Met Office in urgent snow and ice warning as Arctic blast set to freeze UK

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    The Met Office has released a Yellow snow and ice warning for parts of the UK.

    Freezing weather conditions are expected to be inbound with millions in England and Scotland set to be affected.

    The warnings will become live from Monday and Tuesday (March 6 and 7) next week.

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    They are currently in place for great swathes of the northeast of Scotland and England, with Newcastle due to be heavily impacted.

    Flights could be cancelled as a response to the chilling temperatures and snowfall.

    There are also concerns about delays in other forms of travel with the possibility remaining that drivers could become stranded in their vehicles.

    Rail services are also at risk of being impacted by the snowfall.

    The bad weather is due to move south from Monday and could bring with it hail and sleet too.

    In some parts of Scotland, including lowland areas, between two and five centimetres of snow could fall.

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    The warning reads: "A band of rain, sleet and snow is expected to move south during Monday followed by frequent snow and hail showers.

    "Whilst the highest accumulations of 5-10 cm are most likely over northern Scotland, there is a small chance of more organised and persistent spells of snow developing elsewhere in this area, and could bring 2 to 5 cm even at lower levels.

    "Into Monday night, showers are expected to continue, and ice is likely to form on untreated surfaces where snow has melted by day."

    There is also a chance that some more rural communities could be cut off by the load.

    It has also issued a warning to all people in impacted areas to be careful due to a heightened risk of slips and falls taking place.

    Mobile phone services and power supplies could also be impacted by the flurry, the Office says.

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