Weather warning for parts of the UK as 3 inches of snowfall expected

The Met Office has issued a warning that several parts of the UK can expect 3 inches of snow as freezing temperatures continue.

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The UK was hit by a massive temperature drop recently and it is expected to continue as an Arctic freeze, with temperatures dropping to -4C in some places, is coming today, January 14 and will continue through the night. This Arctic freeze is expected to bring snow as well which could cause travel chaos.

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Which areas will be the most affected by the snow and how long will it last? We have all the answers.

Parts of the UK should expect snow and ice

As reported by The Sun, those living up in Northern Scotland have been told to prepare for up to 10 cm (3 inches) of snowfall in just a few hours. Scotland also has several wind alerts in place from 10 am until 4 pm on Sunday, January 14. The Met Office has warned that loss of power and transport delays can be expected.

Northern Ireland also has a warning for snow and ice until 11.59 pm today. The warning states, as per the Sun:

Showers, increasingly falling as snow, bringing some disruption to parts of Northern Ireland.
Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.
Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths. Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

How long will the snow last?

According to the Met Office, this snow will go into next week, with many waking up to a blanket of snow on Monday morning.

Met Office meteorologist Honor Criswick said:

It is going to be feeling pretty chilly in the north of Scotland. Throughout the week we are going to see more and more snow showers and warnings, towards the end of the week we will probably see an accumulation.

Adding that the snow will mainly affect Scotland, Ireland and the east coast of England:

It continues all day Sunday into Monday and we are likely to see an accumulation of snow and further warnings.
We are going to see showers feeding across Scotland, Northern Ireland, and mainly the east coast of England.

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Sources used:

The Sun: ‘ICING OVER UK weather: Met Office warns 3 inches of snow to hit parts of Britain as -4C Arctic freeze sparks travel chaos’

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