BRITS have been told to brace for one of the coldest nights of the year this weekend, as temperatures plunge to a freezing -12C.
The Met Office has issued a yellow “be aware” warning of snow and ice which covers much of Scotland, the Midlands and northern England.
The warning, valid from 6am until 6pm, predicts snow on higher routes and says that rain may fall onto frozen surfaces for a time, particularly across Scotland, following a very cold night.
Icy patches are likely on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.
It warns that some roads and railways are likely to be affected by the weather, with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.
In Northern Ireland a yellow warning of ice is in force from 1am until 9am on Sunday, while a yellow warning of rain runs from 4am until 3pm.
Drivers have been urged to stay off the roads as freezing temperatures grip the UK, and forecasters are warning of longer journey times by road, rail and bus.