THE UK will be hit with five more days of snow with weather warnings in place as an Arctic blast grips Britain.
Wintry conditions will continue this week across Scotland, and northern England before the cold air pushes across the whole of the UK.
Wintry conditions will continue this week across Scotland, and northern EnglandCredit: Alamy Live News
The UK will be hit with five more days of snowCredit: Splash News
A snowball fight broke out in Leeds today
Those in attendance risked being fined
And National Severe Weather Warnings have been issued throughout the coming week.
Yellow weather warnings for snow, rain and ice have been put in place for everyday this week.
For Wednesday the majority of Scotland and parts of Northern England is covered by a Yellow snow warning.
This means snow may lead to disruption to travel in places, especially on routes over high ground.
Meanwhile the Northeast will be hit with a yellow rain warning .
Heavy rain, with some snow melt at first, will probably lead to some flooding and travel disruption.
And later this week the Arctic blast will move south, according to the Met Office.
Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Mark Sidaway, said: “Into the weekend snow will continue across much of Scotland, and is likely to increasingly fall to low levels before beginning to move south into northern and eastern England.”
“We are likely to see some very large accumulations across higher parts of Scotland especially, with strong winds leading to significant drifting and blizzard conditions at times.”
“Although amounts of snow across England are likely to be less, they could still cause some problems as we go into the weekend.”
Today a “potential risk to life” warning was in place as heavy snow falls, forced schools to close and caused traffic chaos.
Around six inches of snow will blanket BritainCredit: North News and Pictures
Snow falls near Morebattle village in the Scottish BordersCredit: Alamy Live News
Bradford, West Yorkshire was covered with snow todayCredit: Alamy Live News
A Siberian tiger, enjoys rolling in the snow at Yorkshire Wildlife Park in DoncasterCredit: PA:Press Association
Giraffes make a rare appearance in the snow at Yorkshire Wildlife ParkCredit: PA:Press Association
Barnard Castle in Teesdale, County DurhamCredit: Alamy Live News
People walk their dog down a snow-covered road in West YorkshireCredit: Rex Features
An amber weather alert was put out by the Met Office at 3am this morning.
The warning covered Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield, Sheffield, Huddersfield, Harrogate and the surrounding areas.
Dozens of people in Leeds were seen taking part in a snowball fight this morning.
Last week in the same city, two men involved in organising a massive snowball fight were given £10,000 fines for a “blatant breach” of coronavirus lockdown rules.
Hundreds of schools were forced to shut after an amber snow warning with “potential risk to life” was issued as heavy snow fell in most of Yorkshire today.
Two hundred schools in Bradford, West Yorks., were shut to all pupils, with more than 100 closed in neighbouring Leeds and Kirklees and 50 in Wakefield.
Fifty schools in North Yorkshire and 40 in South Yorkshire were also forced to close due to the heavy snowfall.
Cops urged people to stay at home unless absolutely necessary as they risked being stranded in the white snow.
Derbyshire Police confirmed overnight that car crashes were “starting to roll in” overnight as snow and ice led to treacherous conditions on the roads.
According to the BBC, some morning coronavirus vaccinations were also cancelled this morning in Rippon, North Yorkshire after snowfall caused travel chaos.
Heavy snow is affecting the market town of Barnard CastleCredit: Alamy Live News
A man walks a dog in Knaresborough in North Yorkshire after snow fell overnightCredit: PA:Press Association
A photo posted to Twitter shows a van on fire on the westbound M62 at around 8.30am this morning during bad weather conditionsCredit: PA:Press Association
A motorist braves the snow this morning in Leeds, YorkshireCredit: London News Pictures
A woman walks through heavy snow this morning in Leadgate, County DurhamCredit: North News and Pictures
The streets of Knaresborough in North Yorkshire are seen covered with snow this morningCredit: PA:Press Association
A man walks near the castle in Knaresborough, North Yorks after heavy snow fell overnightCredit: PA:Press Association
A street in Sheffield is blanketed with snowCredit: London News Pictures
A cyclist struggles through a blizzard in Sheffield this morningCredit: London News Pictures
A jack-knifed Hermes delivery lorry blocks all three lanes on the M62 near SaddleworthCredit: Traffic Dave WYP/Triangle News
Bradford Council also confirmed this morning that community testing teams would not be out in the district handing out home testing kits as a result of extreme weather conditions.
And overnight, vehicles became stuck on the eastbound M62 near Rochdale, Lancashire, between junction 21 for Milnrow and junction 22 for Denshaw leading to a temporary closure of the carriageway.
Pictures show a lorry jack-knifed on the same motorway westbound between junction 23 and junction 22 in the early hours.
It comes after Saturday night was recorded as being the coldest night of the year so far, with January being the coldest month in a year.
Temperature maps from the weather agency showed the mercury plunging to -15C in rural areas of northern Scotland, and as low as -6C in the north of England on Saturday night.
The lowest temperature recorded before this was -13C in Dawyck Royal Botanic Gardens in the Scottish Borders, the Met Office said.
Leeds in Yorkshire is seen blanketed in snow this morningCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
A car drives between snow covered trees on the A470Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Vehicles get stuck on an icy road in Denshaw Village, Greater Manchester, this morningCredit: Mercury Press
An Amur tiger (also known as a Siberian tiger), enjoys the snow at Yorkshire Wildlife Park in DoncasterCredit: PA:Press Association
People walk dogs in Knaresborough in North Yorkshire after snow fell overnightCredit: PA:Press Association
Heavy snow is falling across County Durham this morning which made for artic like conditions in Barnard CastleCredit: Jordan Crosby