The Met Office issued a yellow warning for snow and ice in Yorkshire & Humber, parts of the North East of England and Wales

Snow and ice warnings have been issued by the Met Office for large parts of the UK today.
A yellow warning has been issued for Yorkshire & Humber, parts of the North East of England and Wales.
Forecasts have warned of travel chaos as roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.
The warnings come as freezing conditions sweep the nation in the coming days with the The Beast from the East set to make a return.
2021 kicked off with snow seen across the country yesterday – even in London.
But it’s set to get even colder in the coming days with several inches of snow forecast in the days leading up to January 17, and parts of Scotland predicted to see a staggering 31 inches [80cm] towards the end of the month.
Two children dragging a sledge through snowy woods on Knutsford Heath in Cheshire yesterday (Image: PA)
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The Met Office today warned of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces and said there would be icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.
Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said the UK will see “harsh frosts” throughout the first week of January.
“Obviously it’s very cold and it’s going to stay cold through this week,” he said.
“Whilst there will be some wintry hazards around, it’s not really until the end of the week until we see any significant snow.”
Heavy snow in Burnley on December 29 (Image: Getty Images)
Snow and ice warnings for parts of the UK (Image: Met Office)
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Next week, cold easterly winds will develop, bringing wintry showers, particularly around eastern parts, while hazardous freezing fog, frost and ice risks will all continue, the Met Office added.
RAC Breakdown spokesman Simon Williams said: “The message for those who have to drive is to adjust their speed according to the conditions and leave extra stopping distance so 2021 doesn’t begin with an unwelcome bump and an insurance claim.
“Snow and ice are by far the toughest driving conditions, so if they can be avoided that’s probably the best policy.”
Cars stuck on hills in Sheffield earlier in the week (Image: Tom Maddick SWNS)
A man cycling through the snow in Mortimer Forest near Ludlow in Shropshire earlier in the week (Image: PA)
Met Office five day weather forecast
A frosty start for many inland. Showers continuing across coastal fringes, perhaps heavy, wintry where they run further inland this morning. An area of sleet or snow may affect parts of northern and central England later. Feeling cold everywhere.
Patchy sleet or snow across the Midlands and east Wales fading. Northwestern areas clear and frosty. Eastern areas seeing showers, perhaps heavy but mostly falling as rain away from hills.
Showers for many eastern and southern areas, heaviest towards eastern coasts but still largely of rain, just a few brighter spells. Northwest UK sees the lions share of the sunshine.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Dry and sunny in the northwest with frost and freezing fog. Cloudier and windier elsewhere with wintry showers, most frequent in the east. Feeling cold, especially in the south.