Mirror Online: LONDON, England – Three days of snow warnings are ahead with temperatures as low as -7 amid an ‘ice blast’ in the UK.

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for snow and ice in parts of the country on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Warnings affect the West Midlands, Yorkshire & Humber, the East Midlands, London & South East England and Wales.

Forecasters are warning people to expect possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers.

Bus and train services could also be delayed or cancelled.

Travel was expected to be disrupted today due to warnings issued for snow and rain at opposite ends of the UK.

A Met Office weather map showing the areas affected by the warning

The Met Office placed a yellow warning across parts of central Scotland and the Highlands, adding that rural communities may become cut off, power cuts were possible and transport services were likely to be affected.

Forecasters said snowy conditions could bring “significant” disruption to travel across the region, with a warning in place from 4am on Thursday until midday on Friday.

Travel disruption is expectedImage: newcastle chronicle
Recent snowy scenes off the B6318 near Hadrian’s WallImage: newcastle chronicle

The UK is set to be hit by heavy rain and snow this weekend that’s threatening to cause flooding, power cuts and even an avalanche.

The Met Office has issued weather warnings today and tomorrow for parts of England, Wales and Scotland.

Today the south westerly tip of England looks set to be battered with heavy rain, while the most northerly areas of Scotland are braced for heavy snowfall.

Tomorrow a large stretch of England from Oxford up to Manchester, as well as almost all of Wales, could see roads turned treacherous by snowfall and ice.

Snow on Thursday in County DurhamImage: Alamy Live News

The most dramatically impacted areas may see as much as seven inches of snow this weekend.

It comes after large swathes of Britain were blanketed in snow last weekend, while places in northern, central England and Wales, particularly towns and villages along the River Severn, endured flooding as part of Storm Christoph.

The Environment Agency had 53 flood warnings in place at 5am on Friday, stretching from the Midlands to the North East, meaning immediate action is required.
The same area and the South West had 226 alerts meaning flooding was possible, while there were nine alerts in Scotland and eight in Wales.
  • Top Feature Photo: Snow on higher ground in Northumberland -Image: newcastle chronicle