Christmas season is finally here as Met Office puts out snow warning

Met Office forecasts snow in northern parts of UK

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Today is expected to be cold and breezy as Brits prepare for snow in the upcoming days. Those in eastern and southeast parts of England will see some rainy showers, but Scotland may see some sunny weather, although it will stay cold.

The Met Office has put out a yellow warning in place for snow this Wednesday, as several areas in Scotland may be affected.

Those in the areas of central Scotland, the Highlands, Fife, and Aberdeen as well as the Orkney and Shetland islands should expect some snow showers which may cause some travel disruption.

Roads and railways are likely to be affected, with longer journey times for those using bus and train services.

Alex Burkill, Met Office meteorologist, has said the snow showers coming from the north wil be “most impactful”.

He said: “They will probably start on Tuesday, and we will see very significant snow in the north.”

The meteorologist added that temperatures could drop to -8C by Thursday, and could perhaps be even colder.

He said: “It looks like the cold is going to be very widespread, perhaps Northern Ireland and East Anglia won’t be that cold, maybe just a degree or two below freezing.

“Otherwise we are talking about several degrees below freezing across Scotland, Wales.”

Mr Burkill said that in England, the weather could be exceptionally cold around -5 or -6C.

On Saturday evening, temperatures were recorded at -3.8C at Drumnadrochit near Inverness, but temperatures should remind around 2C at night in Scotland for the upcoming days.

The rest of Britain will still be cold but will be a few degrees above freezing until the snow hits Wednesday.

During the daytime, temperatures are predicted to be around 8 or 9C but will continue to drop as the week progresses to 5 or 6C.

Although snow is expected in Scotland, those in parts of Northern Ireland and northeast England should be on the lookout for some snow, but the rest of the country is expected to have some sunny spells.

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This morning will also see widespread frost due to the colder temperatures, but most of the country should expect cloudy weather with some rainy showers.

This week also has an amber warning for flooding issues by the Environmental Agency for parts of England due to heavy rainfall in November.

The Environmental Agency issues the warning on Sunday afternoon and said that flooding is possible and they remain closely monitoring the citation in affected areas.

Those in Dorset, Somerset, and Bognor Regis should be aware of flooding in your areas and check the government website if travelling, as an update will be issues 10am Monday morning.

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