BBC Weather: SNOW warning issued for UK as temperatures PLUMMET over next 48 HOURS

BBC Weather: SNOW warning issued for UK as temperatures PLUMMET over next 48 HOURS

is expected to strike parts of the UK from Friday evening onwards, prompting the Met Office to issue multiple weather warnings advising Brits to "be aware" of dangerous conditions.

The bitterly cold Siberian winds are currently heading west across Europe and are forecast to crash into this weekend.

Weather Meteorologist Matt Taylor said British residents will wake up on Saturday to a “cold and easterly wind” with a “real bite to it”.

He added: “You can see some snow flurries arriving across eastern England. Not too disruptive at this stage but just take note of the temperatures.

“UK wide only a few degrees above freezing, add on the effect of the wind and there will be a real added wind chill. There will be further snow flurries to take us through Saturday night and into Sunday, particularly across England and Wales.”

The Met Office has issued several yellow “be aware” weather warnings for snow and ice over the coming days – urging people to be aware of travel delays and take care when travelling in icy conditions.

The snow and ice weather warning Friday covers much of the Highlands, Grampians and much of eastern England.

The yellow weather warning continues into Saturday. The warning reads: "A band of rain and hill snow will increasingly turn to snow to lower levels through Friday evening and overnight into Saturday.

“This band will gradually ease during Saturday morning as it moves south-westwards, allowing ice to form as it clears.

"Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services. Icy patches are likely on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths."

There is also a yellow weather warning in place for all of Sunday for snow in and much of the southeast of England.

The Met Office warns of travel chaos as the snow sets in once again. The warning states: “Snow showers are likely throughout Sunday, and where these converge some snow may well accumulate and could then prove disruptive.

“There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel.”

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