Sunrise in Pen Y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales
Parts of Scotland dropped to a teeth-chattering minus 10 degrees Celcius last night, while treacherous conditions caused chaos on the nation’s roads.The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for drivers to “be aware”, while hillwalkers were warned of a “considerable” threat of avalanches in Scotland.
A “winter wonderland” in Croydon this morning
Forecasters say that last night’s blizzard was merely a prelude for an even bigger snowstorm, with a second cold front set to batter the country over the coming days.
Snow on Skiddaw in the Lake District
The freezing conditions are a result of Hurricane Alex in the Atlantic, which is pushing mild air into Britain against a cold front coming from the east.Royal Troon Twitter
A blanket of snow covers the 18th green at the Royal Troon golf course in South Ayrshire, Scotland
London is expected to be hit by heavy snow on Monday, with the rest of the country also set to fall victim to the snowy onslaught.
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Gritters are out in force although experts warn salt will be useless in areas hit by the coldest are, with motoring groups saying grit stops working efficiently at -5C before becoming ‘virtually ineffective’ at -9C.Forrás: http://www.express.co.uk