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UK weather: snow and ice expected to bring travel chaos – live

Plunging temperatures, ice and snow forecast to combine to create treacherous conditions on the roads and railways

6.30am GMT

You knew it was cold yesterday – but how cold?

Here’s a look a Sunday’s wintry weather extremes:
Warmest day: Swanage 10.7C
Coldest day: Braemar -6.2C
Coldest night: Dalwhinnie-12.4 °C
Wettest: Liscombe47.2 mm
Sunniest: Kinloss5.4 hours pic.twitter.com/rWHC5wMmqj

Nominative determinism in action: one of the coldest places last night was Chillingham Barns, Northumberland, at -11.6C. pic.twitter.com/mMwgWF5X8n

6.21am GMT

A reminder that all schools in Birmingham are closed, and 200 are shut in Gloucestershire.

Good morning everyone. Look around and all you’ll see is snow and ice which is affecting public transport and motorists getting about. ALL schools run by Birmingham City Council and Solihull Council will be closed today (11/12). Please take extra care if you’re out & about! pic.twitter.com/U6ysVwH4Li

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