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Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 January, 2005, 00:42 GMT
UK caught in 'topsy turvy' freeze
Sheep in snow on Tuesday at Slayley, near Newcastle
There is to be no let-up in the wintry conditions sweeping across the south east of Britain, with milder conditions elsewhere, forecasters say.

Weather experts predict the south east can expect to see snowfall, particularly around the Kent area.

But while the south east bears the brunt of the winter, it is gradually getting milder in the rest of the UK.

"It is topsy turvy weather, with winter in the south but milder elsewhere," said a BBC Weather spokeswoman.

"The south east will continue to get the colder weather and can expect to see a couple of centimetres of snow over the next 24 hours," she went on.

Snowfall would be mainly in Kent , with a "bit of ice" in the central regions of Britain, she warned, adding: "The weather is already getting milder across the rest of Britain with some mist and fog."


Wintry showers have already swept across eastern Scotland, South East England, the North York Moors, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.

Temperatures plunged on Monday when snow, sleet and hail combined to make driving dangerous.

A Highways Agency spokeswoman said they were expecting snow showers in the south east and east, as well as frost elsewhere.

"We would advise drivers to slow down and avoid getting too close to other motorists in these conditions. We would also suggest they study the weather reports before setting off on any journey," she said.

Where weather conditions deteriorated the agency would be out gritting, she reassured drivers.

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