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UK Weather – Britons get snowfall TODAY with ice warnings after Arctic drops to -6C

An arctic plunge is underway with temperatures dropping to -6C this weekend as Britons are warned to watch out for ice and snow.

A Yellow weather warning has been issued because of blizzards expected Saturday night.

There can be dangers when traveling in Scotland

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There can be dangers when traveling in ScotlandCredit: Jordan Crosby
And clear skies for morning walkers

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And clear skies for morning walkersCredit: Bav Media
Runners brave the ice on a clear morning in London's Greenwich Park

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Runners brave the ice on a clear morning in London’s Greenwich ParkCredit: LNP

The Met Office says we are in for a windy and wintery weekend.

Sunday could see the mercury plummet to lows of -6C across western Scotland as a frostbite arrives from the North West.

The northern half of the country will also feel cold on Sunday.

And for most of the South, it will feel wet and dank with temperatures remaining above freezing.

Although the weather is milder on Saturday for much of Britain, frost will return on Sunday for much of the North of England.

Meteorologist Alex Deakin said: “There will be showers across Western Scotland on Friday evening, potentially disrupting any higher elevations.

“On Saturday morning, clouds and rain hitting Scotland could mix with snow, potentially even reaching lows before it moves east.”

It will be a dry start with clear skies on Saturday morning, he said, particularly in the Midlands and eastern England.

As for the South, he added: “There will be enough wind to prevent temperatures from dropping too far, dropping to near freezing in most towns and cities, just below in rural spots.

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And the wet weather will move into Northern Ireland, northern England and much of Wales by afternoon.

But Alex Deakin added: “On Saturday in the South, the highest temperatures will also be dry but still with strong winds that can ease the feeling.

On Saturday night and into Sunday, another Met Office weather warning for snow was issued for Scotland.

“Snow will fall to a low level, a few centimeters is likely to accumulate in some places and more in higher areas,” the meteorologist said.

“The South looks gray and wet across England and Wales on Sunday but will brighten as the day goes on, particularly the Midlands and North East.”

Intermittent rain and drizzle will prevail in the South for most of Sunday, as temperatures here double in number.

In the north, colder air will return, which, although measuring around 6 degrees Celsius on average, will feel almost frozen due to the icy winds.

Snow is forecast for much of Scotland with warnings in place between 5pm today and 3pm tomorrow and at the same time as Sunday.

Scots in the western lowlands and highlands are advised to travel with caution because of icy roads and the risk of snow.

A cold morning in Ely, Cambridgeshire

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A cold morning in Ely, CambridgeshireCredit: Bav Media

Northern Ireland is expected to have a mix of hail, sleet and snowy drizzle.

Snow will fall in northwest Scotland

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Snow will fall in northwest ScotlandCredit: wxcharts.com
Saturday will start to get cold

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Saturday will start to get coldCredit: Rick Findler / Story Picture Agency

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Bobby Allyn

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