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  • 7 February 2013, 19:29

Weather: More Snow Forecast To Fall Across UK

The wintry weather shows no sign of letting up, with many parts of the UK braced for more snow over the next few days.

Forecasters expect flurries over mountains and hills in Scotland on Friday, but the snow is likely to reach southern areas over the weekend.

A huge swathe of the country from Carlisle to Southampton could be covered and ice is possible on untreated surfaces.

Temperatures will struggle to top 4C, while in some parts of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, bitter winds from the continent will make it feel like -4C.

But the South West and the South East look set to escape the snow altogether and temperatures will be much warmer - up to a maximum of9C in parts of Devon and Cornwall.

Sky News weather presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar said: "Over the next few days any snow looks like it will fall over the hills and mountains but on Sunday and possibly into Monday there looks to be the chance of snow at lower levels and it could be quite widespread as well."

By Monday evening the snow will be less widespread, confined mostly to the North East.

Although the Met Office has no severe weather warnings in place, forecasters are warning of more unsettled weather to come, with a chance of some sleet and snow next week, especially over hills.

Wintry conditions brought parts of the country to a standstill at the end of January.

Hundreds of drivers were forced to spend the night in their cars on the M6 in Lancashire after more than a foot of snow fell.

The cold snap was followed by widespread floods caused by melting snow and heavy rain.

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