Icy weather on its way to Hampshire warn forecasters

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ICY conditions are set to sweep across Hampshire this weekend as weather forecasters place a yellow weather warning on the county.

The Met Office says rain and sleet is set to fall on Saturday morning, causing difficult driving conditions on untreated roads.

Temperatures of 42.8F (6C) and strong winds are expected.

And weather experts have advised Hampshire drivers to be aware of slippery conditions when on the road this weekend.

Meanwhile, worse conditions are expected in the north, with 10cm of snow reportedly covering higher ground. The poor weather has led to school closures and flight delays, along with commuters facing hazardous conditions after the heavy snowfall.

Leeds Bradford Airport was forced to close this morning as crews work to clear the runway.

A spokesman said: ‘We have had 5cm of snow, it started at 1am. The snow-clearing teams are out on the runway making sure we can reopen as soon as possible.’

Weather warnings were issued for Northern Ireland, north Wales and western England and Scotland after a frontal system came in from the Atlantic.

Over an inch of snow had fallen across high ground of Northern England in the early hours of this morning, and similar conditions were recorded at Leek in Staffordshire and Shap in Cumbria. Temperatures will remain below normal until the middle of next week due to strong north-easterly winds and wintery showers.