BRITS are braced for another four inches of “severe” snow today as January’s deep freeze continues.
It comes after the UK saw its snowiest spell in two years with almost seven inches dumped in some parts of the country overnight on Sunday.
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Snow carpets Knighton Park in Leicester as Britain’s big freeze continuesCredit: Alamy Live News
Ski fun-day as at Brits hit the slopes at Bradgate Park in Newtown Linford, LeicestershireCredit: PA:Press Association
Runners make their way through the snow in Richmond Park, South West LondonCredit: PA:Press Association
Brits are braced for another four inches of snow, which Stonehenge in Wiltshire carpeted overnight on SundayCredit: Nick Bull/pictureexclusive.com
Yellow weather warnings for snow or ice were slapped across most of Britain until this morning, with the mercury plummeting to zero in Cardiff and Birmingham.
Pedestrians were warned of injuries from slips on icy surfaces and drivers told to beware travel chaos on frozen roads.
Parts of northern England and southern Scotland are set for a winter whiteout with more than three inches of snow from late Tuesday morning.
And up to four inches are predicted to fall across the southern Grampian mountains.
Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said the current wintry snap was the “snowiest spell” the UK had experienced since late January 2019.
And worse is set to come, with heavy rain and 40mph winds tipped to batter the south-west of England and Wales from Wednesday as the bad weather moves east into Thursday.
Predicted torrential downpours have led to more than 80 flood alerts and warnings placed across England on Tuesday.
Mr Claydon said: “Everywhere will likely see rain over the next week, as it moves west to east.
Snow and ice are due to hit large parts of the UK this week
A wintry scene at Southdean south east of Hawick with Carter Fell on the Scottish bordersCredit: Alamy Live News
A young girl goes sledging in Warley Woods, Birmingham, on MondayCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
Some Brits in Chippenham, Wiltshire, made the most of the snow by building a giant Baby YodaCredit: Caters News Agency
A pedestrian walks with a dog in snow and ice, with the London skyline in the background, at Parliament HillCredit: AFP or licensors
Winter walkers take a crisp stroll in the frozen snow on Monday morning in Richmond Park South West LondonCredit: London News Pictures
“Weather systems will pass over pretty much everywhere over the UK.
“With lots of the UK already saturated from the heavy rainfall we have seen last week, it doesn’t take much for it to tip the balance and provide another flood risk.”
London and Belfast are set to shiver in temperatures of just 1C today, with people in Newcastle, Sheffield and Glasgow enduring a bitter 2C.
It comes as Wales saw its coldest night of the year so far as the temperature dropped to -9.7C at Sennybridge in Powys on Sunday night.
With lots of the UK already saturated from the heavy rainfall we have seen last week, it doesn’t take much for it to tip the balance and provide another flood risk
Met Office spokesman
The coldest temperature in the UK was at Katesbridge in County Down, Northern Ireland, where the thermometer sunk to – 10.4C.
TV presenter Ben Fogle was among those braving the elements as he went for a run in the blast in just his shorts.
The topless adventurer, 47, was pictured jogging along a snowy lane.
He wrote online: “Cold is all in the brain. Embrace the chill.”
A Tube train journeys through the snow at Stanmore in LondonCredit: Evening Standard
Ben Fogle braved the chill in unconventional running gear near his home in BuckinghamshireCredit: Instaram
Ice-covered York Racecourse on Monday morningCredit: NB PRESS LTD
A woman carries her dog across the ice at York RacecourseCredit: NB PRESS LTD
Snow over Spaldwick in Cambridgeshire on MondayCredit: GEOFF ROBINSON.
Today’s sunrise above Church Stretton in ShropshireCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
But milder weather could bring a greater risk of flooding in southern parts by the end of the week, the Met Office has warned.
It comes after the UK was battered by Storm Christoph last week.
Areas across northern, central England and Wales, including towns and villages along the River Severn, suffered severe flooding as Christoph lashed the country.
On Sunday, London saw flurries of snow and woolly-wearing walkers were seen at Hampstead Heath, Primrose Hill, Richmond Park and other beauty spots in their droves.
Pictures show crowds of people congregating on top of Primrose Hill, with thick, white flakes covering the ground.
Flakes fell across the rest of the UK yesterday too, with snow forecast to grip the nation until at least Wednesday.
Children enjoyed the snow in Branford Hill Park , Brandhall, West MidlandsCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
Motorists were warned to take care on icy roads todayCredit: PA:Press Association