UK Weather – Brits brave the snow to hit the town in fancy dress… with even MORE arctic conditions to come this week | The Sun

REVELLERS shrugged off snowfall to paint the town red last night – as the Met Office issue three new weather warnings.

The Met Office has released a string of yellow weather warnings with snow and ice forecast in the coming days.

The widespread snow and ice will result in travel chaos and biting conditions – affecting millions of Brits.

It comes as people are still recovering from the ongoing snow showers which battered the country on Saturday.

Heavy snowfall yesterday left drivers stranded for more than seven hours on the M62 in Greater Manchester and Yorkshire.

National Highways North West estimated that at one point congestion on the eastbound carriageway between Rochdale and Saddleworth stretched to around eight miles.

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Despite the arctic chill, revellers hit the town in Leeds dressed as cowboys, bananas superheroes and sailors as they painted the town red in Leeds on Saturday night.

The yellow warnings for snow and ice were put out by the Met Office this morning and extends from Monday into Tuesday.

The cold snap will will affect all of Scotland, parts of Wales and extends as far south in England as Birmingham.

A portion of Northern Ireland will also be impacted.

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A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Cold air spreading southwards across the UK, following a band of rain, sleet and snow, will bring frequent snow showers to northern, western, and eastern Scotland, as well as parts of Northern Ireland.

"Overnight, these will accumulate on some roads and pavements, with anywhere between a light dusting and several cm of snow possible. Between the showers, partially melted snow is likely to freeze on untreated surfaces leading to icy stretches.

"Wintry showers will continue through Tuesday, although by mid-morning the temperature on most roads will likely have risen sufficiently to reduce the risk of further accumulating snow or ice."

National Highways in the West Midlands have urged motorists to pack a winter essentials kit in their cars.

The list comes complete with an ice scraper, torch, snow shovel and de-icer as well as food provisions.

RAC spokesperson Rod Dennis had a similar message for drivers thinking about setting out.

He said: “These aren’t conditions anyone wants to be caught out in, so those who have to drive need to be confident on potentially slippery surfaces, have ensured their vehicles are up to the task, and are carrying an emergency breakdown kit so they can stay warm and communicate easily should they get stuck or break down.”

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