Essex hit with yellow warning for ice as temperatures fall to -3C

Following a weekend of wintry conditions, the Met Office has issued yet another weather warning, indicating that the cold weather isn’t going away anytime soon.

Much of Essex saw snow flurries on both Saturday and Sunday, leading to treacherous conditions on some of Essex’s biggest roads.

However, by this morning (Monday, January 25) snow had stopped falling and disappeared from many gardens and roads across the county.

But the cold weather snap is expected to stick around for a while yet.

This morning, the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for ice, which encompasses most of the south of England, including Essex.

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The freezing temperatures, which fell as low as -3C overnight, combined with slush left from the snowfall could cause problems for many.

It comes as further snow flurries are predicted for parts of Scotland and Northern England.

The weather service said: “Icy patches will likely cause some travel disruption.”

Few will be out travelling, in accordance with national lockdown rules, but those making essential journeys should take care when out and about today.

The weather warning lasts until 11am, however temperatures don’t look to be rising above 3C all day, meaning ice could stick around in shaded places throughout much of the day.

According to the Met Office, this could lead to “some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces” and “icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths”.

If you need to leave the house today, make sure you take the relevant precautions and extra care when driving.

Later this week, the weather is warming up, leading to some rainy conditions across Essex.

Temperatures are set to rise to 11C by Thursday.

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