland, and continued to creep further down the east coast as far as Hull on Tuesday.
Meteorologist Hon Chris Wick said: “We are expecting more snow to spread through this evening and are seeing a bit more snow initially, which is why the warning was brought forward.
“We are expecting quite cold conditions and snow in Scotland and northern parts of England over the next few days.
“Temperature-wise, we could see a possible low of minus 10C in the sheltered glens and high ground in northern Scotland on Monday night, so it’s feeling quite cold and the wind will be a bit brisk. It has been, so it will feel cold.
“We could potentially see some of the coldest temperatures on record this year. The lowest temperature we’ve seen in January was minus 10.4C, so we could see a bit of a dip below that.
“We’re expecting between 5cm and 10cm of snow on the higher ground, so if we see more accumulation between 2cm and 5cm on the lower ground, we’re going to see some travel disruption from Monday into Tuesday. can see.”
Areas affected by the warnings may experience power outages, road, rail and air travel delays, icy surfaces and some rural communities may be cut off due to freezing temperatures.
Dr Agostinho Sosa, head of extreme events and health protection at UKHSA, said: “During periods like this, it’s important to check family, friends and relatives who are at high risk for cold weather. Can, because it can have a serious health impact.
“If you have a pre-existing medical condition or are over 65, it is important that you try to heat your home to at least 18C.”