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Aberdeenshire has already seen almost four inches of snow this week
By Sofia Ferreira Santos & Simon King
BBC News and BBC Weather

Arctic winds are set to bring some very cold weather and potential snow showers across the UK this week.

In most places, temperatures will feel below freezing due to very cold winds.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice for most of Northern Ireland, large parts of Scotland and much of North Norfolk.

Travel disruption is expected as the Arctic winds will bring some of the coldest weather so far this winter.

National Highways has also issued a severe weather alert for snow affecting the north west of England.

Drivers are advised to check ahead and plan for disruption to their journeys.

Is it going to snow?

Yellow Met Office weather warnings for snow and ice are in place until Thursday for most of Northern Ireland, large parts of Scotland and parts of Northern England.

Sunday night saw heavy snow across northern Scotland, with around 10cm (almost four inches) of snow in Aberdeenshire.

Snow showers were also feeding in across eastern England, parts of Northern Ireland and Wales.

More snow is expected to affect northern Scotland and Northern Ireland on Monday, with around 5cm of snow and up to 15cm over higher ground.

Some snow showers are also expected down North Sea coasts, especially in Norfolk and Suffolk, with around 2-5cm likely to settle.

Tuesday morning will potentially bring travel disruption due to an area of more significant snow pushing through Northern Ireland, central and southern Scotland, and northern England.

Away from the snowy areas, the next few days will bring some crisp winter sunshine but it will feel cold with the brisk Arctic wind.

In most places, it will feel like the temperature is below freezing, especially in eastern areas of the UK where the wind-chill will make it feel like minus 6C (42.8F) or 7C.

Overnight temperatures will be well below freezing, giving some of the coldest weather so far this winter.

On Sunday, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the Met Office issued an amber cold weather warning for the whole of England until 12:00 GMT on Friday.

An amber alert means that the impact of cold weather is likely to be felt across the whole health service for an extended period of time.

Dr Agostinho Sousa, from UKHSA, stressed the importance of checking on those who could be vulnerable.

For older people, and those with pre-existing health conditions, the cold weather can quickly have a serious impact on their health.

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