http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12181822/UK-weather-snow-and-ice-for-Britain-as-Storm-Jake-hits.htmlUK weather: Atlantic cold front to bring up to four inches of snow and ice as Storm Jake hits
By Danny Boyle
10:10AM GMT 03 Mar 2016
Met Office issues warnings for large parts of Britain - including London and southern England - as band of wet weather is met with freezing temperatures
Large parts of Britain are on alert for up to four inches of snow and widespread ice over the coming days as a cold front sweeps in from the Atlantic.
Leeds saw the coldest night as the mercury fell to -1C (30.2F) in the early hours of Thursday, while temperatures struggled to reach 4C (39.2) across most of the UK.
Forecaster Dean Hall said: "Our attention turns to the Atlantic later with our next frontal system which will move eastwards reaching Northern Ireland through the afternoon and move in through the night."
He added: "On the leading edge of that there could be some sleet and snow in the north of England, north Wales, the north of the Midlands and southern Scotland.
"The snow will likely be confined to the Pennines and Welsh mountains, but we could see ice patches elsewhere on untreated roads."
Storm Jake has hit swathes of the UK, bringing winds of up to 81mph, snowfall and difficult driving conditions.
The Met Office has issued widespread yellow weather warnings for parts of Wales, England and Scotland for Thursday, Friday and Saturday as a band of wet weather moves eastwards followed by freezing temperatures under clearer skies. The alerts for snow and ice cover London and southern England on Friday and Saturday
On Thursday, Leeds and Manchester are expected to see temperatures around 7C (44.6F), Bristol 8C (46.4F) and a high of 10C (50F) in London, while Glasgow will see 6C (42.8F) at most.
It will be a slight reprieve from Wednesday's bitterly cold weather, with temperatures plummeting to below freezing in parts of the north east of England. The mercury dipped as low as -5C in Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands.
However, as Storm Jake passes over the UK, a new weather system is expected to move in from the west, bringing snow to southern parts of the country.
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