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UK News Up to 10cm of snow for parts of England as Met Office issues amber warning

04:10  16 january  2021
04:10  16 january  2021 Source:   msn.com

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  Londoners wake to snow as 'Beast from the East' sweeps UK Snow has fallen in parts of Kent and South East London this morning as the Met Office issued a travel warning for ice in stretching along the North East coast of Britain throughout today.There was a light dusting on the M25 at Orpington and on the M26 in Sevenoaks this morning, with more wintry showers predicted for the South East and London later tonight.

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for snow and ice across the UK until 8pm tomorrowCredit: Met Up to 30 cm of snow was expected to fall on Wednesday evening through to Thursday in Scotland The Met Office issued an amber snow warning for these areas yesterday

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning as large parts of Britain brace themselves for snow . Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images. Up to 5- 10 cm of snow could blanket much of Scotland and Northern Ireland, with more than 15cm possible over higher ground, as temperatures fall below

Parts of eastern England could see up to 10cm of snow on Saturday as forecasters warned of the potential for “significant disruption”.

a herd of sheep walking across a snow covered field: A farmer tends to sheep in a snow-covered field near Auchterarder, Perthshire (Andrew Milligan/PA) © Andrew Milligan A farmer tends to sheep in a snow-covered field near Auchterarder, Perthshire (Andrew Milligan/PA)

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for snow across East Anglia, which is in place from 5am, while large parts of the UK, including Scotland, northern England, the East Midlands and the South East, are covered by yellow warnings.

Temperatures overnight on Friday are expected to get as low as minus 6C in Yorkshire and minus 3C in East Anglia, but will hover around freezing during the day in areas where snow settled, the Met Office said.

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The Met Office is predicting up to 10 cm of snow in places with the potential of widespread travel The Met Office added that snowfall through the week will cause disruption and forecasters warned Two amber warnings are also in effect for parts of the East Midlands, North of England , Yorkshire

Met Office Amber warnings to "be prepared" for snow remain in place in north-east and east England , Yorkshire and Humber, and the East Midlands. It follows a light dusting in some parts of England and Wales overnight. Danny Savage reports from North Yorkshire.

Places such as Newcastle and Norwich may drop to minus 1C overnight, with fog patches in some places.

Luke Miall, meteorologist at the Met Office, said patches of snow could even reach down into parts of Greater London.

“The east of England is the area where we can see the highest impact from the snowfall,” he said.

“In terms of the amount of snowfall, we’re likely to see in the region of one to three centimetres quite widely within that area but potentially as much as five to 10 centimetres in some places.

“That’s a fairly decent amount of snow and enough to cause some fairly significant disruption.”

Icebox Britain braces for Beast from East II: Britons wake to snow

  Icebox Britain braces for Beast from East II: Britons wake to snow In the early hours the Met Office revised its forecast and spared only the South East and parts of western Scotland from the yellow weather warnings. Temperatures will struggle to climb beyond 5C and north of the border will plunge to as low as -6C this morning as forecasters urged to 'wrap up warm and take care if you have to step outside'.Fog patches are also expected for parts of the South, while outbreaks of sleet and snow have been forecast for the Midlands and parts of the North.

Widespread snow of up to 15cm deep is forecast to fall overnight across much of the country, with flurries already hitting Scotland, northern England and The Met Office has placed parts of Scotland, Wales and north-west England on amber alert today their second highest severe weather warning .

10.10am: Met Office warns of 'disruptive snow ' tomorrow. Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin The Met Office tweeted: "Many parts of the UK have woken up to a covering of # snow but most of us The Met Office has issued an amber warning for snow for large parts of England and Wales

The Met Office amber warning, which covers large areas of Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, will be in place until 2pm on Saturday.

a car covered in snow: A motorist driving near Auchterarder, Perthshire (Andrew Milligan/PA) © Provided by PA Media A motorist driving near Auchterarder, Perthshire (Andrew Milligan/PA)

It states that “a band of rain and heavy snow may lead to travel disruption”.


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Mr Miall said the heavy snowfall would begin to ease later on Saturday, creating the risk of slippery conditions and icy roads and pavements, and urged people to check weather updates.

“It’s hard to get the exact messaging correct because the advice from the Government is to stay at home to protect ourselves from the virus but obviously people are still able to go out for essentials,” he said.

“A snow event could cause significant disruption to even those essential trips that people need to make, so we are advising the public to stay up to date with the latest information on the warnings as the weather develops.”

Weather warnings in place as parts of UK set to be hit with heavy snowfall

  Weather warnings in place as parts of UK set to be hit with heavy snowfall Up to 30cm of snow could fall on Wednesday evening and Thursday in Scotland, while northern England could see around 20cm. The Met Office has issued an amber snow warning for these areas, with forecasters warning that some roads may be affected by deep snow, leaving vehicles stranded, while there is a “good chance” that some rural communities could become cut off.The warning started at 3pm on Wednesday and will last until 10am the following day – stretching from the Borders to the Highlands.

Met Office weather warning issued as 600-MILE wall of heavy snow to hit Britain in HOURS A yellow snow warning has also been issued on Saturday for London and parts of the South East "East Anglia and parts of Kent and Sussex look most at risk of seeing snow for longest. 1-3 cm of

The Met Office issued an amber snow warning for these areas yesterday, with forecasters warning that some roads may be badly affected. Up to 4 inches of snow is expected to fall in areas such as Inverness, the Met Office warned Credit: Northpix. UK weather forecast for Thursday 14 January

But temperatures are expected to rise on Saturday afternoon to around 2C in the east.

South-west England will be the mildest region, which could see highs of 10C or 11C.

a bridge over a body of water: The River Roding after it burst its banks in Abridge, Essex (Stefan Rousseau/PA) © Provided by PA Media The River Roding after it burst its banks in Abridge, Essex (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Mr Miall added that despite the “impactful” weather at the weekend, conditions will become wetter going into Monday and Tuesday before another cold spell later in the week.

The snow warnings follow bad weather on Friday which caused disruption to further rollout of Covid vaccinations, with Leeds University delaying the opening of its asymptomatic Covid-19 test centre.

Over-80s who were due to receive their Covid-19 vaccine at Newcastle’s Centre for Life were told they could rebook rather than risk making a trip in the icy conditions.

Northumbria Police said 17 vehicles were involved in a succession of crashes on a stretch of the Coast Road in North Tyneside.

Emergency services were called to four separate incidents within a matter of hours on Friday morning.

Freezing fog patches and plummeting temperatures also led to a loss of gas supply to approximately 700 homes in the Hebden Bridge area.

In Bottesford, Leicestershire, cars made their way through a flooded road and the River Roding in Essex burst its banks.

A large swathe of England was covered by 27 flood warnings on Friday afternoon.

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The icy weather is not over yet, with Britain warned to expect sub-zero temperatures and treacherous conditions in the early days of this week. © Associated Press A woman builds a snowman during heavy snowfall in London. Pic: AP It comes after a Sunday during which much of the country was covered in snow, bringing some relief for Britons bored with the stay-at-home rules of the coronavirus pandemic.

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