However colder conditions are expected to extend westwards across England during the weekend bringing a significant, and prolonged period of wintry weather. There is a small chance that long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel could occur. The Met Office urged people in the affected area to take immediate action to keep themselves safe as Britain faces strong gales, blizzards and rare freezing rain. Torrential rain is expected to batter the area for most of the day, only relenting at around 6pm this evening when the weather warning will be withdrawn. Meanwhile, thousands of children enjoyed a second snow day, with hundreds of schools forced to close their doors, including more than 125 schools in North Yorkshire, more than 330 across Kent and all schools and colleges in the Republic of Ireland. A yellow weather warning is currently in place for both wind and rain What is a yellow weather warning? Map of ice alert on Monday 3 December 2019 Source: Met Office forecast a north-south split throughout Monday. The from 9am on Saturday to 9am on Sunday.
Meanwhile, heavy snow and blizzards could result in travel delays and strandings on affected roads. There is the potential for travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Meanwhile snow ploughs are working to clear a miles-long tailback on the M62 between Rochdale and Huddersfield. Try viewing this in a modern browser like Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer 9 or later. Here are the latest alerts. While another amber warning for the south-west is in effect from 2pm on Thursday until 8am tomorrow, with yellow warnings covering the rest of the uK until 11.
These have the potential to align into bands, bringing some significant accumulations. Inches of snow fell on the Peak District in Derbyshire, this week. Forecasters have issued a rare red weather alert, warning that extreme snow and wind which could pose a risk to lives is heading to parts of Wales and south-west England. Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected. Watch: What do weather warnings mean? Temperatures dipped as low as minus 10. Only the South East of England is not covered by either a yellow or amber warning, although forecasters say the area will still see some heavy rain. The fresh warning comes after Scotland's red alert ended at 10am.
Snow is expected to be heavy in the North on Saturday, but should turn brighter, showery and less cold on Sunday. Around 1,000 vehicles were at a standstill, tailing back eight miles in both directions, Police Scotland said. Affected areas suffering from heavy snow were Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow and Meath. Compared to an , yellow means there a likelihood of bad weather affecting the public. Snow fell in parts of Kent, Exmoor in Devon and also across the Pennines in the North, while strong winds buffeted the coast. .
The has issued a red alert for and ice - which stretches from north of Cardiff to south of Exeter - which is in place from 3pm on Thursday to 2am on Friday. Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected. The Welsh Office has warned people in Cardiff, parts of Glamorgan, the Valleys, Newport and Monmouthshire, where the red weather warning applies, to heed the advice of the Met Office. Snow and blizzards will be lashing at the country this weekend, raising the possibility of a white Christmas An active low-pressure system will move in from the Atlantic on Friday night and will push across the country, bringing strong winds and heavy rain. Snow is also expected to settle at lower levels in Scotland and parts of northern England, with the risk of freezing rain and ice on Saturday night. Clear skies mean the temperature plummeted in the north over the weekend, and the warning remains in effect until 10am. Icy roads and poor visibility led to several crashes, with two collisions reported on the A34 in Hampshire on the south and northbound carriageways, closing both routes, South Central Ambulance service said.
Ladbrokes spokesman Alex Apati said: 'The Beast from the East is back and it looks like this winter could set new records. The new weather warning for Wednesday And a weather warning for wind and snow for Thursday has also been issued. Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash Up to 40cm snow in the hills On higher ground there could be between 10cm and 20cm of snow, with 40cm falling on the highest peaks in. Map of weather warnings for Saturday 15 December Source: The Met Office Temperatures on Friday night will get as low as -3 degrees across much of the country and in the daytime they are not expected to rise much above 2 degrees, the forecaster predicted. Follow Hull Live on Facebook - Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Winds of between 40mph and 50mph were beginning to be be recorded in the region early on Saturday morning.
A spokesman for the Met Office said: 'Bands of heavy, at times thundery, showers are expected to affect parts of southwest England from Friday morning until later on Saturday. Snow amounts over upland areas have also been increased. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice and snow for large parts of Scotland and the north right the way through to Sunday. Even without the wind chill some locations will struggle to get above 0 °C by day, with night-time temperatures ranging down to -8 °C quite widely. The most likely impacted areas will be the southeast-facing coasts and the moors of Devon and Cornwall. Major airports including Manchester, London Gatwick and Heathrow told passengers that cancellations loomed, while Glasgow Airport announced it was closed until 3pm Rail services have also been mired by delays with Paddington Station announcing it will be closed from 8am due to severe weather conditions, halting Heathrow Express services.
Follow us on Twitter - For breaking news and the latest stories, Follow us on Instagram - On the Hull Live Instagram page we share gorgeous pictures of our stunning city - and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! Weather experts will give a yellow alert when there is a possibility that members of the public will have to be prepared to change travel plans in order to keep themselves safe. The patches of purple indicate the snow levels that are set to sweep over from the Atlantic The Met Office has issued two yellow weather warnings covering a huge stretch of Scotland and the north. Humberside Fire and Rescue tweeted to make sure people were aware of the weather warnings ahead of journeys on Saturday. The snow will be accompanied by very strong easterly winds leading to severe drifting. Where have red, amber and yellow weather alerts been issued? An amber warning covering south-west Scotland forecasts up to 10cm of snow and blizzard conditions between 3pm on Saturday and 2am on Sunday morning. A warning covers much of Central Scotland, from the Lothian Borders to the Grampians and Highlands.
Please take care and follow metoffice for updates. The A52 was closed between Boston and Skegness all night, with not even a snowplough able to get through, the fire service said. This potentially means cancelling plans, having to deal with travel delays, road and rail closures, interruption to power and the potential risk to life and property. A yellow for ice and snow covers large parts of Scotland and northern England, while another for gales and torrential downpours has been issued for southwestern England, South Wales and Northern Ireland on Saturday. Below freezing temperatures have been recorded in south east England with South Newington in Oxfordshire dipping to -6.
Eleanor Bell, principal meteorologist for the Weather Company, told : 'We expect this winter to be different to the last seven milder winters we have had, with an increased risk for colder intrusions across the northern half of Europe and below normal temperatures through January and February. This is due to the fact that it can form very quickly, it can be difficult to see and is incredibly slippery. Before the latter happens, the Met Office will issue a weather warning - normally five days ahead - giving the public time to make alternate travel plans to help minimise disruption. Some areas could see up to 8 inches of the white stuff as blizzards may batter Scotland from Saturday, while northern parts of England are also being told to prepare for the cold. There is a slight chance that roads may become blocked by deep snow, with stranded vehicles and passengers. Met Eireann, the Irish service, named an area of westwards-moving low pressure Storm Deirdre on Friday night. A yellow warning of heavy rain and strong winds up to 70mph is in place for Northern Ireland, south-west England and South Wales until 6pm.