UK weather: Snow expected from Scotland to London this weekend as Met Office issues severe weather warnings for icy cold -10C temperatures

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Get ready for snow. The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for large parts of the country this weekend, as a 100-mile corridor of snow is expected to hit and the mercury drop as low as -10C.

The snow, which has already reached parts of the country, is set to move from western Scotland down to southern England over Saturday - and yes, the snowfall is even expected to hit the capital.

“Outbreaks of sleet and snow will spread from the north-west on Saturday, initially into western Scotland, and then into parts of north-west England later in the day before reaching the Midlands and southern England during the evening and night,” said the Met Office.

The Met Office has issued 12 yellow alerts for ice, warning of difficult driving conditions across Scotland, north-west England, the Midlands southern England and London.

One to three centimetres of snow is likely at low levels, according to the weather agency, with up to 10 centimetres possible in areas above 200 metres in western Scotland and Cumbria.

Network Rail has also put out a warning about the “adverse weather”, advising travellers to check before they travel, as rail services may be affected.

The freezing temperatures are expected to last at least 48 hours, as an arctic maritime air mass moves across the country.

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