UK weather forecast – FOUR INCHES of SNOW to batter Britain tonight as Met Office issues amber weather warnings

THE Met Office has issued amber weather warnings for snow as another four inches of snow is set to fall in the UK tonight.

Further travel disruption is expected tomorrow as roads and railways continue to suffer is freezing temperatures and settled snow.

There is further snow coverage forecast for the next two days with the heavy showers easing up on Sunday
The Met Office has put yellow warnings for ice and snow in place across most areas of the UK for Friday and another four inches of snow is set to fall overnight
This map shows snowfall across the UK tomorrow which will cover most of southwest England, south Wales, northern England and Scotland

A yellow warning for snow and ice is in place across most of the UK tomorrow.

Temperatures in the UK are currently at record lows as the mercury stays well below freezing.

This morning the lowest temperature since 2012 was recorded as thermometers measured -14.4C in Braemar.

In Wales and southwest England four inches of snow are expected and in other parts of southern England there could be up to three inches.

MORE SNOW EXPECTED OVERNIGHT

Northeast England and north Scotland is also forecast freezing cold temperatures and snow showers throughout the night and tomorrow.

The snow and ice is expected to create further disruption including road delays – which could leave drivers and passengers stranded with their vehicles.

There is likely to be further delays and cancellations to to rail tavel.

And rural communities could get cut off with power cuts and loss of mobile phone coverage possible.

DRIVERS ADVISED TO AVOID CERTAIN ROUTES

Highways England has advised drivers to avoid using certain routes as many roads have been heavily impacted by the snow and these warnings are expected to continue into tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Durham Police advised drivers not to leave their cars unattended with the engine running as it de-ices during the cold snap.

Thieves intentionally target residential areas on cold mornings looking for cars with the keys in the ignition.

Local Intelligence Officer Helen Stansfield said: “By leaving your car unattended, you may end up losing more than just the ice on your windows.”


In Wales traffic officers will be keeping an eye on major routes and informing drivers.

Dorset County Council tweeted that transport services, including school buses, had been cancelled tomorrow due to the forecast.

Mark Wilson, Met Office meteorologist told The Sun Online: “Windy conditions will bring a wind chill and it will stay cold into Friday, with further snow falling in eastern coastal areas and the south.”

The Met Office’s weather warnings say to expect injuries from slips and falls on the ice on roads and cycle paths.

They also warn untreated pavements and cycle paths could be impassable due to black ice.

A walker braves the heavy snowfall on the streets of Reruth, Cornwall, earlier today
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People enjoying a walk through Whitelee Windfarm in North Ayrshire, Scotland, earlier today
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Queues of car built up on the A30 in Devon during rush hour this evening as a result of a crash due to the heavy snow
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A brave surfer heads out onto the beach in Newquay, Cornwall today
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The Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion in Braemar in the Scottish Highlands after the village was one of the coldest places in the UK last night as temperatures dropped to almost -15C
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