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World Severe weather warnings as snow hits UK

14:52  24 january  2021
14:52  24 january  2021 Source:   bbc.com

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Severe weather warnings for snow are in place across much of the UK with fears of travel disruption. Snow has been falling across many areas, with four vaccination centres closed in Wales due to safety concerns. The Met Office has yellow weather warnings for snow for all of Wales other than Anglesey

Hikers enjoy the snow on Pen y Fan amid wintry weather in Wales. Snow falls in Llanveynoe, Herefordshire this morning. It comes as the Met Office issues a series of warnings for heavy rain and ice across swatches of the country today. Worst-affected for downpours will be eastern Scotland

Severe weather warnings for snow are in place across much of the UK with fears of travel disruption.

a group of people riding on the back of a house covered in snow © PA Media

Snow has been falling across many areas, with four vaccination centres closed in Wales due to safety concerns.

The Met Office has yellow weather warnings for snow for all of Wales other than Anglesey, much of the Midlands and southern England, most of Northern Ireland and western and northern areas of Scotland.

Road users are advised to take care.

Those using the roads for essential journeys are also urged to allow plenty of extra time for their travel and pedestrians and cyclists are also advised to be cautious.

In Wales, appointments at the Bridgend, Rhondda, Abercynon and Merthyr Tydfil vaccination centres for Sunday will be rescheduled for safety reasons, the Cwm Taf Morgannwg health board said.

Up to 3cm of snow is forecast to fall in most areas of Wales, with 10 to 15cm expected in the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia.

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