UK drivers feeling the cold snap

UK drivers feeling the cold snap

Northern areas of the UK have received more snowfall overnight, causing tricky conditions on the roads for drivers.

As much as 10cm of snow fell across mountains in Cumbria, Northumbria and parts of Scotland.

Residents in Glasgow and Edinburgh woke up to a blanket 5cm deep, while around 4cm also settled in Teesside and County Durham.

Areas further south, including Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, escaped the snowfall but were greeted instead by very cold and wet conditions.

Sub-zero temperatures and rain have resulted in icy roads for drivers, increasing the risk of accidents and therefore threatening motorists with higherinsurance premiums.

On the other hand, areas of Cornwall and west Wales have enjoyed temperatures of 11C, as opposed to -4C in eastern England and -7C in western Scotland.

Brendan Jones, a meteorologist at MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association said this was due to warmer air coming in from the west.

He added: "It will be quite changeable over the next few days, there could be some more showers and light snow, but the cold weather will stay."

Copyright Press Association 2012