The forecast for the rest of the week highlights the wide range of different types of weather we can experience in the UK throughout the winter period. Over the course of just four days the UK will see temperatures dropping below average (but just for 48 hours!), snow and ice (mostly confined to Scotland, Northern England and high ground) and then a return to milder but more unsettled weather on Friday. That will bring more rain and strong winds.
Each of these weather types brings with them their own Severe Weather Warnings and this variability underlines the need for the public to be as informed and prepared as possible.
The below videos explain what a yellow severe weather warning for each weather type and what to do when one is issued.
If you are planning to tavel over the next few days below are some tips from the Highways agency on how to travel safely in different winter weather conditions..
Some areas of the UK may experience some snow showers over the next few days. The Snow Code gives advice on clearing snow and ice from the pavement outside your home or public spaces to prevent slips and falls.
There are practical steps you can take to support your community in preparing for winter weather.
Helping you keep warm and well this winter.
There are certain practical steps that you can take to protect your home from winter weather.
Preparations and precautions when travelling in winter.
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