UK weather forecast LIVE – More snow to freeze UK this weekend as yellow weather warnings issued across Britain

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13 Feb 2021, 23:42Updated: 13 Feb 2021, 23:42

SNOW showers are set to hit the UK this weekend with freezing temperatures and 40mph winds ahead of a warmer week.

Met Office weather warnings for snow and ice remain in place for Saturday and Sunday after the country experienced freezing weather this week.

Forecasters have also warned power cuts and travel chaos caused by severe weather will continue until through to the weekend.

There is also a chance that other services - such as mobile phone coverage - may be disrupted, they said.

With four different yellow warnings for snow and ice across the country, roads and railways could be affected, with journeys taking longer than usual.

Follow our weather live blog below for the latest news and updates from around the country

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TEMPERATURES TO ROCKET TO 13C NEXT WEEK

A Met Office spokesperson confirmed to The Sun Online that temperatures will rocket to 13C in London and Bristol on Monday following the cold snap.

And on Tuesday, Manchester and the North West will also see 12C temperatures after an icy blast this weekend.

'TREACHEROUS ICE' WARNINGS FOR SUNDAY

Tomorrow, the Met Office has issued two separate warnings for wind and ice.

The wind warning, which covers the North East coast of Northern Ireland and the North West coast of Scotland, warns that "large waves" are likely as a result of strong gales.

Gusts could reach 75mph in affected areas, with ferry services at risk of cancellation.

SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN TO HIT ON VALENTINES DAY

BRITS will be hit by snow, freezing rain and 60mph winds on Valentine's Day before temperatures shoot back up to 12C next week.

The cold snap will finally come to an end next week after Brits woke up to freezing temperatures again this morning.

Read more here.

SUNDAY WILL BE 'LAST OF THE VERY COLD DAYS' - MET OFFICE

RISK OF FLOODING IN SCOTLAND

The risk of flooding and waves overtopping coastal defences sparked a series of flood warnings last night from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

SEPA say a combination of today’s storm and very high tides will create dangerous sea conditions from Dumfries and Galloway all the way up to the Northern Isles.

The warnings include the Vatersay Causeway link to Barra, the port of Stornoway and the Churchill Barriers on Orkney.

ICE, FREEZING RAIN AND 80MPH WINDS FORECAST AS UK'S COLD SNAP COMES TO AN END

Freezing rain, treacherous ice and 80mph gusts will mark the end of the UK's cold snap - with milder weather forecast from Monday.

Strong winds are expected to hit parts of western Scotland and Northern Ireland's east coast between 4am and midnight on Sunday, the Met Office said.

A yellow weather warning for ice is also in place for most of Scotland, northern England and the Midlands until 9pm.

Freezing rain and "treacherous ice" is expected to occur in those areas, leading to possible disruption, the warning said.

Met Office forecaster Luke Miall said Sunday will not be "particularly pleasant" for most people, with winds reaching up to 40mph inland across England, adding: "It's going to be a bitterly cold day. Certainly where you've got freezing rain and ice, combined with those strong winds."

COLDEST UK TEMPERATURE IN 65 YEARS RECORDED AT -23C

The coldest UK temperature for 65 years was recorded at Braemar in Aberdeenshire on Wednesday night, when the mercury dropped down to minus 23C.

A record low temperature for February was also recorded in England and Wales when temperatures in Ravensworth, North Yorkshire, dropped to minus 15.3C overnight on Thursday.

The chilly conditions have frozen Trafalgar Square's fountains and brought large amounts of snowfall to regions across the country.

Parts of the Thames also froze over in the south of the capital, with the RNLI sharing an image of the ice in Teddington.

Public Health England (PHE) has extended its cold weather alert through the weekend and has urged people to check on vulnerable relatives and neighbours.

MILDER CONDITIONS ON THE WAY AFTER WINTRY WEEKEND

Milder conditions are on the way after a week of record-breaking cold, according to the Met Office.

Wintry weather will still be around for the weekend, but temperatures will begin to rise towards double figures into next week, forecasters have predicted.

Yellow weather warnings for snow and ice are in place across most of Scotland and parts of northern England and Wales on Saturday, and again on Sunday, as well as eastern parts of Northern Ireland.

Blizzards are forecast to sweep across Northern Ireland on Saturday, with wind speeds reaching 40mph in coastal areas.

Met Office forecaster Luke Miall said: "Blizzard conditions will really significantly reduce visibility when driving. We have gusts in the region of 35mph to 40mph on the coast and nearly 30mph inland."

RUSH TO REMOVE 'DANGEROUS' ICICLES

Transport officials are rushing to remove “dangerous” icicles that could fall on motorists and pedestrians.

Large icicles have forced Suffolk locals to close a bridge, which is part of a busy route.

Icicles are hanging across the entire length of Sturmer Road Bridge in Essex as well as on Hopton Tunnel on the High Peak Trail in Derbyshire, reports the Telegraph.

FELT AS COLD AS -8 IN SOME PLACES TODAY

It may have been between -1 and 2 for most of the country today, for many it felt a lot colder.

In some places it felt as chilly as -8 due to freezing Southeasterly winds.

VALENTINES DAY FREEZE

For the Anti-Valentines among you, this February 14th could be perfect for you as it's going to be a freezing one for those smug lovebirds.

Freezing rain, 60mph winds and snow are set to hit on the day of love.

The cold snap will finally come to an end next week after Brits woke up to freezing temperatures again this morning.

YELLOW WARNINGS IN PLACE TONIGHT

SOUTHEASTERLY WIND MAKING IT FEEL EVEN COLDER

It's been a chilly one today thanks to the strong southeasterly wind is making it feel even colder.

RISK OF FLOODING IN SCOTLAND

The risk of flooding and waves overtopping coastal defences sparked a series of flood warnings last night from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

SEPA say a combination of today's storm and very high tides will create dangerous sea conditions from Dumfries and Galloway all the way up to the Northern Isles.

The warnings include the Vatersay Causeway link to Barra, the port of Stornoway and the Churchill Barriers on Orkney.

PICTURED

A couple enjoy the view across Ashford in Kent as the cold and icy weather continues.

Credit: PA:Press Association

TRANSPORT CHIEFS RUSHING TO REMOVE 'DANGEROUS' ICICLES

Transport officials are rushing to remove "dangerous" icicles that could fall on motorists and pedestrians.

Large icicles have forced Suffolk locals to close a bridge, which is part of a busy route.

Icicles are hanging across the entire length of Sturmer Road Bridge in Essex as well as on Hopton Tunnel on the High Peak Trail in Derbyshire, reports the Telegraph.

BITTER WIND SWEEPS ACROSS UK TODAY

MIXED PICTURE

A band of rain, sleet and snow is moving into western parts of the UK today.

Heavy snow and blizzards are forecast in Northern Ireland.

A mixture of rain, snow and freezing rain will hit western Scotland, Wales and southwest England.

WEATHER FOR THIS AFTERNOON

ODDS SLASHED ON COLDEST FEBRUARY EVER

Leading bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds on this month ending as the coldest February on record to 1-3 (from 5-4) as temperatures continue to plummet up and down the country.

The firm goes 5-4 that this winter finishes as the coldest since records began.

"We've already had the lowest UK temperature since 1995 this month and our betting suggests things are going to get even chillier as the odds have cut on this February ending as the coldest on record," said Coral's John Hill.

PICTURED

Motorists drive carefully along the A697 near Longframlington in Northumberland which was covered in snow this morning.

Credit: North News and Pictures

Credit: North News and Pictures

CONTINUED

"Where temperatures were close to freezing in many places last week, we could expect to see 11C or 12C next week.

"There are still some wintry hazards to get through over the next few days, with low temperatures, strong winds and further snow especially in Northern Ireland."

He added: "On Sunday there is a risk of freezing rain over the high ground in Scotland and northern England, with further snow in the Scottish hills, before turning to rain as the warm air takes hold."

The coldest UK temperature for 65 years was recorded at Braemar in Aberdeenshire on Wednesday night, when the mercury dropped down to minus 23C.

MILDER CONDITIONS ON THE WAY AFTER WINTRY WEEKEND

Milder conditions are on the way after a week of record-breaking cold, according to the Met Office.

Wintry weather will still be around for the weekend, but temperatures will begin to rise towards double figures into next week, forecasters have predicted.

Yellow weather warnings for snow and ice are in place across most of Scotland and parts of northern England and Wales on Saturday, and again on Sunday, as well as eastern parts of Northern Ireland.

Chief meteorologist at the Met Office, Neil Armstrong, said: "For the past week the UK has been in a very cold airmass with temperatures well below average, this will change through the weekend as milder air moves in from the Atlantic and pushes that cold airmass out into the North Sea."

PICTURED

Vehicles lie abandoned due to the heavy snow and ice on the Wessenden Head Road near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire this morning.

Credit: Stella Pictures Limited
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