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UK snow forecast - live: Weather warning issued as Met Office says snow to arrive in UK today

The Met Office has warned that snow falling in parts of the UK could lead to hazardous conditions and travel disruption.

The yellow warning started at 5pm on Tuesday and stretches across the North of Scotland and the North East from Edinburgh down to Scarborough as snow and ice is expected.

Snow showers are expected in Scotland and the north-east of England on Tuesday and Wednesday and then spread to the south-east of the UK by the end of the week.

Temperatures could dip as low as -8C in the sheltered hills in Scotland and the rest of the country will see frosty weather from Tuesday.

Oli Claydon, a spokesman for the forecaster, said “We could see some snow moving into southeastern parts of the UK towards the end of the week, including Hampshire, however, it may also remain dry.”

It comes as eastern Europe has been hit with strong blizzards and severe snowfall that has already led to the deaths of three people.

Key Points

  • Three dead as first heavy snowfall and blizzards of winter hit eastern Europe

  • Met Office predicts when snow will hit the UK

  • UKHSA issues yellow cold-health alert for this week

  • UK weather forecast: Frosty weather to set in today

Hazardous driving conditions

09:29 , Alex Ross

This dash camera footage from a motorist driving on the A9 north of Inverness in northern Scotland shows the difficult driving conditions last night.

Temperatures are set to drop to freezing tonight in the region with a yellow warning in place for ice and snow from the Met Office

Temperatures across the UK today

09:10 , Alex Ross

While northern parts of England and Scotland may have seen snow this morning, that’s certainly not the picture for all the UK with southern regions not seeing the freezing temperatures at 9am.

And this will remain the situation throughout the day, with southern parts of the UK feeling slightly colder.

Temperatures across the UK on Wednesday at 9am (Met Office)
Temperatures across the UK on Wednesday at 9am (Met Office)
Temperatures across the UK on Wednesday at 3pm (Met Office)
Temperatures across the UK on Wednesday at 3pm (Met Office)
Temperatures across the UK on Wednesday at midnight (Met Office)
Temperatures across the UK on Wednesday at midnight (Met Office)

More pictures of snow on the roads this morning

08:49 , Alex Ross

The yellow weather warning in place from the Met Office alerts drivers to icy patches on roads in north eastern parts of England.

North Yorkshire Council has provided these images showing the conditions of roads across the region.

A165 near Reighton (North Yorkshire Council)
A165 near Reighton (North Yorkshire Council)
Blakey Ridge near Castleton (North Yorkshire Council)
Blakey Ridge near Castleton (North Yorkshire Council)
A169 Blue Bank near Eskdaleside (North Yorkshire Council)
A169 Blue Bank near Eskdaleside (North Yorkshire Council)

Weather warnings in place

08:33 , Alex Ross

Here’s the picture for the northern parts of England and Scotland with a Met Office weather warning covering large parts of the map.

The “snow and ice” alert warns people of showers, falling as snow inland, which will lead to icy patches and hazardous conditions.

 (Met Office)
(Met Office)

Snow in North East

07:34 , Alex Ross

We’re seeing pictures of snow on high ground in areas of the North East, including Whitby and Scarborough.

The conditions have led to the closure of the A169 between Whitby and Pickering, while the A171 in Scarborough is closed.

Temperatures hover around 2C in southern England

06:00 , Matt Mathers

Temperatures are hovering around 2C across southern England overnight.

Colder temperatures are expected across the north and Scotland, where snow is forecast.

Watch the Met Office graphic below to see what temperature is forecast in your area.

Chance of snow in Exmoor and Dartmoor

04:00 , Matt Mathers

There is a chance of snow in parts of Exmoor and Dartmoor despite the two areas not being covered by the yellow weather warning, a forecaster has said.

Met Office chief meteorologist Neil Armstrong said: “There has been some uncertainty in the atmospheric weather patterns for the coming days, however, confidence in the forecast is improving and there is a reducing chance of snow for southern areas of the UK, although there is still a chance we may see some sleety wintry showers over higher ground in areas such as Dartmoor or Exmoor.

“Northern and north-eastern areas of the UK in the moist north / north-easterly airflow continue to see a chance of snow or sleet.”

More details below:

Overnight frosts to hit much of the UK, Met Office says

Met Office map reveals where snow is expected as weather warning issued

02:00 , Matt Mathers

Snow has been forecast for parts of northern Scotland and North East England.

But where is it likely to fall, and what areas are affected by a weather warning issued by the Met Office on Tuesday?

Holly Evans reports.

Met Office map reveals where snow is expected as weather warning issued

Yellow warning for snow and ice across parts of the country

00:05 , Matt Mathers

Britons are being told to brace for potentially “hazardous conditions” as snow and ice are set for parts of the country.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice from 5pm on Tuesday until 11am on Wednesday for parts of northern and eastern Scotland, north-east England and Yorkshire.

Helen William reports:

Yellow warning for snow and ice across parts of the country

Tuesday 28 November 2023 21:00 , Matt Mathers

The UK is not the only country that might be hit by snow this week.

Bulgaria has already issued a red weather warning for snow while Ukraine has experienced blizzards and freezing temperatures.

Oliver Browning reports:

Bulgaria issues red weather warning as heavy snow covers country

How long are weather warnings in place and what are the risks?

Tuesday 28 November 2023 20:00 , Matt Mathers

Yellow weather warnings for snow and ice are in place for parts of the UK on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Wintry showers could lead to ice forming on some roads in the affected areas and the Met says there is a small risk of injury from slips and falls.

“Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services,” the Met says.

What is the record low temp for November?

Tuesday 28 November 2023 18:00 , Matt Mathers

Temperatures could dip as low as -8C this week as snow is forecast for parts of the northeast and northern Scotland.

Minus 8 would certainly feel cold but might be deemed little more than a chill when compared with the record November low of -23.C , logged in Braemar , Aberdeenshire in 1919.

Minus 18 was recorded in Llysdinam, Powys, Wales back in 2010.

 (PA Wire)
(PA Wire)

Mapped- Met Office map reveals where snow is expected as weather warning issued

Tuesday 28 November 2023 17:00 , Lydia Patrick

The UK has been warned to brace for potentially “hazardous conditions” as snow and ice are set to hit parts of the country.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice that are set to last from Tuesday at 5pm to Thursday at 11am.

Central, Tayside and Fife, Grampian, Highlands and Eilean Siar, north-east England, Orkney and Shetland, south-west Scotland, Lothian Borders and Yorkshire and Humber are some of the affected regions.

Met Office map reveals where snow is expected as weather warning issued

Where will be affected by snow and ice?

Tuesday 28 November 2023 16:00 , Lydia Patrick

Here is a list of all the areas affected by the snow warning, according to the Met Office.

Central, Tayside & Fife

  • Angus

Grampian

  • Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray

Highlands & Eilean Siar

  • Na h-Eileanan Siar, Highland

North East England

  • Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees and Sunderland

Orkney & Shetland

  • Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

  • East Lothian and Scottish Borders

Yorkshire & Humber

  • East Riding of Yorkshire and North Yorkshire

The latest weather forecast

Tuesday 28 November 2023 14:31 , Lydia Patrick

Mapped - The snow and ice warning

Tuesday 28 November 2023 14:00 , Lydia Patrick

There is the chance of widespread overnight frosts for much of the UK in the coming days and a risk of snow to northern Scotland and parts of northeast England (The Met Office)
There is the chance of widespread overnight frosts for much of the UK in the coming days and a risk of snow to northern Scotland and parts of northeast England (The Met Office)

Met Office map reveals where snow is expected as weather warning issued

Tuesday 28 November 2023 13:30 , Lydia Patrick

The UK has been warned to brace for potentially “hazardous conditions” as snow and ice are set to hit parts of the country.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice that are set to last from Tuesday at 5pm to Thursday at 11am.

Central, Tayside and Fife, Grampian, Highlands and Eilean Siar, north-east England, Orkney and Shetland, south-west Scotland, Lothian Borders and Yorkshire and Humber are some of the affected regions.

Holly Evans has the full report

Met Office map reveals where snow is expected as weather warning issued

Britain’s biggest gas storage site switches on amid cold snap

Tuesday 28 November 2023 13:27 , Lydia Patrick

Britain’s biggest storage site has started releasing gas into the grid to keep up with the country’s heating needs during this week’s cold snap.

British Gas owner Centrica said the Rough storage site, 18 miles off the coast of Yorkshire, will help manage demand. It is the first time it has sent gas into the grid this winter.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning, saying parts of northern and eastern Scotland, north-east England and Yorkshire could see snow and ice.

A vast majority of UK homes are heated by burning gas.

Britain’s biggest gas storage site switches on amid cold snap

How much snow is expected to fall?

Tuesday 28 November 2023 12:30 , Lydia Patrick

Up to 5cm (2 inches) of snow could fall from this evening in northeast Scotland.

1-3cm is expected to fall elsewhere further inland across the northeast of England.

A stunning winter scene of The Mall in London on a snowy day, offering a picturesque view of Buckingham Palace adorned in a pristine blanket of white snow (Getty images)
A stunning winter scene of The Mall in London on a snowy day, offering a picturesque view of Buckingham Palace adorned in a pristine blanket of white snow (Getty images)

UK Health and Security Agency issue warning

Tuesday 28 November 2023 12:00 , Lydia Patrick

The UKHSA has issued a yellow cold-health alert for the health sector covering northern regions of England which runs through the whole week.

London is set to see lows of between 1C and 0C throughout the week, the Met Office said.

The rest of the UK will see frosty weather from Tuesday, with temperatures forecast to dip as low as minus eight degrees Celsius in sheltered hills and glens in Scotland.

Parts of rural eastern England could see temperatures as low as minus five, while across the country, top temperatures will range from around 2-7C - below average for this time of year.

Met Office provide more details on updated weather warning

Tuesday 28 November 2023 11:30 , Lydia Patrick

New snow and ice warning in place

Tuesday 28 November 2023 11:15 , Lydia Patrick

The Met Office have issued another snow warning for Thursday as the north prepares for icy conditions.

The warning stretches across the North East of England and Scotland.

They forecast snowy showers inland leading to icy patches and hazardous conditions.

The warning comes into effect at 5pm tomorrow and remains until 11am Wednesday.

According to the Met Office, snow will fall over northern and eastern parts of Scotland and northeast England during Wednesday evening, overnight and into Thursday morning.

The snowfall onto frozen surfaces enables icy patches to form. Inland, up to 5cm of snow could fall.

The warning covers the North East of England and parts of Scotland (The Met Office)
The warning covers the North East of England and parts of Scotland (The Met Office)

Germany - Winter havoc as children trapped in school as drivers stuck in cars

Tuesday 28 November 2023 10:58 , Lydia Patrick

As we are bracing ourselves for snow to arrive in the UK, other countries across Northern Europe are already battling brutal conditions.

German media have reported atleast two deaths and children have been stuck in school overnight.

Students and staff at a school had to sleep overnight in the building because school buses were no longer running. Firefighters set up sleeping accommodation for the 55 people stranded, including 27 children.

According to public broadcaster NRK, Germany’s western state of Hesse was particularly affected by the snow and icy roads, with power cuts due to fallen trees in some places, the news agency dpa reported.

Across Hesse, road accidents with injuries were reported and trees collapsed under the weight of snow.

Drivers were stuck in their cars in the Rheingau-Taunus district and about a hundred people had to be rescued due to fallen trees near the town of Eltville.

Germany Weather (Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)
Germany Weather (Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Listed - All the areas affected by the snow warning

Tuesday 28 November 2023 10:30 , Lydia Patrick

Central, Tayside & Fife

  • Angus

Grampian

  • Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray

Highlands & Eilean Siar

  • Na h-Eileanan Siar, Highland

North East England

  • Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees and Sunderland

Orkney & Shetland

  • Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

  • East Lothian and Scottish Borders

Yorkshire & Humber

  • East Riding of Yorkshire and North Yorkshire

Hazardous Ice and Snow to arrive as Met Office issue warning

Tuesday 28 November 2023 10:17 , Lydia Patrick

The Met Office has issued a weather warning as snow is set to fall this evening leading to hazardous conditions and travel disruption.

The yellow warning is in place from 5pm this evening and stretches across the North of Scotland and the North East from Edinburgh down to Scarborough as snow and ice is expected.

A snow warning is in place across northern Scotland and the North East of England (The Met Office)
A snow warning is in place across northern Scotland and the North East of England (The Met Office)

Mapped - The Weather today

Tuesday 28 November 2023 10:00 , Lydia Patrick

A cold start to the day for most of the UK as Scots braces themselves for freezing conditions tonight.

A chilly start for most as temperatures plummet to 0C in areas of Scotland (The Met Office)
A chilly start for most as temperatures plummet to 0C in areas of Scotland (The Met Office)
Warming up slightly in the South this afternoon (The Met Office)
Warming up slightly in the South this afternoon (The Met Office)
Scotland drops to below 0C tonight and the North of England faces freezing conditions (The Met Office)
Scotland drops to below 0C tonight and the North of England faces freezing conditions (The Met Office)

When is it going to snow?

Tuesday 28 November 2023 09:00 , Lydia Patrick

Snow is set to fall on parts of the UK ahead of the Christmas period, the Met Office has said.

Oli Claydon, a spokesman for the forecaster, said snow showers are expected on the North Sea coast, including Scotland and the north east of England, from Wednesday and heading into the weekend.

“There will be snow showers but we are not likely to see significant accumulation on the ground,” he said.

Snow is set to fall on parts of the UK ahead of the Christmas period, the Met Office has said (PA) (PA Wire)
Snow is set to fall on parts of the UK ahead of the Christmas period, the Met Office has said (PA) (PA Wire)

Today’s forecast

Tuesday 28 November 2023 08:00 , Lydia Patrick

A largely dry day, with plenty of bright or sunny spells with cold temperatures, say the met office.

There will be a scattering of showers, mainly focused towards coastal areas and an increasing risk of snow showers across northeast Scotland later.

Those on the east coast can expect to feel breezy conditions.

UK weather: Met Office gives snow update as temperatures to dip to -8C

Tuesday 28 November 2023 07:00 , Stuti Mishra

Parts of the UK are set to experience snow and wintry showers this week as the cold spell continues, the Met Office said.Snow showers are expected on the North Sea coast, including Scotland and northeast of England starting from Wednesday and heading into the weekend.

Read the full story:

UK weather today: Met Office gives snow update

Romania issues red weather warnings after blizzards and strong winds

Tuesday 28 November 2023 06:00 , Joe Middleton

In Romania, red weather warnings were issued in the eastern counties of Constanta, Tulcea, Galati, and Braila where winds were forecast to reach as high as 100 kph (62 mph), the National Meteorological Administration said.

Romania’s Minister of Energy Sebastian Burduja told The Associated Press on Sunday that more than 400 localities had suffered electrical outages.

Emergency authorities said that both national and local roads in the four counties were closed on Sunday. Officials in the counties of Constanta and Braila reported that at least 69 localities had been left without electricity but that teams had been deployed to fix the outages. Other, less severe weather warnings were also issued to other parts of Romania.

Yellow cold health alert issued

Tuesday 28 November 2023 05:14 , Stuti Mishra

The UKHSA has issued a yellow cold-health alert for the health sector covering northern regions of England which runs through the whole week.

This comes as large parts of the country are set to see freezing temperatures.

London is set to see lows of between 1C and 0C throughout the week, the Met Office said.

The rest of the UK will also see frosty weather, with temperatures forecast to dip as low as -8C in sheltered hills and glens in Scotland.

Parts of rural eastern England could see temperatures as low as minus five, while across the country, top temperatures will range from around 2 to 7C - below average for this time of year.

UK weather forecast: Frosty weather to set in today

Tuesday 28 November 2023 04:06 , Stuti Mishra

As parts of the UK are bracing for snow, most of the country will see frosty weather from today, with temperatures forecast to dip as low as -8C in sheltered hills and glens in Scotland.

The rest of the country can expect the mercury to go as low -2 to -5C.

The Met Office forecasts some sunny spells, but showers are expected in places, "potentially moving inland at times with some snow over high ground in the north".

Met Office spokesperson Oli Claydon said snow showers are expected on the North Sea coast, including Scotland and the north east of England, from Wednesday.

He added that "we are not likely to see significant accumulation on the ground".

Heavy snow covers Ukraine roads as Russian forces advance

Tuesday 28 November 2023 03:00 , Joe Middleton

Met Office predicts lowest temperatures around UK this week

Tuesday 28 November 2023 02:00 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

How cold is a workplace allowed to get?

Monday 27 November 2023 20:30 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

You may be disappointed to learn that there is no specific law outlining the minimum or maximum temperature an office should exceed.

This means that, under the law, you cannot go home if your workplace is “too cold”.

That said, the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 Approved Code of Practice state: “During working hours, the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings shall be reasonable.”

The guidelines explain that a workplace should be at least 16C and at least 13C if a person’s work involves “rigorous physical effort”.

The government regulations don’t specify a maximum temperature, however, as some employees work in hot workplaces. According to the guidelines, work can continue “if the necessary precautions are taken”.

 (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Wrap up for Wednesday morning commute

Monday 27 November 2023 19:30 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

A chilly start to the morning tomorrow as temperatures around the UK remain are expected to be between 2-6C at 9am, according to the Met Office.

 (Met Office)
(Met Office)

Met Office predicts when snow will hit the UK

Monday 27 November 2023 17:45 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

The Met Office has predicted when snow will hit the UK this week as the first cold snap of the year continues.

Wintry showers will bring the possibility of snow on higher ground across northern England and Scotland later today, while there is the possibilty of “more significant snowfall” across the south later in the week, the forecaster said.

Met Office predicts when snow will hit the UK

Snow set to fall on parts of UK ahead of Christmas period

Monday 27 November 2023 17:10 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Snow is set to fall on parts of the UK ahead of the Christmas period, the Met Office has said.

Oli Claydon, a spokesman for the forecaster, said snow showers are expected on the North Sea coast, including Scotland and the north east of England, from Wednesday and heading into the weekend.

“There will be snow showers but we are not likely to see significant accumulation on the ground,” he said.

Snow set to fall on parts of UK ahead of Christmas period

Watch: Bulgaria issues red weather warning as heavy snow covers country

Monday 27 November 2023 13:57 , Joe Middleton

Pictured: Snow in Europe

Monday 27 November 2023 13:35 , Joe Middleton

A tree has falle on a car in Bulgaria (AP)
A tree has falle on a car in Bulgaria (AP)
A man shovels snow, as he tries to clear his car in town of Isperih, Northeast Bulgaria (AP)
A man shovels snow, as he tries to clear his car in town of Isperih, Northeast Bulgaria (AP)
A man takes his dog for a walk along snow-covered fields near the small Bavarian village of Alling, southern Germany (AFP via Getty Images)
A man takes his dog for a walk along snow-covered fields near the small Bavarian village of Alling, southern Germany (AFP via Getty Images)

The Met Office’s snow forecast

Monday 27 November 2023 13:08 , Joe Middleton

The Met Office has posted their snow forecast on X, formerly Twitter.

Snow set to fall on UK as early as Wednesday

Monday 27 November 2023 12:52 , Jabed Ahmed

The Met Office predicts snow to fall on parts of the UK later this week.

The forecaster said snow showers are expected on the North Sea coast, including Scotland and the north east of England, from Wednesday and heading into the weekend.

The rest of the UK will see frosty weather from Tuesday, with temperatures forecast to dip as low as minus eight degrees Celsius in areas of Scotland.

Parts of rural England could see temperatures as low as minus five.

Oli Claydon, a spokesperson for the Met Office, said: “There will be snow showers but we are not likely to see significant accumulation on the ground.

“We could see some snow moving into southeastern parts of the UK towards the end of the week, including Hampshire.

“However, it may also remain dry.”

Mr Claydon advised the public to check the weather before travelling.

Met Office predicts when snow will hit the UK

Monday 27 November 2023 12:32 , Joe Middleton

The Met Office has predicted when snow will hit the UK this week as the first cold snap of the year continues.

Wintry showers will bring the possibility of snow on higher ground across northern England and Scotland later today, while there is the possibilty of “more significant snowfall” across the south later in the week, the forecaster said.

Monday will be a cloudy and damp start to the week after parts of Scotland, northern England, and Wales saw temperatures dropping below freezing.

Tara Cobham and Alisha Rahaman Sarkar report on when we can expect snow this week

Met Office predicts when snow will hit the UK

What is the Met Office’s forecast for today?

Monday 27 November 2023 12:29 , Joe Middleton

In a post on X, formerly Twitter, the forecaster said: A much brighter afternoon on offer for many.

“Some showers around too, mainly along coasts and in western areas Cloudier in the southeast with rain and drizzle.”

Three dead as first heavy snowfall and blizzards of winter hit eastern Europe

Monday 27 November 2023 12:26 , Joe Middleton

At least three people died as heavy snowfall and strong blizzards lashed eastern European countries over the weekend, forcing the closure of national roads.

Hundreds of towns and villages were left without electricity on Sunday as the first major cold snap of the season spread across Romania and Moldova, prompting an emergency declaration in Bulgaria.

A 40-year-old man in Moldova died on Sunday after the vehicle he was in skidded off the road and crashed into a tree, authorities said. Six road accidents related to the weather were reported by about midday.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar has the latest on the snowfall in Europe

Three dead as first heavy snowfall and blizzards of winter hit eastern Europe

Good afternoon

Monday 27 November 2023 12:25 , Joe Middleton

Hello and welcome to our blog covering the predicted snowfall in the UK later this week and blizzards that have struck eastern Europe.