The Met Office upgraded its cold weather alert to Level 3, stating that there was a 100 per cent probability of ''severe'' conditions across most of England this week.
The warning means there is expected to be an impact on people's health and on health services, with a surge in demand for care.
According to the Met Office temperatures will drop to as low as -6C (21.2F) tomorrow and on Thursday, when daytime maximums will be no more than 3C (37.4F).
Severe weather warnings for ice were also issued for last night and this morning across eastern parts of England and Scotland, and Northern Ireland, south-west England and south Wales. Read More