Snow warnings across UK as temperatures fall to -5C.
A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for most of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and northern and western parts of England on Friday and Saturday. A further 2 to 5cm of snow could fall, with up to 20cm expected in some areas. There is a risk of ice overnight, meaning there could be delays on roads.
Some might find their rail or plane journeys delayed or cancelled. Some local councils in the affected areas have said they are prepared for the weather forecast, with gritter forces on standby.
The snow comes after Storm Caroline left Arctic air flow in its wake. 10cm of snow On Friday, the heaviest snowfall was seen in Lough Fea in Derry, where residents woke up to 10cm of snow. Around 7cm fell in Inverness and 4cm in parts of Yorkshire and Staffordshire. Oli Claydon, a spokesperson for the Met Office, said while it would be drier and brighter on Saturday, it would still feel bitterly cold. Temperatures are expected to be around 2C or 3C.
A weather front on Sunday will bring rain in the early hours to the south west of England and south Wales and snow to areas north of the M4 corridor. There is an amber weather warning for Wales, the Midlands and parts of Northern England on Sunday. “Road, rail and air travel delays are likely, as well as stranding of vehicles and public transport cancellations.
There is a good chance that some rural communities could become cut off,” said the Met Office. Mr Claydon said some areas could see 10cm of snow, with between 15 and 20cm expected on higher ground.