Warnings of travel disruption after temperatures fall to -15C overnight

Coldest UK January temperatures

Coldest UK January temperatures

A severe weather alert for up to 10cm more snow across northern Scotland today has been issued by the Met Office.

The Met Office has posted a yellow warning for ice for tonight and into the weekend, though snow will gradually ease through the night despite temperatures continuing to drop below freezing.

More than 100 people sought shelter at the Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor after scores of vehicles were stranded the A30.

Police forces across the country are warning motorists to consider if their journeys are necessary before heading out on Friday and be "extremely careful" if have to travel by road.

Temperature in parts of Aberdeenshire, in Scotland hit -14.5C, the lowest temperature recorded anywhere in the United Kingdom since 2012.

What does the weather warning say? .

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Areas which will be most affected by the warning in England are Hampshire, Bath, Bournemouth, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

From about 7pm there is a chance of light snow across the county but the Met Office has warned by 8pm there is a 90 per cent chance of "heavy snow" which could continue to fall for the next few hours. "The highest snowfall accumulations are likely to be in areas above 150 metres or so".

A spokeswoman said: "Snow showers over northern Scotland and eastern England will also start to affect parts of western United Kingdom during Friday evening and night".

The force added: "We know from a year ago how disruptive snow fall and icy conditions can be, especially on our road networks".

Today, Yorkshire will see "Freezing fog patches clearing slowly, otherwise cold with sunny spells", the Met Office said.

"Saturday night into Sunday could also be very cold", Mr Wilson said.

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