Colder weather on the way

19 November 2010

Cold winter weather can affect driving conditionsFollowing recent spells of wet and windy weather, forecasters at the Met Office are predicting a change to colder conditions as we head through the weekend and into next week.

The change will see the return of overnight frosts and showery rain in many eastern regions of the UK, with a wintry mix over the hills. Temperatures are expected to fall, especially later next week, with eastern parts of the country the most likely to see any wintry weather.

Met Office Chief Forecaster, Frank Saunders, said: "Early indications are that there might well be some snow as we head towards next weekend, however, it is too early to say exactly where and when."

Throughout the winter months, Met Office forecasters will be based at the Highways Agency's National Traffic Control Centre, providing information on weather conditions across the motorway and trunk road network.

Drivers are reminded that they should carry out simple vehicle checks before they set out, carry a severe weather emergency kit in their vehicles, monitor the traffic and weather conditions, and plan their journeys.

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Last updated: 21 April 2011