UK weather forecast: SNOW, ICE and 65mph winds spark travel chaos fears – warnings issued

UK weather forecast: SNOW, ICE and 65mph winds spark travel chaos fears – warnings issued

Yellow weather warnings are in force for snow, ice and wind in large parts of the country. Snow and ice warnings covering large areas of eastern Scotland and Northern Ireland mean injuries from slips and falls could occur. They also warn of delays on the roads and railways.

Meanwhile snow warnings covering parts of northern and central England also mean travel disruption on the roads and railways could be a problem.

Wind warnings covering the south of England caution “delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely” with “some bus and train services affected” and “some journeys taking longer”.

They also warn of “some short term loss of power”.

Commenting on the conditions, Met Office meteorologist Ellie Creed said: “Another windy day on Sunday.

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“Widespread frosty start for many of us and there is further unsettled weather to come through the day.”

The threat of disruptive frost, snow and ice in the east of Scotland and north of England has triggered weather warnings, Ms Creed explained.

She said: “A band of rain, sleet and snow just about making its way into northern England and western Scotland.

“Further south and we begin to run into cloudier skies and the remnants of yesterday’s weather system so rain, sleet and hill snow likely for some here.”

The weather expert cautioned of yellow weather warnings for wind, snow and ice.

Ms Creed said: “Do take care if you are out and about first thing.”

Most of the “wintriness” will “be confined to the hills” but Britons could see some of the white stuff falling at lower levels, according to Ms Creed.

She said: “In behind it we then start to see the return of sunshine particularly for parts of southern England.

“But blustery showers in tow, too, they could well be wintry as well especially over the hills in the north.

“It is going to be pretty windy though so despite temperatures peaking in double figures it is going to not feel that warm.

“We are talking gusts of 40-45mph inland in the south in around the south west coast we could see gusts of up to 65mph.

“Elsewhere still a pretty blustery day.”

Published at Sun, 10 Mar 2019 04:05:00 +0000