Published: Fri, March 16, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Met Office issues yellow weather warning for snow

Met Office issues yellow weather warning for snow

The warning added: "Not all places will see snow showers, but where they do form locally 1-3 cm of snow is possible in places".

On Sunday, temperatures will hover a couple of degrees above freezing and the mercury could feel as low as -8C in the south and -1C in the north, with the windchill.

Prolonged snow showers are expected on Saturday afternoon and evening with continued wintry downpours on Sunday, which could lead to accumulated snow and ice on untreated surfaces.

There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel warn the Met Office.

There may be power cuts and while some services, including mobile phones, may be affected.

The fresh batch of snow follows the torrential snow and icy temperatures of two weeks ago, and last week's surprise snowfall which caused chaos on the roads.

"On Sunday we get that snow spreading more widely particularly further west and into the south of England - Devon, Kent, the Midlands and parts of Wales".

The weekend will see temperatures plummet for most of the United Kingdom as gales whip in and snow showers fall on the east and southeast.

A band of rain moving across the country tomrrow will turn to snow as the day progresses, especially over high ground.

This means there could be problems on the roads and trains as a result.

Parts of the county have been issued with extreme weather warnings as yet another cold front heads across the United Kingdom this weekend.

Fortunately it seems the latest blast of rotten weather will be short-lived, as next week temperatures should start rising again.

However, the Pennines should protect us from the worst.

"It's also important to remember that your home insurance policy isn't a maintenance policy".

If you were planning on getting outdoors this weekend, make sure you have your thermals at the ready!

Do call your energy supplier if you are struggling to pay your bills or you are anxious about running into debt.

Help others by passing on advice to vulnerable friends and family members.

Brace yourselves - it looks like it's going to be a cold one.

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