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12/02/2018 14:41
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Mobile phone signal could be lost in icy cold snap...

Mobile phone signal could be lost in icy cold snap...

Summary

Phone signal could be lost as the icy wind can dry moisture onto power cables, which can then cause them to break.

Phone signal could be lost as the icy wind can dry moisture onto power cables, which can then cause them to break.

The Met Office warned that heavy hail and snow showers could cause severe disruption on Monday morning as the half-term holiday gets off to a shivery start, with widespread sub-zero temperatures.

Mobile reception could be lost if icy winds dry air moisture on power cables and cause them to break, forecasters said.

Two yellow weather warnings for snow and ice are in place for large swathes of the south west, north west, Wales, northern Ireland and Scotland from midnight until Monday lunchtime.

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