Urgent ice, snow and wind warnings issued
WINTER is biting back as a bitterly cold band of snow and sleet sweeps south across the UK today, with warnings for ice across swathes of the north are issued.
A bone-chilling polar plunge will blast in over the coming hours as freezing air howls southwards.
Forecaster WX Charts has predicted snow in the Highlands of Scotland and parts of Yorkshire.
But areas further south could also see snow, sleet or freezing rain, including Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool, which are due to be hit in the early hours of this morning.
Birmingham, Leicester and south Wales will see some of the grim weather at 6am, and by 9am, a stretch of the country between Essex and Devon will have to brace.
Yellow weather warnings for wind, snow and ice have already been issued for northern parts of Scotland, which will be hardest-hit, with blizzards and 70mph gales predicted.