US News Travel warning as parts of UK set for heavy snow

04:10  17 january  2018
04:10  17 january  2018 Source:   Sky News

Snow traps 13,000 tourists at Swiss Alpine resort Zermatt

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Parts of the UK could see up to 25cm (9.8in) of snow on Tuesday night, the Met Office has said. Gritters have already been out in force across Scotland on Tuesday, with schools closed and major disruption on the roads after subzero temperatures and heavy snowfall on Monday night.

SNOW has blanketed huge swathes of the UK today, with the Met Office issuing an amber snow warning for parts of England and Wales on Sunday. UK weather: Stubborn heavy fog smothers roads and airports causing travel chaos. US weather: Is there another snow storm coming?

A car navigates a snowy road in Longdon Beck as the area in the North Pennines was blanketed by snow overnight © PA A car navigates a snowy road in Longdon Beck as the area in the North Pennines was blanketed by snow overnight Parts of the UK could see up to 25cm (9.8in) of snow on Tuesday night, the Met Office has said.

Amber warnings for snow and ice have been issued for southern Scotland and Northern Ireland, with forecasts of between 15cm (5.9in) and 25cm (9.8in) of snow on higher ground and up to 10cm (3.9in) at lower levels.

The warnings also cover Central Scotland, Tayside, Fife, Lothian and Borders and Stathclyde, and are valid from 3pm on Tuesday until 8am on Wednesday.

Dolly the Tibetan Terrier at the Braco Castle Lodge park in Perthshire © PA Dolly the Tibetan Terrier at the Braco Castle Lodge park in Perthshire Much of Scotland and Northern Ireland will still be covered by less severe yellow snow warnings until 6pm on Wednesday, and the white stuff could also yet make an appearance as far south as Wales and the Midlands, with between 2cm (0.8in) and 6cm (2.4in) possible in the hills.

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04:22, UK , Saturday 30 December 2017. Image: More heavy snow is expected to hit the UK . An ice warning remains in place across parts of the UK after snow fell, causing travel delays and treacherous conditions.

"The forecast for today is it's likely to become a bit more wintry, so we could be seeing snow for many areas, with northern and western areas seeing frequent showers," Met Office forecaster Luke Miall said on Tuesday.

"It will stay cold, we will continue to feel that wind from the northwest, quite gusty, so feeling bitterly cold outside today."

A snow plough clears the road close to Greenloaning in Perthshire © PA A snow plough clears the road close to Greenloaning in Perthshire Gritters have already been out in force across Scotland on Tuesday, with schools closed and major disruption on the roads after subzero temperatures and heavy snowfall on Monday night.

Motorists have endured minor collisions on the roads in the Highlands and Strathclyde, with sleet and snow causing major disruption on the M9, M80, A720, M77, A7, M73 and A9 at Dalwhinnie - which was closed for two hours due to a jack-knifed lorry.

'Winter storm' gets ready to hit as Met Eireann predicts sleet and snow

  'Winter storm' gets ready to hit as Met Eireann predicts sleet and snow Conditions will worsen as the winter storm moves across the country .The forecaster added: "Cold and windy for much of Wednesday with further showers."Temperatures rising during the evening as heavy rain and strong winds develop overnight with the passage of a winter storm across Ireland."Thursday and Friday will again be the same with very wintry weather.

• Heavy snow set to return in parts as the Met Office extends its bad weather warning • Weather warnings for snow and ice remain in place for much of the UK

UK braced for EIGHT INCHES of heavy snow as -12C blast sparks Met Office AMBER warning . Temperatures were as cold as -10c in Scotland this morning with travel chaos expected across the UK . Met Office chief forecaster Dan Suri said: “A spell of heavy snow is likely over parts of Wales

It comes as breakdown cover provider Green Flag warns there could be more than 120,000 breakdowns on Britain's roads this week due to the treacherous wintry conditions.

Green Flag's Simon Henrick said: "After a variable and relatively mild winter period, the changing weather conditions may take some drivers by surprise this week, so it's important that drivers do all they can to stay safe in the more challenging conditions.

"By thoroughly checking their cars before leaving home, approaching the roads with caution and keeping plenty of distance between cars drivers will decrease the risk of encountering a problem while on the roads this week."

Winter Driving Tips:

:: Check your speed and use gentle driver inputs
:: Give more warning than usual to other drivers
:: Keep plenty of distance between cars
:: Be extra wary of black ice, as it's easy to miss
:: Approach corners at a steady speed, in as low a gear as possible
:: Be familiar with your car's ventilation system to prevent steaming up

Schools and nurseries have also been affected by the snow, with more than 50 closed in the Highlands allowing more than 3,000 children to enjoy a snow day. There have been further closures in South Lanarkshire and Dumfries and Galloway.

Snow has also already fallen in parts of northern England and Northern Ireland, with 1cm (0.4in) reported in Lough Fea.

Despite a lack of snow, it has been bitterly cold and windy in southern parts of the UK, with ice expected and temperatures unlikely to go above -1C in London on Tuesday night.

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