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Big freeze 'on the way'

Posted 10 January 2013
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Big freeze 'on the way'
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Large areas of England may be under snow and very low temperatures in the next few days, the Met Office has warned.

It has issued a severe cold weather warning, as there is a 70 per cent chance of such weather between 06:00 GMT on Saturday morning (January 12th) to 06:00 Monday morning, as well as an expectation that this warning will be extended into Tuesday next week.

Such conditions may have an impact on those who plan to go walking in the countryside, partly because travelling to their destinations may be difficult with snow and ice on roads and possible problems with public transport.

Winter boots, crampons, thermal clothing and insulated jackets are all items that walkers will benefit from wearing as they defy the cold.

One place where more snow and cold temperatures will be good news is in the Scottish Highlands, where skiing has been restricted by recent mild conditions.

Glencoe, Glenshee and the Lecht resorts are currently closed for winter sports until more snow falls, although Cairn Gorm and the Nevis Range both have a few runs open.ADNFCR-2803-ID-801520467-ADNFCR