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Cold with snow for some

Staying cold over the next few days with showers or longer spells of rain, sleet and snow for most.

Ice warnings have been issued for northern and western parts of the UK for Wednesday night. Warnings for snow and ice have been issued for many parts of the UK on Thursday and Friday.

Many have seen wintry showers today (Wednesday) with the snow impacting airports in northwest England and Ireland.  A widespread frost is expected tonight.

A snow and ice warning has been issued for the southern half of the UK from Thursday afternoon and into Friday. Rain and snow will move into the UK from southwest, perhaps persisting across some southern areas on Friday. The timing of rain and snow clearing on Friday is currently uncertain.

Chief Meteorologist Steve Ramsdale said: “Areas could see rain and snow for periods of 6 to 9 hours, with 1–3 cms of snow gathering in places within the warning area and the potential for 5-10 cm, perhaps most likely in the South West and over Wales. Snow amounts will vary with many places seeing very little.”

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