Slight thaw but more snow for some

10 January 2010

Ice and snow affecting the UKThe very cold weather has eased its grip slightly across the country, with daytime temperatures nudging above freezing across England and Wales leading a slight thaw of lying snow. Frosts are still expected at night leading to ice reforming.

These slightly higher temperatures are giving a mixture of rain and snow across most parts. However, snow may become heavy and persistent at times over higher ground with up to 15cm of fresh snow over the highest peaks of the Pennines and Welsh Mountains by midday Monday.

Our forecasters are expecting further heavy snowfall across south-western Britain on Tuesday as milder conditions from the Atlantic battle against the cold air currently over the UK.

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Last updated: 14 July 2011