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Fife braced for ice and snow

UK weather GettyA snow and ice warning has been issued that will plague commuters on Thursday
Ellis Copeland | 09 February, 2018, 02:37

Lowest temperatures of zero to 4° are expected.

But it looks like the big freeze may continue for some time yet, with Met Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans telling Metro.co.uk the United Kingdom is looking at a prolonged winter.

As well as the widespread snow showers, frost and icy stretches are likely, Met Eireann has said. It will however be less cold on Saturday but with spells of wet and windy weather.

The Met previously confirmed the country was braced for a "prolonged cold period" that was scheduled to last until March.

A Status Yellow snow-ice warning has been issued, beginning at 9pm tonight until 9am tomorrow morning.

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The forecaster said there would be "scattered snow showers" but accumulations of less than 3cm.

Snow is also possible in hilly areas.

'Ice is expected to form as skies clear.

Snowy scenes are seen across the United Kingdom, after the coldest night in two years. Showers are set more to be more frequent in the west and north of the country.

'Ice will be the main hazard across Northern England and Wales'.

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