Snow and ice weather warning for West Midlands as temperatures fall

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     BITTER Temperatures are set to plummet to lows of 10C in the Scottish Highlands next week

The showers turning wintry in many areas by dawn with falls of snow possible over high ground.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for snow and ice on the Isle of Wight.

According to weathermen, Scotland, parts of Northern Ireland and the far North of England could witness heavy rains which could turn into sleet, hail and snow.

The Met Office warning states: "Delays or cancellations are possible to rail and air travel".

Met Eireann has warned of snow and ice for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath and Meath, starting from early tomorrow morning, Tuesday 6am, and following through until Wednesday at least.

"The warning is talking about isolated, more exposed areas seeing 80mph, but more widely 60 to 70mph".

A spokesman for the Met Office said: "Heavy, squally showers of snow will continue through Tuesday and Tuesday night, although perhaps more of sleet and hail near some coasts".

A spokesperson said: "There is the risk of storm force winds developing along Atlantic coasts with some severe wind gusts likely".

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"This could see three to eight centimetres of snow accumulate in places with up to 20 centimetres [eight inches] over high ground".

In addition, warnings for strong winds have also been issued, especially for Wednesday night.

Gritters have already been out in force across Scotland on Tuesday, with schools closed and major disruption on the roads after subzero temperatures and heavy snowfall on Monday night.

"There is also a possibility that some bridges may close".

More than 50 schools and nurseries in the Highlands have been closed due to the weather with over 3,000 children enjoying a snow day.

A warning for strong winds, gales and potentially stormy weather midweek with more snow.

Sub-zero temperatures and wintry showers could make a return to Yorkshire next week.

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