Cold front warning for drivers

Cold front warning for drivers

Snow and ice could cause problems for drivers over the coming days as a cold front sweeps in from the Atlantic.

Forecasters warn that large swathes of England, Scotland and Wales could be affected as heavy downpours are followed by freezing temperatures.

The mercury fell to minus 1C in the early hours of Thursday (March 3), while it struggled to reach 4C across most of the UK.

Yellow warnings of snow and ice for Thursday, Friday and Saturday have been issued by the Met Office.

Ice patches are expected to be widespread, particularly on untreated roads, although t he snow will likely be confined to the Pennines and Welsh mountains.

Drivers should pay close attention to the weather forecast before setting out, accordingly.

The frontal system will gradually move eastwards, reaching Northern Ireland by Thursday afternoon and moving in through the night.

The north of England, north Wales, the north of the Midlands and southern Scotland could all see some sleet and snow.

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