SNOW and ice warnings remain in place across the UK today after blizzards hit large swathes of the country on Sunday.
The Met Office said the weekend’s snowfall should remain on the ground through Monday – so how has this impacted schools?
People across the UK have been enjoying the snowCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Which schools are shut today?
Primary and secondary schools in England and Wales are open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers because of coronavirus.
But, because of the dangerous ice and Sunday’s snow, some have decided to close today – including to vulnerable children and key workers’ kids.
Schools can close because of emergencies such as severe weather, warns the government.
It’s best to check whether your child’s school is closed by looking at your local council’s website.
Or, many schools have announced today’s closures on their social media accounts.
To check if your kid’s school is open or closed – by using your local council’s website – please search the government’s website by entering your postcode via HERE.
The Met Office has warned of slippery, icy conditionsCredit: Pacific Coast News
When will they reopen?
Those schools which have closed today will reopen when they feel it is safe to do so for staff and pupils.
Icy patches on untreated roads and pavements are expected on Monday, says the Met Office, which warns that injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces are likely.
Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said: “It’s a bit of a rollercoaster from cold and wintry conditions to wet and windy ones [this week].
“We are keeping an eye on rainfall totals because there are some areas that are very sensitive to rainfall and there is further possible flooding as we go through the second half of the week.”
The return of a warmer weather front will bring more anxiety to communities hit hard by Storm Christoph last week.