UK heavy snow warning: Met Office updates alert as sub-zero freeze to grip nation for days | Weather | News

Up to four inches of snow could blanket parts of south-east England this weekend, as temperatures plummet across the country. The Met Office has issued updated yellow snow and ice warnings for most of the country across Saturday and Sunday. The snow and ice warning continues into Monday for south-east England, as the Met Office has warned that Britons face days of disruption from the change in weather.In particular, the Met Office has warned that freezing fog, sleet, and snow could spark travel chaos in parts of the country.The updated Met Office weather warnings show yellow snow and ice warnings for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.The warnings today and tomorrow cover Scotland as well as southeast Wales, southwest England and the north of Northern Ireland.The Met Office warned that journeys by road or train will likely be disrupted in the affected areas, while people have urged to be careful on icy surfaces.JUST IN: Devastating explosion rocks Channel island Jersey – smoke fills skyThe weather agency said that difficult travel conditions could arise “quite quickly” due to heavy sleet, snow, or hail showers. Gritters have been out across the UK and the RAC said the number of breakdown callouts has been 25 percent higher than usual.Scotland will be particularly affected this evening as the Met Office stated: “Snow and ice will make travelling difficult across central and southern Scotland during Saturday evening, overnight and into Sunday morning.”Disruption could also include power cuts, problems with mobile phone coverage, and some rural communities being cut off.Met Office chief meteorologist Steve Willington said: “It is staying cold with daytime temperatures remaining only a few degrees above freezing in many places over the coming days and overnight temperatures dropping to -10C or lower in isolated spots.”Although below average, these temperatures are not that unusual for this time of year.”There is still a risk we could see some freezing fog in places particularly southern England, especially for Sunday and Monday mornings.”There is also a small risk of a band of sleet or snow moving into the far southeast on Sunday.”If this happens it could potentially bring some disruption, especially to rush hour on Monday. A warning has been issued.”Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge added: “The outlook for the UK remains cold at least for the next seven days, with the potential for this to continue even longer.”