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Climate: Snow disrupts journey as temperatures fall

Snow hits roads in south-east England as UK braces for bitter spell

Wintry showers in the city are forecast between 3pm and 7pm.

Met Eireann's warning for snow and ice remains in place for Donegal throughout today.

A few icy stretches are possible on untreated surfaces early on, as well as some local slight snow accumulation, before showers largely fade away later.

A further yellow snow and ice warning is in place until 10am on Wednesday as sleet, snow and hail showers, some heavy, hit western areas.

The BBC says snow will fall in Dundee from 11pm tonight until 8am Tuesday.

"Ice may be the more widespread hazard".

Forecasts for severe cold have triggered a government "weather action" health alert - one step below "national emergency".

A yellow "be aware" warning for ice has been issued for the East Midlands, east and northeast England and Yorkshire and Humber.

Government officials have ramped up health warnings with much of the country under a level-3 "cold weather action" caution.

"Total snow accumulation by the end of the week expected to be 20 to 30cm [12 inches] over the hills".

AIRLINE schedules are expected to be heavily disrupted as snow and ice are forecast across the United Kingdom this week.

Campaigners have urged people to take extra care over the coming days amid forecasts for unsafe cold weather.

The Met Office's chief forecaster, said: "Following a band of rain, sleet and snow, clearing southeastwards, rain, sleet and snow showers are likely to increasingly affect western parts of the UK".

Daytime temperatures will widely hover around low single figures through this week with rural spots unlikely to lift above freezing.

Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh, all 1-4, seem certain to be doused in snow by the end of the week, the bookies said.

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