Below freezing temperatures across the country last night
Schools closed and commuters stranded in the United Kingdom, where thewave of bad weather with heavy snowfall it forced the closure of a hundred schools in Scotland, dozens more on Merseyside. Below freezing temperatures across the country last night, yellow warning for snow and ice for Scotland, Northern Ireland, much of northern England and north Wales throughout today. The wave of bad weather that already hit the country at the beginning of the year and did not spare the capital, prompted James Madden, of Exacta Weather, to speak in recent days about the highest snow risk since the “big freeze of 2010”. And it is expected in London snow also in the next few days.
The most intense warning for today concerns Scotland, where heavy snowfalls (up to 10 centimeters) are expected in the highest areas and in the Pennine Mountains. In other areas of Scotland, up to 5 centimeters of snow has already fallen. All schools in Shetland were closed and more than 50 were closed in the Highlands. Widespread frosts are expected for tomorrow, on what will potentially be the coldest night of the winter so far. In addition to the risk of snow, there remains the risk of strong frosts and colder temperatures for the next few days, even with peaks of -15°C in some areas of the country.