Met Office in grim snow injury warning as four-inch blizzard set to hit UK

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    The Met Office has issued yet another weather warning for snow with Arctic conditions set to persist in the UK.

    Yesterday (Tuesday, January 17) the national weather agency was forced to issue a rare amber warning, saying that power cuts and travel delays were "likely" in Scotland.

    Several inches settled on the ground in Scotland, northern England and the South East earlier this week, with forecasters warning of temperatures as low as -10C.

    READ MORE: Britain to see nine inches of snow over next three days as Arctic blast continues

    This morning (Monday, January 18) another yellow warning for snow and ice was issued with up to 10cm (4in) expected.

    It covers much of central and northern Scotland, stretching from the west coast to the east coast and encompassing cities such as Inverness and Aberdeen.

    It is replacing another yellow warning that expires this morning and will last until noon tomorrow (Thursday, January 19).

    The Met Office has told people in the region: "Some roads and railways affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.

    "Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

    "Icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths."

    Giving further details, the forecasters added: "Snow and hail showers are likely to become more widespread from the northwest through Wednesday morning, lasting overnight and into Thursday.

    "For areas away from immediate coasts 1-3 cm of additional snow is likely, with 5-10 cm possible for higher ground above about 100 m. Ice will be an additional hazard, especially where any partial thaw has occurred.

    "By Thursday morning, showers will likely be of rain or hail for coasts, as well as the Northern Isles."

    There are four other yellow warnings for snow and ice currently in place across the UK – one covering Northern Ireland, one down the west coast from Scotland to Wales, another covering South Wales and the South West and a fourth covering the South East.

    The warning in the South East expires at 10am today while the other three won't be in force after noon.

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