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The UK is set for up to 10cm (4in) of snow as temperatures drop across large parts of the country this week.

Yellow snow and ice warnings are in place for much of Britain between 9pm Tuesday and midday on Wednesday.

Motorists have been told to expect delays on roads, and rail and air travel may also be affected.

The Met Office warnings state there is a slight chance some rural communities could be cut off.

Flurries of snow were reported in Glasgow overnight on Monday ahead of further expected adverse weather.

Met Office meteorologist Marco Petagna has said around 1cm – 3cm (0.4in – 1.2in) could accumulate on lower-lying levels.

Snow hit Tan Hill in North Yorkshire
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Snow hit Tan Hill in North Yorkshire

A snowplough has been deployed in Tan Hill in North Yorkshire
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Travel is expected to be disrupted

He added that here is the possibility of 5cm to 10cm (2in – 4in) of snow falling on higher ground.

Four separate yellow weather warnings have been issued which cover most of the UK.

A snowplough has been seen clearing part of the M6 near the village of Shap in Cumbria
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A snowplough clearing part of the M6 near the village of Shap in Cumbria
All terrain vehicles have been spotted on the hills of North Yorkshire
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All terrain vehicles have been spotted on the hills of North Yorkshire


Mr Petagna said London could experience some snow showers but they are unlikely to settle.

Sky News weather presenter Isobel Lang said: “Today there will be snow showers across northwestern parts of Scotland and Ireland.

“However for England and Wales we are looking at a band of more persistent rain and snow spreading eastwards reaching the South East during this evening.

“Snow is likely to develop over the hills of Wales, northern England and the Midlands with 5cm to 10cm possible.”

Temperatures fell as low as -7C (-19F) in the Highlands overnight on Monday, while the capital was at just about freezing as large parts of the country woke up to frost.

A band of rain will push from west to east on Tuesday morning, which could fall as rain, sleet or snow, particularly at peaks in Wales and northern England and Scotland.

Wintry weather will move across the Midlands and into the South East as the day progresses.

Snow fell on Glasgow in Scotland last week
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Snow fell on Glasgow in Scotland last week

Snow showers could return on Wednesday and there is a risk of further disruptive snow and ice to parts of the country towards the end of the week.

The weather warning for Northern Ireland, running from 5.30am until 10.30am on Tuesday, said ice may form causing potential problems on untreated roads.

The remaining three are for snow and ice covering the western side of Scotland and into northwest England until 12pm.

They cover central regions, Wales and the North East between 12pm and 11am on Wednesday, and the South East, East Anglia and London from 9pm on Tuesday until 12pm on Wednesday.

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