Icy weather hits UK as drop in temperatures brings possibility of snow

The prospect of some springtime brightness still appears a long way off in Britain as the country remains in the grip of wintry conditions.

The country has been hit by three damaging storms over the past month, bringing flooding misery to many areas.

And now, as the stormy weather departs, the UK is set to be hit with an icy snap this week, which could even bring snow in some regions.

Motorists and pedestrians are being warned to expect ice on the ground this morning as temperatures plummet.

The north east of England is expected to see the chilliest of the weather over the next few days, with snow falling over hills and higher ground.

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But there could even be snowfall on lower ground in Scotland this week.

Looking to today's weather, Met Office forecaster Clare Nasir said: "There will be widespread frost and a also a chance of seeing some icy stretches on untreated roads and pavements.

"Temperatures will be below average for this time of year."

Freezing conditions moving in from Greenland are responsible for the current cold blast.

As well as wintry showers, more rain is forecast for this week, continuing the miserable conditions seen last month – which was recorded as one of the wettest February months on record.

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