Unsafe driving conditions expected as countrywide snow-ice warning comes into effect

And the rain will be back again

A yellow severe weather warning has been issued and is set to affect most parts of the country as the spring season officially begins.

"On Monday night the freezing level will drop sufficiently to allow snow to fall to low levels in the heavier showers".

"Some risky driving conditions can be expected as road temperatures are likely to be close to freezing or below", the warning reads.

Temperatures are expected to fall as low as -5C on Monday night in the Midlands, Wales, the north-east and Wales, with warnings that drivers could face risky icy conditions on the roads on Tuesday morning.

Traffic Scotland has also warned motorists across Scotland to take extra care on roads.

When travelling in ice and snow, drivers are reminded to watch out for "black ice", use dipped headlights, decrease speed smoothly and leave extra distance between them and the vehicle in front.

Temperatures will range from 4 to 7 degrees but windy conditions in the morning will make it seem much colder.

However towards the end of the week it is expected there will be a mostly dry period with just a few light showers possible.

There will be clearer skies as the week goes on, with daytime temperatures warming up to 12C on Friday, with highs of 14C forecast for Saturday. "Becoming milder by day with sunshine, but nights will stay cold with an ongoing chance of frost".



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