There is a strong warning coming from the Met Office informing members of the public to take extra care in the mornings and evenings due to the potentially hazardous conditions as a result of severely low temperatures.
There’s mentions of parts of the UK facing -6 C at points this week which is causing havoc, especially in rural areas with poor road conditions. The Braking distance in Icy conditions can be up to 10 times the normal recommended gap between you and the car in front.
There is a north-south divide in temperatures with the north-west experiencing around 10C in stark contrast with the freezing conditions elsewhere across the UK.
Alex Deakin presenting the national weather forecast for the Met Office, said: “Across the south it will again be a cold night.
“Certainly in rural areas it could be as low as -4C to maybe -7C.”
The low temperature in the south prompted a cold weather alert to be issued by Public Health England on Sunday which will last to 6pm on Tuesday.
Fleets of gritters had been out all night in a bid to make the roads safe for the Monday morning rush.
Police advised motorists to “crawl along” on icy roads even if it makes them late for work.
The forecast for your area is always changing and when the temperature is likely to cause harm if you aren’t prepared for it you should really pay attention. There has been a warning from Public Health England. It’s a mid-range cold weather alert that’s been issued from 6 pm on Sunday to 6 pm on Tuesday. The organisation is urging people to prepare for cold weather conditions and look out for those most at risk, especially the elderly.