UK weather: Danger to life warning issued as temperatures plummet

28 November 2019, 15:07

The Met Office has warned of ice on the roads
The Met Office has warned of ice on the roads. Picture: Met Office / PA

By Maddie Goodfellow

A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued for overnight as temperatures drop to -4.

The warning is in place as temperatures plummet below freezing on Thursday night.

Roads and pavements are likely to become icy after a band of rain moves through and freezes overnight.

The ice warning is in place between 12.15am and 10am on Friday.

The Met Office has warned that icy patches on roads, pavements and cycle paths could lead to injuries from slips and falls.

It said: "An area of rain is expected to clear southwards across much of Wales, the Midlands, East Anglia and the south of northern England on Thursday evening.

"Following this surface temperatures are expected to fall away below freezing and following the rain and recent wet weather many surfaces are likely to remain wet leading to icy stretches forming where these not treated."

The ice warning is in place for most of Friday
The ice warning is in place for most of Friday. Picture: PA

The warning is in place across parts of north and mid Wales and much of the midlands.

The areas affected as of Thursday morning are:

- Barrow upon Humber

- Low Barlings and the Short Ferry area

- Low lying properties in the Upper Hull catchment

- North Bank Road alongside the River Nene, east of Peterborough and west of Dog-in-a-Doublet Sluice

- North Sea at Roker, Sunderland, North Sea at Whitley Bay

- Cullercoats and Tynemouth

- North Sea coast at Hornsea

- River Esk from Briggswath to Ruswarp and River Severn at Sandhurst and Maisemore