THE Met Office has issued a warning for possible snow and ice in parts of West Yorkshire next week.

The yellow warning is in place for the whole of Tuesday - as an Arctic blast grips the country.

However, as of 10.30am today, the Met Office was not predicting any snow for Bradford next week - but meteorologists said there was "some uncertainty" in the forecast, which has been changing in recent days.

Referring to Tuesday's warning, a Met Office spokesperson said: "During the day, an area of more organised rain, sleet and snow is likely to move east with further showers following.

"There is still some uncertainty in the track of more prolonged snow, and it is possible that at lower elevations across Wales and northern England, this could turn to rain for a time.

"However, there is a chance some places could see five to 10cm, perhaps 20 cm of snow, particularly across the northern half of Scotland and over higher ground elsewhere."

Meanwhile, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has a cold health alert in force, warning of the weather's potential to have a "significant" impact on the health and social care sector.

Dr Agostinho Sousa, head of extreme events and health protection at UKHSA, said it was "vital" to check in on friends, family and neighbours.

RAC Breakdown spokesperson Simon Williams urged drivers to prepare now.

He said: "Having a few essential items in the boot no matter what distance you're going can make a massive difference in a breakdown situation in freezing conditions.

"A warm, waterproof coat, sturdy footwear and gloves, along with a blanket and a power bank to keep your phone charged are vital.

"While no one sets out to break down or get stuck in very cold, potentially snowy conditions, there are far too many instances where drivers have underestimated the severity of the conditions and found themselves in danger.

"It's far better to prepare for the worst and hope for the best."