UK faces more cold weather

The wintry conditions are set to bring more misery to motorists in England and Scotland, as forecasters have warned that the worst of weather is yet to come.

Heavy snow falls overnight affected Edinburgh, as well as areas of Kent, Norfolk and Lincolnshire today. The weather also forced schools to close in North East England, Lincolnshire, Kent and Scotland.

The Met Office has warned that the cold weather will continue through to Friday morning, with further spells of snow expected. The Met Office warned that heavy snow and ice are expected in Eastern and Central areas of Britains.

A period of persistent snow is expcted to extend westwards over England by tomorrow morning, with the heaviest snow expected to be in the East and over hills, where 5 to 15 cm of snow is likely. Central areas are predicted to receive between 2 to 5 cm of snowfall, while 1 to 2 cm is predicted in far Western areas.

The Highways Agency has said that it would be gritting roads across England overnight into Thursday in preparation for the morning rush hour. The Agency is advising all road users to check the weather forecasts and road conditions before they set out on their journey and to slow down in poor visibility.


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