Met Office issues amber warning for heavy snow in Huddersfield tomorrow

Dec 31, 2017, 00:58
Met Office issues amber warning for heavy snow in Huddersfield tomorrow

The Met office said: "A band of rain, heavy at times, is expected to move eastwards over the United Kingdom on Friday".

Snow may accumulate over the higher ground of North Highland.

In its warning about the severity of the weather, the Met Office stated that the bad weather could lead to cancellation of rail and air travels, leaving many travellers stranded while power cuts may also occur.

"Some delays to air travel are also possible".

The warning from the Met Office covers the whole of Wales and will be in effect from 4pm today until 11am tomorrow morning.

Arctic air hovering across the United Kingdom saw temperatures fall below minus 13C (8.6F) overnight in parts of Scotland.

Eight year old Kuba Wolanin from Saggart takes a winter walk with his dog Toby at Kippure Co Wicklow
Eight year old Kuba Wolanin from Saggart takes a winter walk with his dog Toby at Kippure Co Wicklow

A number of roads proved hard this morning with black ice, resulting in warnings from police and a number of accidents.

Issuing an amber warning the Met Office said: "A spell of heavy snow is likely over parts of northern England on Friday morning".

Icy roads and pavements in Priorslee, Telford.

Airports, including Birmingham Airport and Luton Airport, have advised their passengers to check the status of their flights before travelling.

On Wednesday snowfall caused widespread disruption, with a lorry crash on the M1 resulting in the closure of the southbound carriageway, a jackknifed HGV on the M5 in Gloucestershire, and severe conditions on the A14 near Kettering.

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