BBC Weather: Snow cripples north of UK as TWO weather fronts clash causing bitter winds | Weather | News


Parts of the country have already woken up to a white blanket on their streets this morning and showers will continue to hit northern parts of the UK. BBC forecaster Chris Fawkes warned blustery showers will also continue to batter the rest of the UK, with Wales getting the worst of the rain. He said: “We have seen a bit of snow working in overnight, particularly across the high ground of the north of the UK.

“But we have also seen some snow pushed down towards sea levels across north-east England.

“It does mean that for some of us it has been an icy start of the day but it is a day of sunshine and blustery showers.

“The satellite pictures show the extent of the shower clouds moving across the UK, with the next batch of clouds just waiting to move in.

“Showers more frequent across Wales and southern coastal towns of England.

“Although they’ll merge together to give some lengthy spells of rain to Scotland central belts – maybe still with a bit of wintriness up over the hills as well.”

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Snow blizzards have hit some parts of the country with heavy showers and blustery gales forecast for other areas. Derbyshire is one of the areas that has been hit by the worst of the snowfall. 

Leicestershire saw one motorist stranded in their car due to floodwater following torrential downpours. 

The has warned that more heavy rain, blustery gales and some sunshine has been forecast for the rest of the weekend in most parts of the country. 

The Environment Agency has issued 10 flood warnings and 113 flood alerts for some areas. 

More snow could be falling as temperatures continue to drop over a “blustery weekend”, according to Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst.

East Yorkshire has seen plummeting temperatures lead to pockets of ice and snow become hazardous for drivers on the road. 

Highways England has warned drivers to take extra care when driving over the weekend. 

So far, there have been four weather warnings put in place by the Met Office. 

A yellow ice warning has been put in place for northern Wales near Bangor and St Asaph. 

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