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Freezing weather to gradually ease

Published in News on Thursday January 24th, 2013. Last updated at 09:03

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Met Office forecasters are predicting that the cold weather will continue until the weekend, with some very cold nights in store.

Yellow warnings from the Met Office have been issued for ice and snow and the public are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts and warnings and plan ahead if they are travelling.

Paul Gundersen, Met Office Chief Forecaster, said: “The weather will stay very cold, but mostly dry through the rest of the week with severe frosts and patchy fog at night continuing to make it very icy.

“Everyone should continue to be aware of severe weather over the next few days and should plan ahead to take account of possible travel delays or disruption.”

Darron Burness, the AA’s Head of Special Operations, says: “With freezing conditions set to continue until the weekend, ice is going to be the biggest ongoing hazard over the next few days. Even if your car’s thermometer shows the air temperature above freezing, bear in mind that the ground takes longer to thaw out, so ice is still a risk. Wherever you’re travelling this week, stick to the gritted main roads where possible and check the Met Office weather alerts and traffic reports before departing.”

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