NEWS
11/12/2017 08:21 GMT | Updated 11/12/2017 22:35 GMT

UK Weather Forecast Live: Schools To Close For Second Day Amid Forecasts For Coldest Night Of The Year

Road, rail and air travel have all been affected ❄️

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Commuters are expected to face delays and disruptions tonight as they tackle rush hour 

Forecasters are warning of the coldest night of the year so far after the week started with schools closed, thousands of homes without power and dozens of flights cancelled.

The word of caution from the Met Office for Tuesday comes after a day of travel chaos caused by extremely low temperatures turning the weekend’s snowfall to ice.

While in areas of Wales daytime temperatures struggled to reach -4C, the mercury is forecast to dip as low as -15C overnight. 

The weather has caused disruption to road, air and rail travel and commuters are faced more delays and cancellations on Monday night.  

Read below for the latest weather updates in HuffPost UK’s liveblog. 

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Pedestrians struggle to cope with the snow and sleet conditions on Westminster Bridge on Monday morning

Key updates: 

  • Yellow weather warnings for ice and snow issued for large parts of England.
  • The Met Office says temperatures could plummet to -15C into Tuesday - making it the coldest night of the year.
  • Hundreds of schools across England and Wales were closed on Monday,  and hundreds are expected to stay closed for a second successive day.
  • Use the government’s online tool to find out if your child’s school is closed https://www.gov.uk/check-school-closure 
  • Flights from London Heathrow, London Southend, Birmingham and Glasgow airports have all been affected by the snow and ice, with travellers urged to check with airlines before starting their journeys. 
  • Train lines operated by West Midlands Railways, Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways have all been affected by the conditions. 
  • Seven breakdowns a minute are expected on Britain’s roads today, according to the RAC. 
  • Thousands of people in the West Midlands are still without power.