Up to four inches of snow could hit today – Image: PA

Brits woke up to freezing temperatures on Monday after a night of downpours of up to four inches of snow, as the Met Office issued ice warnings across the UK.

Ice alerts were issued in Scotland and Northern Ireland today.

The worst of the weather is expected to end at 10am in Northern Ireland and 11am in Scotland, where up to 10cm of snow could fall in parts of the Highlands, in north-west Scotland today.

One forecaster told Mirror Online: “Through today we are looking at further wintry showers, mainly in west and north-west Scotland.

“Again above about 400m we could see possibly 5 to 10cm (of snow). That’s in mainly the north-west Highlands.

“There could possibly be a slight covering at lower levels, from 1 to 3cm.”

UK residents woke up to freezing temperatures this morning, where it was -5C in some areas.
“The mercury is not expected to reach above 6C in the north and 10C in the south,” the report added.
“Today’s Met Office weather warning for Northern Ireland advises people to be careful of slipping, tripping or falling in the icy conditions.”
The statement said: “Following earlier rainfall over Northern Ireland surfaces remain wet and surface temperatures area now falling below freezing across parts of the country leading to some icy stretches.”
The alert in Scotland also warned of “the likelihood of injuries as a result of the weather”.
“Areas of rain and hill snow seem likely to affect many areas for a time tonight, probably clearing by morning and allowing temperatures to dip more widely below zero,” the warning said.
“Icy stretches may be encountered, especially on untreated surfaces, while the odd high level road may see a further 1-2 cm of snow.”
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