United Kingdom snow: Amber warning predicts snow across UK


However, their weather charts show snow is expected in Wales, the West Midlands, and Northern Ireland from around 6am.

"It will also be bitterly cold, with highs of 2C or 3C outside those snow showers". Across much of Wales, the Midlands and to the East of the Pennines there'll be a few wintry showers and where skies break there'll be a frost, leading to widespread ice on any untreated surfaces.

Scotland's transport minister, Humza Yousaf, said: "With stormy weather expected across the north of Scotland we would urge people to check with their operators before they travel, especially if they are planning a ferry journey".

More snow is expected to hit the United Kingdom on Sunday as an amber weather warning rolls across the country.

Many parts of the United Kingdom woke up to snow this morning and more snowfall has been forecast for Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, parts of northern England and the Midlands.

The Met Office warned of possible travel delays on roads and possible delays and cancellations to rail and air travel.

The snow is likely to continue to fall throughout the day and night as travel is disrupted and rural areas are cut off.

Winds are forecast to strengthen across parts of Britain on Wednesday ahead of the arrival of Storm Caroline.

"However, there is also a yellow wind warning in force for the rest of Scotland and the north of Northern Ireland for Thursday, as gusts up to 60-70mph are expected quite widely there".

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About 8cm of snow fell in Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands today.

Arriva Trains Wales and Scotrail also issued warnings.

Social media users as far south as Birmingham posted videos of blizzards, with the potential for a smattering across the far South West, the whole of Wales and parts of Oxfordshire by dusk on Saturday.

However, the snowy Sunday for many means getting the sleighs out and building snowmen for a fun-filled snow day.

Forecasters have warned of up to 20cm of snow for some areas, mainly in northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, north Wales and the northwest Midlands.

"The heaviest and most frequent snow showers will progressively become confined to northeast Scotland during Saturday".

Gales should significantly lessen as the storm heads further south, but Liverpool could still face winds of up to 46mph and Londoners can look forward to 35mph gusts, the Met Office has said.

'At the moment we have a yellow weather warning in place, but it could be upgraded to amber'.