Adorable pictures show dogs having the time of their lives after large parts of the UK were left blanketed in snow.Two Lakeland Terriers were spotted having a ball in a South Yorkshire winter wonderland after temperatures plummeted to -5.5C. Another dog was seen frolicking on a snow-covered football pitch in Dipton, County Durham. Meanwhile, one precious canine bundled up in a purple jumper to brave the cold in Dunblane, Scotland. The heartwarming photos come after the Met Office issued an amber snow warning for parts of Scotland and northern England overnight.
Up to 11cm of snow had settled in the Perth and Kinross area and 5cm in Cumbria by 9am, while temperatures fell as low as -6.4C in Dalwhinnie, the Highlands. The country’s cold snap shows no sign of slowing down, with a yellow snow and ice warning stretching from the northern Highlands to South Yorkshire until 9pm today. Hospital bosses at the Newcastle’s Centre for Life have advised elderly people to rebook their coronavirus vaccines and not risk travelling in the harsh conditions.
Other parts of England – particularly London and the South East – are likely to see heavy rain today. Meanwhile, Met Office forecasters have predicted that Wales and Northern Ireland will stay mostly dry. Nicky Maxey, a Met Office spokeswoman said: We’ve seen snow leave the M62 Yorkshire area and journeying now into the Vales or Yorkshire. ‘It will push further south as we go through the day, likely to go down to the Midlands but becoming less intense. It becomes more patchy and the chances of it sticking reduce.
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‘When we go into tomorrow there may well be an ice warning issued, we are certainly looking at some potential for frost.
‘With the temperatures warming up through the day there’s potential the snow starts melting.
‘If it freezes overnight there’s a chance of frost and ice tomorrow morning.’
Officers from Police Scotland’s road policing unit have advised people to delay their travel plans.
Chief Superintendent Louise Blakelock said: ‘Government restrictions on travelling remain in place across Scotland because of the ongoing pandemic.
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‘People should not leave their homes unless for essential purposes and work from home where possible. The best way to stay safe is to stay at home.
‘In the current wintry weather please consider if your journey is exempt under the regulations and also if it really is essential and whether you can delay it until the weather improves.’
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