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UK Temperatures Set To Drop Low Enough To Ruin Your Phone Signal

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Britain is on the brink of a cold snap that could see temperatures plummet to as low as -5C, just in time for half-term, reported LADbible.

Traffic disruption is expected as snow falls and sticks, while mobile phone service could be threatened. Phone reception can be affected by heavy snow and high winds, as they can impair power cables and even cause them to snap.

"Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected," according to an official Met Office statement, while the national meteorological agency has placed a Yellow weather warning for both snow and ice and excessive rain and wind.

The affected areas will include much of the north-west and western Scotland, almost all of the north of Ireland, western areas of Wales and the English south-west around Devon and Cornwall.

Snow and ice are predicted to occur predominantly in northern areas, with the Causeway Coast between Belfast and Derry affected, as well as the islands of Scotland.

"A band of heavy rain will turn to snow, mainly on high ground, as it spreads eastwards early on Tuesday morning," continued the Met Office statement.

"Snow may fall to low levels in places before it clears during the morning. Temperatures will fall quickly as rain and snow clear, allowing ice to form on untreated surfaces. Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services. Some injuries are possible from slips and falls on icy surfaces."

The rain will be concentrated on Snowdonia, South Wales, Cornwall and Devon.

"A band of heavy rain and hill snow will increasingly turn to snow at lower levels as it moves east through Tuesday morning and early afternoon," added the Met Office statement.

"Some roads and railways are likely to be affected by snow with longer journey times by road, bus and train services. Some flooding on roads is also possible."

The Chief Forecaster of the Met Office said: "Showers of hail and snow are expected through Monday morning. The showers will be heaviest and most frequent across western and northern Scotland where 2-5 cm of snow is likely to accumulate relatively widely, with some areas, particularly above 150 m, possibly seeing 6-10 cm of snow.

"The showers will gradually become less frequent and heavy from the south through Monday morning."


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