The BBC Weather forecaster warned a new weather front pushing in from the Atlantic will cause temperatures to grow colder through Monday as she urged commuters to beware of icy roads during the morning. Carol Kirkwood said there will be bursts of sunshine across the UK but rain is possible, with some showers including the “odd flash of lightning.” Ms Kirkwood said: “It’s a cold start and for some of us we’ve even got some snow, even on lower hills but there’ll be some sunny spells around as well. And also some rain showers.
Temperature-wise, Ms Kirkwood said thermometers are not expected to plummet but the breeze brought in by the cold front will have some Britons feel chilly.
She continued: “Wherever you are today, it’s going to be a breezy day but particularly so through the Irish Sea and the northwest of Scotland.
“Temperatures nothing to write home about, only 5C in Aberdeen, 6C in Belfast, 8C in Cardiff and 9C in London and St Helier.”
The BBC Weather forecaster also said wintry showers are going to grow more likely overnight, resulting in more ice across the roads on Tuesday morning.
“Beware of that first thing in the morning.”
The rainfalls on Sunday prompted the Met Office to issue a series of yellow warnings – including one for ice covering northeast England and Yorkshire and the Humber.
The Met Office said: “Following rain on Sunday afternoon surfaces are expected to remain wet into the evening when temperatures will start to fall.
“With surface temperatures falling below freezing some icy stretches are likely to form, mainly on rural routes and untreated surfaces.
“Some further rain overnight may bring an increased risk of icy stretches for Monday morning.”