Snow and ice warning for Britain
Weather forecasters have warned that Britain faces snow and ice warnings that will persist into next week. REUTERS

The Met Office has warned of heavy overnight snow and icy conditions in many parts of England.

The second highest-level alert has been issued for North East and North West of England, along with Yorkshire and the Humber, where a strong cold wave and overnight frosts have been forecast. Occasional wintry showers over the next few days will bring a risk of icy conditions in these regions, the Met Office statement has said.

East Midlands and West Midlands too will see the same conditions overnight but at a slightly reduced level compared to the other regions.

London, South East, South West and the East of England will experience wintry showers at times with a risk of icy patches forming.

The icy conditions could raise the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services, the Met Office statement has added.