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UK weather forecast: Chilly and damp day across the country as voters go to polls

The country is set for a cold and damp day as voters prepare to go to the polls in the general election .

It will be unsettled across the UK with temperatures getting colder as votes are cast on Election day.

There wll widespread showers and motorists have again been told to be on their guard with challenging windy conditions expected on roads for a second day.

The Met Office has issued four weather warnings as an icy snap is forecast.

Temperatures could go as low as -4 in northern parts of Scotland with frost expected.

The Met Office said surfaces and roads could be slippery, and advised people to take care when walking or driving, as voters prepare to head to the polls.

It’s a huge day across the country as the nation goes to the polls

“We have showers passing through many parts of the UK today, and there’s a risk of that turning to ice and there could be some snow in parts of Scotland,” said Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon.

Mr Claydon explained that wintry showers were only expected in areas above 200m, and said: “We are not expecting they will cause any real disruption.

“That is why it is an ice warning, rather than a snow warning.”

The two yellow weather warnings are in place from 6pm on Wednesday, overnight to 10am on Thursday.

The larger warning in central Scotland includes large parts of one of the closest election fights in the country – Perth and North Perthshire, where the SNP is defending a majority of just 21.

Ice is expected and weather warnings have been issued

The problem places where it will be very cold

Steven Keates from the Met Office told Sun Online: “It is going to be a bit of a miserable sort of day.

“Most people will see some rain, it is going to be quite breezy as well.

“If you are going out to vote take a brolly.

“The rain will be quite widespread tomorrow, with the wettest areas parts of south and western Britain.”

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Five day forecast


Colder with rain. In the evening, rain will affect most areas but clear spells and showers are likely in Wales and south-west England. Snow is likely at times over northern hills. Through the night, rain will slowly clear eastwards, but Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern and eastern England will remain wet. Windy


It will be mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain and hill snow in the north and east. It will be dry and bright for a time in Wales and southern England before outbreaks of rain spread into the south-west during the evening. There will be a brisk westerly breeze. Temperatures slightly below average


On Saturday it will be bright with showers. The showers will be heaviest and most frequent in the west, some of which may be wintry. Strong south-westerly winds. Sunday is forecast to be cloudy with rain in southern parts of England and Wales. It will be bright with wintry showers in the north


More rain is expected but it should be milder. It will again be cold is Scotland.

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