Snow and ice warning in Andover

Cheryl Sanders
March 18, 2018

More snow fell across parts of Britain overnight, with bitter easterly winds also causing temperatures to drop.

Although sunshime was promised, London has been pelted by snow showers throughout the day.

A yellow weather warning will remain in place all day.

The Met Office has weather warnings in place for more snow and ice, with some areas south of the border likely to see up to 25cm of snow on Sunday. Temperatures barely above freezing, and in the wind it will feel like it's well below freezing.

Snow continued to fall overnight in the capital, with Londoners waking up to a blanket of white snow on Sunday morning.

A yellow warning covers most of Scotland with people told to take care on roads, pavements and cycle paths as ice is expected to form. Fresh falls of snow will be on and off across the north-east of England and Wales.

Met Office meteorologist Mark Wilson said: "It's going to be a very, very cold start, with a widespread frost and ice around as well".

"Snow showers will become increasingly likely across eastern, central and southern England on Saturday and then there is the potential for some significant snowfall in places by Sunday, particularly in the South of England".

The Met Office warned of travel disruption as severely icy road conditions struck again and more than 140 flights to and from Heathrow were cancelled.

Drivers have also been urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys this weekend, with Highways England advising motorists to avoid trans-Pennine roads "if possible".

Across the United Kingdom, warnings are in place and Brits have been warned to avoid unnecessary travel.

The cold weather should only last a few days though - by Tuesday, temperatures will be getting back to average for the time of year.

Wintery scenes in Glasgow as the cold snap dubbed the "mini beast from the east" hits.

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