UK weather: Ice and SNOW to hit Britain as dangerous driving conditions spark travel hell

A yellow weather warning was issued overnight due to concerns ice would develop on Scottish roads in the aftermath of severe thunderstorms. Voters heading out to cast their vote today will have to deal with widespread rain and cold as the UK holds its first December general election since 1923. The Met Office is predicting continued showers across the country particularly in London. 

Met Office meteorologist Clare Nasir said: "We'll see some showery bursts of rain by around mid-morning for London.

"The Home Counties thickening cloud ahead of it and for Scotland you'll see some dry skies particularly across central and eastern areas.

"Showers though for the far north of Scotland and some showery bursts of rain will continue to feed in across the Southwest.

"So for the central belt of Scotland through the afternoon border regions of recent Galloway will see some wet weather here.

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"It will turn to snow across the southern uplands Pennine districts and even further south across the highest points of the Welsh mountains. 

"Overall expect a wet and cold day with temperatures struggling between three to five degrees Celsius."

Ms Nasir continued: "Perhaps double figures down towards the south where we will see a bit more of a breeze but as you can see it's a messy picture and certainly rain showers never too far away.

"Now through Thursday evening and overnight that rain continues to migrate towards more northern parts of Scotland.

As Britons head into the latter part of the working week there will be outbreaks of rain slow-moving across central and northern areas of Scotland where we'll see a lighter breeze.

Elsewhere there will be wintery conditions over hills and it will be windy again in the South.

Voters will need to be careful when making their way to the polling stations today. 

Especially those that are driving in the morning to cast their vote before work. 

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