The Met Office has issued Status Yellow snow and ice weather warnings for parts of the UK starting from today (Monday, January 16) until Wednesday (January 18).

The UK’s national weather service warned that snow showers and icy stretches may bring disruption to north Scotland, northwest England and Northern Ireland today.

Tomorrow (Tuesday, January 17) will see the same Status Yellow warnings in place for the same areas as today, as well as a same-level ice warning for southwest England.

The Met Office said that some roads and railways are likely to be affected by longer journey times by road, bus and train services.

It also said there is a risk of some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces and some icy patches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

So far, the only Status Yellow warning in place for Wednesday is a snow and ice warning for north Scotland that is set to expire at 10.00a.m on the day.


The Met Office has flood warnings currently in place for England, enforced by the Environment Agency, and in Wales, enforced by Natural Resources Wales.

NFU Mutual recently issued warnings to home and business owners to be flood-aware as floods have hit Wales, the Midlands and the southwest of England in recent weeks.

According to NFU Mutual, the National Farmers’ Union rural insurance branch, the average flood claim for 2022 was over £20,000.

Rural insurance specialist at NFU Mutual, Andrew Chalk, said that while the past few years have seen a relatively low number of flood claims, this week’s heavy rainfall shows that “it is never safe to dismiss the risk of flood damage”.

“NFU Mutual urges those affected by flooding to make safety their first priority, making sure family and pets are kept away from flood water,” he said.

“If you can, move to higher parts of your property and switch electricity and gas supplies off in flooded areas,” he advised.