Fresh warning issued for ice on Friday morning

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PAYellow weather warnings for snow and ice remain in place

Ronaldsway Met Office has issued a yellow warning from midnight for the whole of Friday.

Your journey to work tomorrow morning may be slower than usual with more ice and snow being forecast.

As for this week, most of the country is set to be hit by flurries of snow, sleet and rain up to the weekend.

Scattered snow showers are predicted, with accumulation of around 3cm expected in some areas.

Issued by the meteorological office this morning (Thursday, February 8) at 8:00am, the weather warning will come into effect tonight at 9:00pm and will last until 9:00am tomorrow morning.

Following a "frosty start" to Friday, the day will be bright and cold with wintry showers becoming more isolated and many places enjoying long dry periods.

"Ice is expected to form as skies clear. 2-5 cm of snow may accumulate above 100 m with some snow to low levels too". "Ice will be the main hazard across Northern England and Wales".

But it looks like the big freeze may continue for some time yet, with Met Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans telling the United Kingdom is looking at a prolonged winter. Polar air from beyond Greenland and Iceland has caused temperatures to plummet, with the mercury dipping below zero in many regions.

Martin Bowles, a Met Office meteorologist, said: "Over a few days we have been getting weather that is generally coming from northern parts, with some weather coming from Canada".

"So that is bringing in the cold air".

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