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UK warned of ‘hazardous conditions’ with snow and ice

  • Hazardous conditions, travel disruptions
  • Wintry weather affects UK
  • Safety warnings, health alerts

Forecasters predict that wintry precipitation will result in ice formation, causing road, bus, and rail travel delays.

Yellow weather warnings have been issued, with snowfall and ice predicted to create “hazardous conditions” in some areas of the United Kingdom.

The Met Office has warned that roads and railways will likely be impacted until Thursday morning, specifically in northeast England and Scotland.

Snow has accumulated in northern England, leading to road closures and advisories.

Anticipated Hazards for Residents

Residents of the affected regions have been warned to anticipate freezing precipitation, leading to hazardous conditions on roads and pathways.

Predictions include additional travel durations for bus, train, and road services, potential injuries from falls, and icy sections on untreated paths.

Impacted regions include Grampian, Central, Tayside and Fife, Highlands and Eilean Siar, north-east England, Orkney and Shetland, south-west Scotland, Lothian Borders, and Yorkshire and Humber.

A distinct yellow warning for ice has been issued in some areas of northern Northern Ireland until 10 a.m. today.

David Oliver, deputy chief meteorologist at the Met Office, warned about the weather’s unpredictability in southern England and Wales. This is particularly relevant on Thursday and Friday.

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Daytime temperatures are expected to fall to single digits. Nighttime temperatures are anticipated to remain below freezing in significant portions of England and Scotland.

The Met Office has issued safety recommendations for icy conditions, advising individuals to check on elderly relatives or neighbors and avoid driving when possible. Cyclists and walkers are urged to depart early and avoid icy surfaces.

For northern England, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has issued yellow and amber cold-health alerts until December 5.

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