Weather warning for snow and ice issued for East Midlands

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Derby will be hit with a "polar windchill" as temperatures look set to plummet below zero tonight.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice for the East Midlands between 6pm tonight and 11am on Thursday.

Between two and five centimetres of snow are expected to fall on high ground.

Low temperatures of -1C are expected overnight, but it will feel much colder, with a "feels like" temperature of -6C by 8am on Thursday.

The chief forecaster's assessment said: "The extent of ice will vary across the area with inland areas most prone whilst coastal areas are less likely to be affected.

"Two to five centimetres of snow may accumulate above about 100m, with smaller amounts at lower levels."

Elsewhere, the Met Office has warned there will up to eight inches of snow in North Yorkshire and Scotland tonight and some flurries could be seen in London and the south east.