Heavy snowfall could overwhelm parts of UK today, latest BBC weather forecast UK faces dramatic Arctic freeze over the next few years 24 hours, with heavy snow and ice warnings The Met Office has issued five snow and ice warnings for the UK, including Northern Ireland, the South West of England and the South of Wales, the Midlands and the South East of England

BBC meteorologist Chris Fawkes warned BBC Breakfast viewers that “we have a real taste of winter on the way”

He explained: “The snow is on its way We have a heavy snow strip pushing east as we get through the day today

“There will be heavy snowfall for some time across Wales, the Midlands and parts of southern England as well”

He warned the snow front could persist, meaning “central and southern England, the Midlands and central areas of Wales will experience the heaviest snowfall”

M Fawkes added: “It will be a cold day with temperatures not much above the freezing point, especially in this area of ​​persistent snow

“Traveling conditions will be difficult with ice on the roads, as this heavier band of snow will move

“It will be a really cold night, with a severe frost developing overnight until Monday morning

“It will be -6 ° C in Birmingham and you can imagine it will be much colder than in rural areas”

The BBC meteorologist said a softer influx of air on Tuesday would cause temperatures to rise across much of the country

However, he added that “the milder winter may not reach the northwestern regions, where winter may refuse to go this week”

The dramatic drop in temperatures caused the mercury to drop to freezing -10 ° C last night in the Scottish Highlands

London and Manchester dropped to -3 ° C overnight and Bristol, Belfast and Glasgow plunged to -2 ° C

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Martin Bowles, meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “The biggest danger over the next couple of days will be ice, as we are getting these snow showers which are all going to freeze overnight.

“Obviously the roads tend to be fairly well sanded, especially the main roads, but I would advise people to be careful on sidewalks, small roads that are not greased, or urban roads”

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He added: “That doesn’t mean this is the end of all the cold winters, it isn’t, we just had a sweet time”

Further heavy rains, which caused severe flooding in the wake of Storm Christoph, are not expected until next Wednesday

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