The Met Office has warned that widespread snow and ice could cause travel disruption in the UK this week.

According to the BBC, a yellow warning for rain turning to snow has been issued across England, Wales, south and west Scotland.

Manchester and Liverpool airports were shut this morning while staff worked to clear snow and ice from the runways, causing flights to be cancelled or delayed. Both hubs say disruption is likely throughout the day.

In Wales, snow fall of up to 15cm (6in) is expected on higher ground, while more snow is expected in Scotland, where residents have already experienced heavy snowfall.

This rain could eventually turn to snow in most parts of the UK, with up to 2cm expected at low levels and potentially 5cm to 10cm on higher ground.

The Met Office expects further rain and snow to move in from the South West across many parts of the UK on Thursday and Friday.

BBC Weather warns that Northern Ireland could see spells of sleet and snow, with travel disruption possible.

Anyone due to travel this week is advised to monitor weather reports and check the status of their transport for any delays or cancellations.

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