UK weather – Brits to be hit by snow TODAY with warnings for four days in a row and commuter chaos on roads

Shot of a UK train transporting weekday commuters to London in snow and ice. Cloud of fine snow can be seen around train caused by turbulence. Trees bordering railway lines.

BRITS will be hit with snow TODAY as yet another cold snap sweeps across the UK.

Forecasters have placed much of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland under a snow and ice yellow weather warning for four days in a row.

Snow and ice in London back in December

Much of the UK has been placed under weather warnings

The alert covers most of the southern England, including London and stretching up into the Midlands as far as Birmingham, as well as into Wales.

Meanwhile, Scotland could even see up to 7 inches of snow in northern areas.

And another white stuff warning covers the entirety of Northern Ireland.

The Met Office warns: “Ice and some snow leading to difficult travel conditions in places.

“Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services. Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

“Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.”

They say there is also a chance that rural communities could be cut off for several days.

And people should be prepared for long interruptions to power supplies, gas, water, telephone and mobile phone coverage.

The UK will be covered in warnings until Friday – and the first snow is set to fall today.

The Met Office warns: “A band of rain and sleet, with perhaps a little snow in places, will slowly clear from southern England. 

“Sunny spells elsewhere but also snow and hail showers, these frequent and heavy across northern Scotland. Feeling cold for all.”

Met Office spokesperson Grahame Madge, said: “Temperatures will be much, much colder than we would expect at this time of year.

He continued: “The pattern will set in for some time. We have got this feed of cold air coming in from a much higher latitude.

“We expect these conditions to remain in place until at least next weekend and possibly longer because sometimes these conditions can be quite stubborn and not easily subject to change.”

He explained that conditions could be similar to those experience during the recent deep freeze in December.

Mr Madge went on: “This is a disruptive spell of weather which could have quite serious consequences for some.

“Listen to the forecast, take account of weather warnings and expect to see some potentially disruptive conditions wherever you are.”