New snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

Environment Canada has issued a new snowfall warning for the South Coast.

Global News meteorologist Mark Madryga says the next round begins Monday afternoon and evening.

“We have a nice break between the major snowstorm of yesterday, last night, and another one coming,” Madryga said Monday.

“The one coming later today and tonight won’t be quite as intense, but watch out,” he said Monday.

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Madryga warned drivers to expect messy commutes Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. “We’re looking at 10 to 15 cm of snow with pockets of higher amounts and that will start in Metro Vancouver late this afternoon for the late afternoon commute, and then continuous snow tonight and at least until the middle of the day tomorrow. So the commute tomorrow morning will be particularly messy with snow still falling.”

He says there is one benefit — because of the cold, the snow is fluffier and lighter than the usual heavy, wet snow that falls in Metro Vancouver.

“It was a slow-moving weather system, obviously very intense yesterday with that storm,” he said Monday. “We had 33 cm reported in the White Rock area, anywhere from 15 to 32 cm through Surrey and Langley, Coquitlam just 15 cm. Compared to the other areas, that was less. Vancouver Airport had just 8 cm.”

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Rain will hit Britain just hours after Storm Erik claimed third victim

Snow and rain will hit Britain today but worst of killer Storm Erik is over after it claimed a third victim when kitesurfer died in 80mph gales that tore down walls and trees

  •  The rain and strong winds are set to continue today, with a chance of snow overnight and some sunny spells
  •  Storm Erik caused widespread disruption in Britain on Friday and Saturday with three people reported dead
  •  Winds at 80mph saw several passenger jets struggle to land properly at airports across the country on Friday

Britons are set to be hit with further rain and gale force winds today as the miserable weather continues- with a possibility of snow overnight.

The vicious Storm Erik battered the UK on Friday and Saturday, with gales of up to 80 mph causing widespread travel disruption, with three people reported dead.

Forecasters have said there are expected to be showers in the south today following the downpour overnight, but as the day moves on the rain will be replaced by sunny spells.

Northern Ireland will see a dry start but then see strong winds and heavy rain, and the south-east will remain damp throughout the day and into overnight.

The heavy rain will then edge into Wales and the north-east England overnight, and there could even be a chance of snow in high areas in the south overnight.

The tail end of Storm Erik – the first named storm of 2019 – still had enough strength to bring huge waves battering the sea defences at Aberystwyth on the Cardigan Bay coast yesterday

A weather warning for wind on Saturday was extended to cover most of the UK, while in Scotland heavy rain hit Scotland on Saturday afternoon

Meteorologist Simon Partridge from the Met Office, said: ‘A bit of a mixed bag this Sunday morning.

‘Sunny spells for many of us, also a mixture of rain and showers in other parts of the UK.

‘And it will be a touch colder than it has been on recent mornings.

‘For Scotland it’s generally a cold and clear start to the day…

‘A clear bright start for Northern Ireland and northern England, we do have showers making their way across Wales and the rain from last night is covering up much of south-eastern England, so a pretty grey and damp start for many of us here.

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    ‘Through the day basically all of this weather is going to move its way south and eastwards, with the rain in the south gradually clearing its way eastwards, although the southeast corner will hold on to a rather grey and damp day.

    ‘Elsewhere lots of sunshine on offer, a few showers across parts of England and Wales, but these will be few and far between.

    ‘And then this area of low pressure starts to make its way across Northern Ireland as we head through the afternoon.

    ‘This will bring in strong to gale force winds and also some locally heavy rain at times as well, now that continues to make its way further south-east overnight.

    ‘Through the evening period it starts to edge its way into parts of north-west Wales and north-west England.

    ‘At the hills here, mainly over 300 to 400 metres it could turn to snow for a time as well, but for most of us it will be a little bit wetter and windier as it makes its way through.’

    The improved weather will be a relief for Britons in various parts of the UK who suffered the wrath of Storm Erik on Friday and Saturday.

    On Saturday a kitesurfer died amid strong winds in an incident on the Saunton Sands beach in north Devon.

    On Friday morning a 50-year-old man died on the A384 in Buckfastleigh, Devon, and in Wales a van driver was killed after he collided with a fallen tree on the B4306 between Pontyberem and Llannon in west Wales.

    The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds on Saturday covering much of Wales, central and northern England and southern Scotland.

    A separate yellow weather warning for heavy rain was issued for northern Scotland on Saturday.

    The Met Office said wind speeds of 75mph were recorded in Powys, Wales, and 74mph in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, adding that across the rest of the country gusts between 40 and 50mph were typical.

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London City Airport closes due to ‘heavy snow fall’ causing travel chaos

London City Airport is closed due to ‘heavy snow fall’ – causing travel chaos for passengers as flights are delayed and cancelled.

The east London airport said: "Due to adverse weather (heavy snow fall) the runway has now been closed. We regret to inform you that few flights have been diverted and some have been cancelled."

London was earlier placed under a new Met Office weather warning for snow.

Forecaster warned: "Additional late afternoon and early evening snow may cause some further travel disruption.

What to expect

  • Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers
  • Possible delays or cancellations to rail and air travel
  • Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected


In the capital there was likely to be a further 2-3cm (1in) of snow.

In some places, particularly hills over 150m, there could be 3-7cm (1-3in).

The places covered by the warning are Bracknell Forest, Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton, Surrey, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Wokingham and Wiltshire.

The closure comes after snow and ice has forced other airports across the country to close.

Earlier today, Bristol Airport was shut as the region received heavy snow – with blizzard conditions.

Flights were cancelled as teams urgently cleared the runway.


Some passengers have instead been taken “by road” to other airports, including Birmingham.

Heathrow has also hit hard by the weather as British Airways confirmed last night, some of their short haul flights for this morning would be delayed or cancelled.

In a statement they said: "We recognise the uncertainty that the bad weather may be causing customers, and have offered those due to travel on short-haul flights to/from Heathrow the opportunity to postpone their journey.

"Due to the adverse weather conditions predicted, we have been forced to cancel and merge a number of short-haul flights today to ensure that we protect the rest of our schedule. "

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Apocalypse SNOW hits much of the UK

Chaos as blizzards strike London: Millions face nightmare journey to work after some areas are hit by several inches of snow on the coldest night in seven years – with lows of -15.4C

  • Met Office issues ‘amber warning’ for Home Counties with ‘potential risk to life’ alert ahead of more snow 
  • Motorists battle chaotic conditions in South West England with 200 vehicles stranded on A30 in Cornwall 
  • Highways England urged motorists to ‘take care when driving’ routes affected including A38, A39 and M5 
  • Met Office confirms coldest night of the year last night with thermometers plunging to -15.4C in Braemer 
  • * Taken any photos of snow in Britain today? Please email [email protected] with their location * 
  • * Have you been caught up in the travel chaos? Please email [email protected] and images to [email protected] with their location *

Swathes of Britain are crippled today after ‘doomsday’ snow caused chaos across southern England with some areas getting up to ten inches overnight on the coldest night in Britain for seven years.

The Met Office has issued an amber warning that carries a ‘potential risk to life’ with more extreme snowfall expected in the Home Counties and West Country until lunchtime, cutting off towns and villages.

The overnight lowest temperature was -15.4C (4.3F) in the Aberdeenshire village of Braemar – making it the coldest night in seven years, since the -15.6C (3.9F) observed on February 11, 2012 at Holbeach in Lincolnshire.

Around 12 hours of snowfall – the heaviest in England this winter – knocked out power for around 1,000 homes in and around Southampton. Flights across the south were cancelled, including from London Heathrow.

Bournemouth Airport and Bristol Airport were shut with rail lines closed as blizzards battered the UK. Snowfall and icy conditions will cause widespread travel disruption this morning after temperatures plummeted. 

In Devon and Cornwall, hundreds of motorists blocked roads after abandoning their vehicles following the arrival of ‘snowbomb’ – but the sea of cars, lorries and vans meant gritters and emergency vehicles failed to get through.

On the A30 crossing Bodmin Moor, more than 100 people were stuck in their cars for ten hours. Some slept inside their vehicles while others made it to the famous Jamaica Inn pub where they spent the night on makeshift beds.

Dominic Burton, 20, was among the stranded and said: ‘It’s like doomsday here, like a zombie movie. I have just passed around 200 cars trying to go southbound on the A30.’ 

Snow makes driving treacherous today with this crash in Hampstead, North London, exemplifying the dangerous conditions

More than 100 cars were stuck or abandoned on the A30 through Bodmin in Cornwall overnight as the snow came down

A cyclist rides through a blizzard in Maida Vale, West London, this morning as large parts of the UK are deluged with snow


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Police deal with an accident in the Glynn Valley, Cornwall, today – but emergency vehicles were hampered by abandoned cars

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At least 400 students were stranded at Callywith College in Bodmin because school buses could not get there. Teachers and canteen staff stayed the night and a supermarket donated £800 of blankets, duvets and pillows. 

What’s the travel situation on the roads, rails and airports in Britain today? 

TRAINS

  • Dorking and Horsham: Train fault and crew shortage
  • Petersfield and Guildford: Broken down train
  • Swansea and Shrewsbury: Timetable changes due to snow
  • Bellgrove and Glasgow: Severe weather
  • Weybridge and Earlsfield: Overrunning engineering works
  • Truro and Falmouth Docks: Rail repairs
  • Lichfield Trent Valley and Tamworth: Overhead wires damage
  • Portsmouth Harbour and Fratton: Points failure
  • Watford Junction and London Euston: Severe weather
  • Gospel Oak and Barking: Severe weather
  • London Underground, Jubilee line: Train fault

ROADS

  • A1(M) northbound within J63: Congestion
  • A19 southbound between A179 and A689: Congestion
  • A30 westbound between A395 and A389 near Bodmin (east): Snow
  • A30 eastbound between A38 and A389 near Bodmin (east): Snow
  • A38 northbound between B600 and M1: Congestion
  • A38 eastbound between A30 and A390 near Liskeard (west): Accident
  • A38 westbound between A390 near Liskeard (west) and A30: Accident
  • A56 southbound between A680 and B6232: Congestion
  • A56 northbound between B6232 and A680: Congestion
  • A66 westbound within the A19 junction before A19 southbound access: Congestion
  • Link road from M25 J7 clockwise to M23 J8 southbound: Congestion
  • Link road from M25 J7 anti-clockwise to M23 J8 southbound: Congestion
  • M3 westbound between J2 and J3: Overturned Vehicle
  • M4 spur (Heathrow) southbound between M4 and J4A: Congestion
  • M66 northbound between J1 and A56/A680/A676: Congestion 

AIRPORTS 

  • Bristol Airport: Airfield closed until at least 12pm
  • Bournemouth Airport: Airfield closed ‘until further notice’
  • London Heathrow Airport: Some British Airways short-haul flights affected

After an extraordinary dump of snow fell overnight, it emerged:

  • The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning of snow for part of the south-east with Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Hampshire expected to be worst hit;
  • Flights were affected with Bristol Airport closed until at least 12pm and Bournemouth Airport shut ‘until further notice’. Short-haul flights from Heathrow are subject to cancellations; 
  • Highways Agency issues warnings for more than 20 major A-roads and motorways hit by snow and warns drivers not to travel unless essential; 

A pivoting system of wintry weather saw much of southern England and Wales wake up to more of the white stuff. 

An amber warning was issued for an area west of London including Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire, with stranded vehicles and power cuts ‘likely’, and a ‘good chance’ some rural communities could be cut off. 

The alert comes after as much as 5.5in (14cm) of snow wreaked havoc in the South West yesterday. Efforts to rescue motorists stranded on snowbound roads in Devon and Cornwall continued through the night.

Meanwhile hundreds of people were forced to find shelter where they could. Persistent snow began to spread across the south east late last night and flurries were seen all the way into central London.

The Met Office has also has two yellow weather warnings of snow and ice in force until this afternoon covering southern England and Wales, as well as the eastern edge of the UK from Shetland to The Wash.

Police forces across the country are warning motorists to consider if their journeys are necessary before heading out today and be ‘extremely careful’ if have to travel by road.

On the rail network, Southeastern and Transport for Wales have altered their services today as a result of the adverse conditions.

South Western Railway was planning to run a normal timetable, but warned some early services may need to be cancelled as routes are cleared.

Meanwhile Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express were expected to run normally, although all passengers were urged to check before they travel in case the conditions impact services.

Transport for London also advised passengers to check their service status before setting off. Airports were also hit by the freezing weather, with Bristol Airport suspending flights until 8am while the runway was cleared.

Snow was also seen falling at Heathrow, where British Airways altered a number of short-haul flights, and passengers using the hub were being told to stay in contact with their airlines before travelling.

Gatwick Airport also saw flurries, although the airport was advising passengers it was planning on operating as normal today.


Temperatures will remain low across Britain this afternoon (left) and the Met Office issued a series of weather warnings (right)

Snow is continuing to fall across much of southern England and South Wales this morning, as shown in this graphic


Temperatures will remain low this weekend – with a maximum of 8C expected in the South West and South Wales by Sunday

This graphic shows where the snow is falling across southern England this morning (in white) along with rain (in blue)

A Central Line train pulls into a West London station today amid frozen and treacherous conditions in the capital’s suburbs

The snow-covered roofs of suburban London today as the capital has a rare but significant period of snow 

Heavy snow in London turned to sleet today as workers crossed London Bridge with The Shard shrouded in mist 

Queues form in London Bridge Station where trains into Kent were running at a reduced number due to the wintry conditions

The 187 bus to Finchley Road drives through the morning snowfall in west London today as people were warned not to travel unless necessary

A freezing commuter on a Boris Bike pedals through the slush and snow in north London today

London has had its biggest dump of snow of the winter delivered from the skies overnight and it was still falling during rush hour 

Dog walkers in the snow, at Clayfield Copse, Berkshire, today



There are wintry conditions in Bristol, in Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire, and Reading, Berkshire, in pictures sent in by MailOnline readers 

This MailOnline photo shows snow-covered Harpenden in Hertfordshire from above roof heavy with snow

Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire is blanketed in frozen flakes of snow in this idyllic reader’s photo

The snowy scene from Dunders Hill above Polzeath Beach looking towards New Polzeath in Cornwall

Met Office meteorologist Emma Smith said: ‘There is still sleet and snow across southern counties, the band is currently sitting across the south-west and Wales and across to East Anglia and London.

Where and when are the Met Office warnings? 

HAMPSHIRE, BERKSHIRE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE & OXFORDSHIRE

AMBER: Snow, until 11am today

SOUTHERN ENGLAND & WALES

YELLOW: Snow and ice, until 1pm today

EASTERN ENGLAND & SCOTLAND

YELLOW: Snow and ice, until 12pm today

‘It’s kind of pivoting in place and it’s not really moving very far. What will be happening to it is it will get patchier as it goes on, but it could cause some disruption to rush hour.

‘Temperatures are widely below freezing so there’s icy stretches so people will have to take care going into work.’

By lunchtime temperatures in the South East are expected to nudge towards 4C (39F), meaning the sleet and snow should turn to rain.

However the rest of the country, with the exception of southern Scotland and Northern Ireland, is expected to see wintry showers persist into this evening.

‘Into the afternoon those showers will go into the Pennies and the Peak District as well,’ Ms Smith said.

The Met Office said a low of minus -15.4C (4.3F) was recorded just before midnight at Braemar. Had it fallen more than 0.2C, lower it would have surpassed the low of -15.6C (3.92F) set in 2012. 

Across Devonshire 34 schools have said they will be closed or partially closed today and 35 schools across Cornwall have also said they will not be opening, according to the two county councils.

A snow covered boat at Pewsey on the Kennet & Avon canal  this morning shows how hard the West Country has been hit

Sophie Taylor’s Siberian Cat stalking their garden in High Wycombe today in a rare scene more like Russia than Bucks

Snow in Compton near Newbury today where this resident who sent a picture to MailOnline looked like she was snowed in

The glorious dawn at Bingley St Ives near Bradford, West Yorkshire, taken from the local golf club all covered in snow

A motorist clears the windows of a vehicle in Bristol after snowfall yesterday and overnight caused widespread disruption

The snowy scene in Gateshead this morning looking over to Newcastle from the banks of the famous Tyne river

Slow moving traffic on the roads in Hanham, South Gloucestershire this morning with more set to come today

A woman on skis tries them out in the shadow of Brunel’s famous Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol today

Bristol has received a huge dump of snow overnight with cars and roads all treacherous because of the ice below

Bristol Airport posted this picture of the conditions this morning with planes remaining on the stands because of the weather

More than 100 people sought refuge at a pub high on Bodmin Moor overnight after heavy snowfall hit the A30, leading many stranded motorists to abandon their cars.

Some of those reaching the Jamaica Inn reported trudging through snow for several miles after more than 12cm of the white stuff brought ‘chaos’ to the cross-country route on Thursday.

The pub’s 25-year-old general manager, Sammy Wheeler, said groups and families with young children arrived in droves after around 100 cars got stuck on a nearby stretch of the A30.

‘A lot of people have abandoned their cars. Some of them have walked a good three, four or five miles,’ she told the Press Association.

‘People were fed up of being in a cold car and they were running out of fuel.’

Each of the inn’s 36 rooms was full, with some being shared by complete strangers on Thursday night.

Meanwhile makeshift dormitories with mattresses on the floors were set up in other parts of the pub, including 15 beds in the restaurant another five in the lounge.

Paul Drye, 54, from St Austell, Cornwall, was heading home after working in Dorchester, Dorset, on Thursday afternoon when he became stuck on the A30 around 3.30 pm.

He said: ‘There had been a bit of heavy snow but while everything was moving it was fine, but as soon as there was a few incidents up ahead everything ground to a halt.

‘You never know how long these things are going to last, whether it will be moving in two minutes or four hours as it turned out.’

Mr Drye arrived at the Jamaica Inn around 7.30 pm and was met with a real ‘cross-section’ of people including dogs, children and truck drivers.

‘People were still arriving until the early hours of the morning, people who had left their cars and walked, a couple miles some of them,’ he said.

The Jamaica Inn staff were like a ‘well-oiled machine’, they provided mattresses, blankets and pillows for everybody and stayed up all night stoking fires, Mr Dyre said.

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Beds laid last night at the Jamaica Inn, made famous by Daphne du Maurier in her classic novel, on Bodmin Moor for drivers

Pictured: Newborn baby girl found abandoned in freezing cold snow-blown London park as police launch urgent bid to find her missing mother

A newborn baby girl was found abandoned in an east London park last night as temperatures plunged to freezing and blizzards hit the capital.

Police this morning released a picture of the infant in a bid to trace her mother, who officers said they were ‘increasingly concerned’ for. 

The girl was discovered in a small park on an estate in Newham at around 10:15pm on Thursday night and taken to hospital where she is being cared for, the Metropolitan Police said. 

Police this morning released this picture of the baby in a bid to trace her missing mother

The force said it was called to reports of an abandoned baby at a park area close to Roman Road and Saxon Road at around 10.15pm

The Met said officers are growing ‘increasingly concerned’ for the mother’s welfare and appealed for her to contact police, her local hospital or GP surgery. Pictured: the location where the newborn was found

The Met said officers are growing ‘increasingly concerned’ for the mother’s welfare and appealed for her to contact police, her local hospital or GP surgery.

In a direct appeal to the child’s mother, Inspector Shane Clarke of North East Command Unit, said: ‘We are growing increasingly concerned for your welfare and I urge you to make contact either with police, your local hospital or GP surgery. It is really important that we know that you are safe.

‘I would also urge anyone who has information that could help us to reunite this baby with her mother to come forward.’

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the mother is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference CAD7825/31JAN or Tweet @MetCC.

Heavy snowfall hit much of southern England and and Wales on Thursday night, leaving people trapped in cars as temperatures plummeted to just 1C (34F) in east London at the time the baby way found.

The snowfall already exceeds the maximum 10cm of snowfall that was predicted when the Mt Office issued a severe weather warning for Thursday.

The snow, which has been travelling eastwards, has reached as far as Wiltshire, Hampshire, Sussex and Kent, with a few flakes in central London on Thursday and into the early hours of Friday morning.

The Met Office tweeted: ‘Snow, initially moving north and east across parts of southern and southwestern England, the Midlands and Wales, will stall and tend to fragment.

‘Wintry showers will continue in northern and eastern areas. Ice is likely in many parts overnight.’

There are ‘treacherous driving conditions in places’, the forecaster added.

Commuters in many parts of the country were warned to leave work early on Thursday to ensure they got home.

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Over 100 cars stranded on A30 as snowbomb cause traffic chaos

Over 100 cars were stranded on a busy road as freezing temperatures caused traffic chaos.

Huge queues of vehicles were trapped on the A30 at Temple, in Cornwall, with many motorists waiting for hours until traffic was able to move.

Photos from impatient drivers show cars backed up for miles along the snow covered road.

The majority of road users had to move at a crawl to avoid skidding.

Multiple cars were abandoned as the roads became near impassable due to the adverse weather conditions.

As vehicles were at a standstill, police warned drivers in Devon, Cornwall and Dorset “to avoid all but ­absolutely essential travel”.

Gritters and a plough were sent to the major carriageway near the village of Temple in a bid to help motorists unable to continue their journeys.

But drivers vented their frustration at how long it took for gritters to arrive on the scene.

One motorist tweeted police: "What advice do you have for people who look likely to be spending the night on the #A30?

"How to keep warm? Should they keep the engine running? How long will that last for? How can they get water? Saying ‘we’re working as hard as we can’ is great, but need a bit more."

Chief Inspector Adrian Leisk, head of roads policing across Devon, Cornwall and Dorset, advised those who were stranded to remain patient as response teams worked to help them move on.

He tweeted: "For those stuck on the A30 in Cornwall, an intensive effort is under way to clear the carriageways of vehicles to allow the gritters through.

"Please stay with your vehicles and we will get to you."

With road conditions treacherous in the area, some motorists opted for shortcuts.

But one car ended up turning over in the snow due in a quieter section away from the A38 and A380.

A woman also gave birth to her baby in an Asda store today because the ambulance could not reach her due to the heavy snow, reports Cornwall Live .

The Met Office also reported snow measuring up to 12cm deep in Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.

A crash also closed a stretch of the M6 near Wigan.

Further snow has been forecast into Friday, with up to four inches expected in Wales and South West England.

Other parts of southern England could be hit with up to three inches

Much of ­Scotland and the North East of England will also see snow showers, with warnings of ice until lunchtime.

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Snow map reveals when your area of the UK will be hit by wintry storm

Up to 10cm of snow will blanket the UK as a brutal winter storm sweeps across the country .

The heaviest snow – 5-10C – is expected over higher ground, although accumulations of 1-3cm are likely "quite widely" at lower levels, the Met Office says.

Snow and ice warnings have been issued for most of the country, with forecasters warning that villages could be cut off and roads could become impassable in the worst-hit places.

Snow and wintry showers will be followed by dangerous ice as temperatures drop.

The latest snow maps reveal when and where Britain will be blanketed by snow on Tuesday as the system moves southeastwards through the day.

There are three separate yellow warnings for snow and ice for western Scotland and all of England and Wales.

The timings vary, and forecasters have warned that predicting snow is a difficult task and some places under a warning may not see any or very little at all.

The snow and ice warnings cover:

Scotland and into northwest England until 12pm on Tuesday.

Central regions, Wales and the northeast between 12pm on Tuesday and 11am on Wednesday.

Northern Ireland and much of Scotland from 3pm on Tuesday to 11am on Wednesday.

The southeast, East Anglia and London from 9pm on Tuesday until 12pm on Wednesday.

Here are the latest snow risk maps from Netweather.tv.

9am Tuesday

Snow, sleet and rain began falling over parts of Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England overnight, forcing roads to close in Cumbria and schools to shut in the Highlands as the conditions worsened.

The A6 was closed between Shap and Kendal in Cumbria, and "treacherous" blizzard-like conditions were reported on the M6.

North Wales was also seeing heavy snow.

12pm Tuesday

A yellow warning for snow and ice will end for parts of western Scotland at midday, but the threat of ice and further snowfall or wintry showers remains and a new warning will begin at 3pm.

The system will continue to move southeastwards through Wales and central parts of England.

3pm Tuesday

Heavy snow will move into central areas, especially over higher ground, in the afternoon.

The conditions threaten to cause problems for the afternoon commute.

A new snow and ice warning will begin for Northern Ireland and western and southern parts of Scotland.

6pm Tuesday

By this time heavy snow will be blanketing parts of Wales as the system continues to churn towards London and the southeast of England.

Driving conditions will become hazardous and ice could form on surfaces as temperatures begin to drop.

9pm Tuesday

A yellow warning for snow and ice is in place for the southeast from 9pm, with anywhere from 1-10cm expected through the evening.

By then, the heaviest snow will have cleared from western regions.

Marco Petagna from the Met Office said London could see snow showers – but added they were unlikely to settle.

12am Wednesday

Most people will be snug in their beds as heavy snow falls over the south east overnight.

It will take some time for the system to clear.

Temperatures will be very cold across the country overnight, with -10C possible in the Highlands of Scotland and -4C in the south.

6am Wednesday

Some places will continue to see wintry showers.

Ice will be a problem in many places.

There is a risk of further disruptive snow and ice to parts of the UK on Thursday and Friday.

Met Office five-day weather forecast

Tuesday

Sunny spells and wintry showers will continue across northwestern areas.

A band of rain, sleet and snow will move east across Wales and England through the day with accumulations in some places, particularly over high ground.

Wintry showers following.

Tuesday night

A band of sleet and snow will gradually clear southeast England.

Clear spells elsewhere with scattered wintry showers, mainly in the west.

A widespread frost and turning icy in places.

Wednesday

A cold start with icy patches for some.

Sunny spells and wintry showers will continue, mainly in the north and west.

Breezy in the southwest at first.

Thursday to Saturday

Staying cold with sunny spells, wintry showers and a risk of ice.

A band of rain and snow could move into England and Wales during Thursday and into Friday.

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Warnings heavy snow could bring chaos to London and the South East

The winds of winter: Terrifying video shows planes struggling to take off in 50mph gusts amid warnings heavy snow could bring chaos across the UK with villages cut off and travel delays as up to four inches is set to fall tomorrow night

  • Sub-zero temperatures and gale-force winds could combine with snow in South East of England
  • Forecasters warn of travel chaos, power cuts and cut off villages as bone-chilling Arctic air hits
  • Severe weather warning for snow has been issued between 9pm tomorrow and noon on Wednesday
  • Rain moving eastwards across country is expected to turn to snow as temperatures fall to -10C (14F)

A blanket of snow is expected to sweep across England and Wales this week as Britons shiver through a deep chill.

Sub-zero temperatures and gale-force winds could combine with the white stuff – especially in the South East of England – to spell travel chaos, power cuts and cut off villages as bone-chilling air from the Arctic hits the UK.

It is feared power lines and mobile networks could be put at risk by the deteriorating weather, which comes after winds gusting at up to 82mph in Devon battered areas yesterday, causing difficult take-off conditions for planes. 

A severe yellow weather warning for snow has been issued in the South East between 9pm tomorrow night and noon on Wednesday, with Met Office experts predicting delays on roads, while rail and air travel may also be hit. 

Snow and ice warnings have also been issued by forecasters for the rest of England and Wales, running from midday tomorrow until 11am on Wednesday, and western Scotland, from 1am until 12pm tomorrow. 

A plane struggles to take off in high winds at Newcastle Airport yesterday as the country faced gusts of 82mph

Another plane struggles to land in high winds at Newcastle Airport yesterday amid the gusty conditions

The snow was perfect for the annual Siberian Husky Club race at Glenmore near Aviemore in Inverness-shire yesterday

A tree which uprooted during high winds blocks a road in Liverpool yesterday as parts of the country faced strong winds

A woman is soaked as huge waves crash over the seafront at Ilfracombe in Devon amid stormy conditions yesterday

Rain moving eastwards across the country is expected to turn to snow as temperatures fall gradually from tonight down to as low as -4C (25F) on Wednesday, with parts of Scotland potentially dropping to -10C (14F).


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Up to 1.2in (3cm) of snow is expected for much of the South East, including London, while places on higher ground could see up to 3.9in (10cm). Winds of up to 60mph are forecast inland – and 70mph on the coast.

Met Office snow and ice warnings for Britain tomorrow

The coldest temperature this morning was -6C (21F) at Loch Glascarnoch in the Scottish Highlands, after a weekend that brought unseasonably mild temperatures on Saturday, including 13.9C (57F) to Cardiff.

The top wind speed recorded yesterday was 82mph – at Berry Head in Devon, followed by Orlock Head in County Down, Northern Ireland, at 71mph.

Sarah Kent, of the Met Office, said: ‘We’ve got cold weather throughout the UK for most of the week. On Tuesday, there will be sub-zero temperatures, with a cold start to the day for southern and central England.

‘Many places further north will see temperatures a little below freezing. By the afternoon, there will be a low-pressure system moving along the English Channel and, wrapped around that, an area of rain.

‘When the rain runs into the cold air, it will fall across most of England as sleet and snow. Snow accumulations could vary but we’re expecting 0.4-1.2in (1-3cm) more widely.’

She added: ‘The gritting vans should be out, but people should be winter-ready to make sure they have all they need in their cars. Snow will gradually clear from the eastern part of England during Wednesday afternoon.

‘There will be largely clear skies, but it will be bitterly cold first thing on Thursday morning for parts of central and southern England.’

 


The Met Office has warned Britain will see cold weather across the country this week, with sub-zero temperatures tomorrow

A blanket of snow is expected to sweep across southern England this week, as shown in these Met Office graphics above  

Yesterday in the Scottish Highlands, a climber had to be rescued after falling in ‘appalling’ conditions near Ben Macdui – Britain’s second highest mountain – in the heart of the wild Cairngorms plateau.

Met Office snow warning

MET OFFICE YELLOW WEATHER WARNING – SNOW

ENGLAND AND WALES

Snow, possibly heavy at times, developing overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday. What to expect:

  • There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel
  • There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off
  • There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

A band of rain pushing east across parts of England is likely to turn to snow during Tuesday evening, with snow continuing into Wednesday. Accumulations of 1-3cm are likely quite widely, with accumulations of 5cm in places. There is a small chance that some areas could see up to 10cm, more especially over the higher ground.

Four teams battled strong winds and poor visibility for more than six hours after the alarm was raised at 2.25pm. Braemar Mountain Rescue said the injured walker was ‘evacuated off the hill to the north side’.

Elsewhere, on Ben Nevis, a hypothermic climber was airlifted to hospital in nearby Fort William, Inverness-shire, at around 10pm on Saturday. The condition of the man, in his 50s, was not known last night.

Other winter sports proved less hazardous, and the snow was perfect for husky racing at Glenmore near Aviemore, Inverness-shire. But the conditions caused chaos on the A9, with gritters working to clear drifts.

Snow gates were closed on the A93 at Spittal of Glenshee, Perthshire; on the same road at Braemar, Aberdeenshire; and on the A939 between Cock Bridge and Tomintoul, Banffshire.

In the Central Belt, there were accidents on the M8, M80 and M77. The weather is also feared to have played a role in the death of a woman, 64, from Midlothian, who died when her Kia car left the road at Glenshee.

The A95 Craigellachie to Keith road was shut and the A1 was lashed by high winds at East Linton, East Lothian. Snow fell on the Western Isles, with a rare ‘snowbow’ over Mull, while ferries were cancelled by CalMac.

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Snow will hit parts of Britain this weekend as 65mph gusts lash west

Blizzards will blast Britain with the risk of more snow this weekend as experts warn of deadly black ice menace after overnight lows drop to -9C

  • Met Office warns Northern Scotland will be covered in fresh layer of snow and ice this weekend
  • Parts of Northern Ireland, Wales and South West England face 65mph winds over next two days 
  • But South East of England will enjoy calmer conditions and relatively mild 10C (50F) temperatures
  • However balmy conditions will not last long into weekend with Sunday night bringing -9C (16F) lows 

Parts of Britain face up to six inches of snow this weekend while other areas could be lashed by 65mph winds as drivers must navigate further risks posed by black ice.

Scotland will be covered in a fresh layer of snow and ice, while Northern Ireland, Wales and South West England will face strong winds over the next two days after the Met Office issued a further series of warnings.

But things are looking better in the South East of England which will enjoy calmer conditions and relatively mild 10C (50F) temperatures tomorrow, following a chilling week that saw parts of the UK fall to -10C (14F) overnight.


Today has seen temperatures rise to 11C (left) – but two weather warnings are in place for tomorrow night (right)


The balmy conditions tomorrow following a warm front from the West will not last long with Sunday night bringing lows of -9C

Cold northerly winds will arrive by Sunday – which will be a marked constrast to the milder conditions today and tomorrow


The Met Office has issued a wind warning (left) and snow warning (right) for tomorrow night in parts of Britain

Today has seen temperatures rise again to 11C (52F) in some areas. But the balmy conditions, the result of a warm front from the West, will not last long into the weekend – with Sunday night bringing lows of -9C (16F).

Yesterday, plunging temperatures turned pavements into sheets of ice in Scotland, causing a spate of breaks and sprains. Some hospital A&E departments were inundated with patients who slipped on icy paving slabs.


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The large number of falls sparked accusations that roads and pavements had not been treated, despite an official ice warning. Many commuters and schoolchildren opted to walk on the road, rather than risk icy footpaths.

Looking further ahead, next Monday will be mostly dry and bright but chilly – with rain for eastern parts in the morning and wintry showers in the West.

A woman goes for a walk on the snowy ground yesterday morning at Tan Hill Inn in North Yorkshire, Britain’s highest pub

Frost covers the grass in the Oxfordshire village of Benson yesterday morning as the cold weather continues across Britain

An isolated house in the County Durham vilage of Bowes is surrounded by a picturesque wintry scene of snow yesterday

A woman walks her dogs on a frosty morning near Bodiam Castle in East Sussex yesterday as the chilly conditions continue

Tuesday will then be cold with blustery wintry showers in western parts, although some central and eastern areas will stay mostly dry with sunny spells. Wednesday will see sunny spells and wintry showers, but less frequent.

Beyond midweek, the Met Office said the unsettled weather looks set to continue, with further bands of rain and hill snow moving east or south-east across the UK, interspersed with brighter showery interludes.

There will still be a chance of snow, mostly in the north, but possibly further south too – with frosts widespread. 

The Met Office added: ‘There is still a chance that even colder conditions may develop during early February with winds swinging round to the east or northeast, bringing an increased possibility of snow.’

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UK weather forecast: SNOW to hit the UK again this weekend as temperatures to plunge

The latest Met Office forecasts show strong winds on Sunday could even bring blizzards to the hills as gales batter the UK.


There will be some respite from the winter chill tomorrow as temperatures climb back into the double-digits, around 11C in many places.

But the reprieve will be short lived as freezing air blows back over the nation towards the end of the week as snow continues to fall.

Met Office meteorologist Becky Mitchell told The Sun Online: "There is a chance we could see some before the end of this week.

"It is turning milder tomorrow so there’s no snow in the forecast for Friday.

"But as colder air begins heading back across the UK, that means there will probably be hill snow in Scotland and on the Pennines where we could see a couple of centimetres.

"On Sunday that snow risk continues over the hills of Scotland and there are some very strong winds so we could see some blizzards over the hills."

The powerful winds will also blow in a deep freeze which will continue after Sunday night, when temperatures will plunge.

Becky added: "From there onwards the cold temperatures will continue into next week where we could see overnight lows of -10C again."

SCHOOLS OUT FOR WINTER

It comes after 94 schools closed in Buckinghamshire yesterday amid chaos on the UK's roads and transport networks due to the freezing weather front.

The North and North West of England are most likely to see more snow this weekend and early into next week.

But analysis of weather charts by Wxcharts.eu show that snow could hound Britain for another fortnight.

Figures for today show that up to 10cm could have fallen in the north-west of Scotland, with up to 5cm possible in large parts of the country.

Graphs show similar forecasts for tomorrow, with most snow falling in north-west Scotland and scatterings of up to 5cm possible in large parts of North England and the South East.

Dramatic photos showed snow blasting Britain last night, from London through to Lancashire and Londonderry.

And by next Friday, graphs indicate that snowfall could rise to a projected 15cm.

On Wednesday the Met Office extended their severe ice warning for most of the UK for a third consecutive day.

Only London, south west England and most of Wales have escaped the warning, as the forecaster warns of ice on untreated roads and longer journey times.
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Met Office issues new ice warning for UK as deep freeze causes chaos

The Met Office has issued a new black ice warning across much of the UK as this week’s deep freeze causes chaos for commuters and airline passengers.

Police have responded to multiple crashes on slippery motorways, and Liverpool Airport was forced to close its runway for about an hour due to wintry weather.

Forecasters have compared the hazardous conditions on roads and pavements to an "ice rink".

The new yellow warning for ice covers most of Scotland and northern, central and eastern regions in England from 6pm on Wednesday evening.

The Met Office said temperatures will drop, freezing surfaces that are wet from daytime showers or where further wintry showers will fall overnight.

Showers will be a ix of rain, sleet and snow, with some accumulations possible, mainly over 200 metres.

Wednesday is expected to be the coldest day of the week – with 8C recorded in parts of Scotland and northern England at 10am – amid a current cold snap that will go on for days.

It will be a little colder overnight, with temperatures around 10C in places.

The Met Office warned: "Another cold night with a risk of ice, either where surfaces remain wet from daytime showers, or where further wintry showers fall onto frozen surfaces during the night and on Thursday morning.

"Showers will be a mix of rain, sleet and snow, with some slight accumulations possible, mainly above 200 metres."

The warning is due to expire at 11am on Thursday.

Snow and ice were causing problems for commuters and airline passengers on Wednesday as surfaces remained slick following Tuesday’s rain and wintry showers.

Liverpool Airport closed its runway for about an hour on Wednesday morning, causing delays.

The airport tweeted: "Due to adverse weather conditions, the runway will be closed until approx 10.30am.

"Please contact your Airline for the latest information regarding your flight."

Eurostar cancelled at least two services due to "adverse" weather conditions in France and Belgium.

BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood wrote on Twitter that it was like an "ice rink" during her morning commute into central London, where temperatures were about -1C.

In Wales, Dyfed-Powys Police warned: "Please take care whilst driving this morning – we are receiving several reports of road traffic collisions due to icy road conditions."

A 10-car crash was reported in Swansea.

Late Tuesday night, North Yorkshire Police warned: "It’s incredibly bad driving conditions out in #York and surrounding areas. I hope you’re all tucked up in bed, but if not, please take care.

"Make sure windscreens are clear and take extra blankets and hot drinks for long journeys."

Many places are expected to be sunny on Wednesday, particularly through the central spine of the UK, although some western and eastern coasts will see further wintry showers.

Some coastal showers will continue overnight into Thursday morning, but many central and eastern areas will be clear, cold and frosty.

Western areas will turn cloudier with patchy rain, sleet and hill snow.

Earlier, the Met Office had issued a yellow warning for ice for much of the country. That warning expired on Wednesday morning.

A spokeswoman said: The spokeswoman added: "[Wednesday] will be one of the coldest days of the week, but with a lot of sunshine to compensate.

"Those concerned about the yellow warnings should allow extra time for journeys and take extra care on untreated roads and pavements.

"It’s patches of ice left over from snow showers that people should look out for."

Halfords has issued road safety advice, telling motorists to break up snow and ice around their car’s wheels, use a low gear if stuck in snow, use car mats or even a coat to get some traction if wheels start to spin.

Drivers should travel with an emergency kit including extra warm clothes, high energy foods such as chocolate or nuts, a hot drink in a flask, water, a plastic fuel can, snow socks, a heavy duty tow rope, a shovel, screen wash and a mobile phone powerbank.

Hannah Coupland, Halfords’ winter consumables expert, says: “We are advising motorists to be prepared by keeping things like warm clothes, drinks, screenwash and a mobile phone handy in case you do get stuck. Using products like de-icer and frost guards can also help make those frosty mornings easier.”

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