Status Yellow: Met Eireann issues national warning for snow and ice

Fresh snow falls as temperatures continue to plunge

UK Met Office Weather Forecast: UK To Be Gripped By Another Day Of Freezing Weather And Heavy Snow

The UK is braced for more wintry conditions with snow and ice warnings issued for many parts of the country.

But it looks like the big freeze may continue for some time yet, with Met Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans telling Metro.co.uk the United Kingdom is looking at a prolonged winter.

The Met Office has issued a fresh weather warning of snow and ice for Derry.

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Their warning states: "A band of rain and hill snow is expected to clear eastwards on Saturday night with clearer skies and scattered sleet, snow and hail showers following".

Widespread ice is expected to form as a result on untreated pavements, cycle paths and roads.

A further weather warning for ice kicks in early on Friday morning, affecting the East Midlands, London and South East England, South West England, Wales, and the West Midlands.

The Met Office said two to five centimetres of snow may accumulate above 100 metres, with some expected on lower ground too.

It says bus and train services may be delayed and some roads could be closed.

Saturday will be wet and windy but it will turn colder on Saturday night with sleet and snow forecast.

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