27 November 2010
As the cold and snow continues to affect many parts of the UK, Met Office forecasters are warning of further severe frosts, snow and icy conditions. The north-easterly winds will also make it feel bitterly cold and daytime temperatures will struggle to rise above freezing.
Met Office warnings of severe weather for snow and icy roads are in force for parts of northern and eastern England, parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland. Further snowfall is expected through Scotland and the north east on Sunday.
Met Office Chief Forecaster, Frank Saunders said: "As we move into next week the risk of snowfall continues across many parts of the UK. Some areas of northern England have already seen snow in excess of 30cm deep. Through the weekend and into next week night time temperatures will continue to fall with some areas seeing -10 °C and below."
"Icy roads and snow will be a risk for many, and the public are advised to stay up to date with the forecast to make sure they have the latest information."
Throughout the winter, the Met Office works with the Department of Health and NHS to help keep people well at times of severe weather. Our specially produced health forecasts, such as Healthy Outlook for COPD patients, give professionals and patients the opportunity to take action to help keep them well, as cold and snow take hold.
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