BBC Weather's Carol Kirkwood sparks travel chaos fears as ice and snow pummel UK

BBC Weather: UK set to be hit by snow showers

BBC Weather's Carol Kirkwood warned of harsh weather conditions and a cold start to the day as freezing temperatures hit the UK. A yellow warning for ice is in place for Northern Ireland with another across much of Wales and central England, while a warning for snow runs through the north of England and into Scotland's central belt. Motorists were advised to take care on the roads, with icy patches likely on untreated surfaces and pavements.

Ms Kirkwood said: "It's another cold start to the day. Do watch out for ice on untreated services.

"In the forecast today we've got rain and we've also got snow after a relatively bright start.

"The risk of ice is almost anywhere and this weather front coming in is going to bring in the rain and on its leading-edge, we will see some snow.

"But we can also see some snow on higher ground as well.

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BBC WeatherBBC Weather's Carol Kirkwood has sparked travel chaos fears (Image: BBC)

BBC WeatherA yellow warning for ice is in place for Northern Ireland, Wales and central England (Image: BBC)

"Out towards the east, much brighter conditions and much drier conditions initially.

"First we go through the day around that weather front bringing in all this rain, it will be quite windy.

"It will deposit some snow on the hills of north Wales, the peaks, but most of it will be across the Pennines and also across parts of central Scotland and above the Grampian square we could see as much as 10cm of snow falling.

"Temperatures today in the sunshine we're looking at 3C in Aberdeen but behind this weather front we will start to pull in some milder conditions

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