More snow showers on the way for UK

Forecasters have predicted that more snow is on the way for the UK - with up to 5cm expected to fall on higher ground.

The fresh flurries, expected to hit the Welsh hills and the higher areas of the West Midlands, come as the country recovers from some of the heaviest snowfall in years.

However, forecasters said the snow will not be as bad as the Arctic conditions seen earlier this month - which brought the country's schools and transport networks to a standstill.

MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association said central southern England could also see snowfall.

Paul Mott from MeteoGroup said: "It doesn't look like a major snow event. Anything that falls over lower levels will be very slushy and won't last long at all."

Forecasters said that cold air from the continent meeting a frontal system coming in from the Atlantic is causing the brief return to snowy weather.

However, although some people will return home from work to a covering of white, temperatures will stay above the sub-zero conditions of recent weeks.

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