Another cold night for UK as temperatures plunge to -12C

Posted on February 3, 2012

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The UK is set for another bitterly cold night with temperatures possibly reaching -12C, forecasters have said.

Sennybridge in south Wales recorded minus 11.3C (11.7F) on Thursday night and the Met Office has severe weather warnings in place until Sunday.

It has warned that heavy snow could fall across much of England and Wales, with southern and central areas likely to be the worst hit.

Sport has been hit by the weather, with several Football League matches off.

Two race meetings – at Sandown Park and Wetherby – have also been called off due to frozen tracks.

The AA says it has been receiving 1,800 calls an hour from motorists.

Snow is forecast for much of the country on Saturday, with central and eastern parts of England expecting 5-10cm (up to 4in).

BBC weather forecaster Alex Deakin said: “It’s from tomorrow afternoon, and through the evening, overnight into Sunday, we are expecting some heavy snowfall across the central and eastern counties of England.

“Certainly a few centimetres, possible as much as 10cm in some places. And, yes, that is expected to cause a few problems.”

He said the cold conditions were likely to continue into the early part of next week.

BBC

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