In terms of what to expect, the Met Office has expressed the likelihood of delays on the roads with some vehicles becoming stranded. Air and rail travel may experience some last minute cancellations. Some rural communities may find themselves completely cut off. Power cuts could happen, with even mobile phone signal being impacted and there’s also a chance of injury as sub-zero temperatures create icy and dangerous conditions.
Then, in central and southern parts of England a separate ice warning will also come into effect from 3am until 11am. While the chances of snowfall are still expected, it will be much less and is set to melt relatively quickly.
This covers the East and West Midlands, the East of England including areas such as Norfolk and Essex, London and the south east – with Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and Berkshire also affected.
The south west and a large part of Wales is also covered. The warning adds: “Widespread frozen surfaces ahead of a band of rain, sleet and snow, pushing northeast across the UK though Sunday, leads to a risk of icy conditions through the morning, before conditions turning much milder from the west.