26/02/2014 20:10 GMT | Updated 26/02/2014 20:59 GMT

UK Weather: Snow Forecast For England And Wales On Friday

John Giles/PA Wire
Snow and ice made getting around difficult on the Buttertubs Pass between Wharfedale and Swaledale as bad weather continues to affect many parts of the UK.

A severe weather warning has been issued for snow across England and Wales on Friday. The yellow warning, which means "be prepared", was issued by the Met Office for the last day of winter.

Forecasters said areas on high ground will be most affected, while snow is unlikely to accumulate on low ground. However many areas may see falling snow and slush, potentially disrupting the Friday morning rush hour.

The UK has enjoyed a warmer than average winter so far, with today's highest temperature recorded as 12.5C in Gravesend, Kent. But the mercury is set to plummet to as low as 6C in the South and 5C in the North on Friday.

The Met Office's chief forecaster said: "An area of low pressure is expected to move eastwards on Friday. There is considerable uncertainty in its track and therefore on the risk and location of any snow.

"This warning will be kept under review and the public are advised to keep up to date with the forecast and warnings."