UK weather: Britain continues to shiver ahead of widespread snow on Wednesday – Telegraph.co.uk

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“It’ll be a bit patchy but will accumulate, not too much – just a couple of centimetres with a bit more on higher ground.

“Most people will see some snow, but not really that much.”

Farmer Peter Laidlaw feeds his sheep at Craigannet Farm on the snow covered hills of the Carron Valley in Stirling, ScotlandFarmer Peter Laidlaw feeds his sheep at Craigannet Farm on the snow covered hills of the Carron Valley in Stirling, Scotland  Photo: PA

Temperatures in England were expected to drop as low as -1C in Bristol on Tuesday night and -4C in Glasgow.

A yellow warning for heavy rain has been issued for western parts of Scotland, suggesting there could be 1in-1.6in (25mm-40mm) or as much as 2.4in (60mm) on higher ground.

Snow-covered hills across Coverdale in the Yorkshire Dales as horses and their riders make their way to the gallops on Middleham Moor

The warning runs from 10am yesterday through to midday today.

The coldest temperature on Monday night was -7.8C (18F) in Redesdale, Northumberland, just shy of the coldest night of the winter so far in England and Wales which was minus 8.8C (16F) in Benson, Oxfordshire, on January 20.

However, temperatures should begin to lift by the weekend, with highs of 8C forecast in parts of London and the south east on Friday.

The winter suns rises over frost covered fields on the Somerset Levels below Burrow Mump in BurrowbridgeThe winter suns rises over frost covered fields on the Somerset Levels below Burrow Mump in Burrowbridge  Photo: Getty

Temperatures could plunge as low as -1C in the capital during the early hours of Thursday morning, raising the prospect of snow settling and causing disruption to morning commuters.

However, temperatures should begin to lift by the weekend, with highs of 8C forecast in parts of London and the south east on Friday.

Braemar in Aberdeenshire saw the lowest temperature in four years at the weekend when the mercury dropped to -14.1C (7F).

The lowest minimum temperature on Monday was -5.2 °C at Katesbridge, the Met Office said.

UK weather forecast for Tuesday, February 16

UK weather: Britain continues to shiver ahead of widespread snow on Wednesday – Telegraph.co.uk