Freezing weather continues with more snow

Heavy snow affecting roads and pavements

1 December 2010

Snow and icy conditions have continued to cause widespread disruption across many parts of the UK as temperatures fell as low as -21.1 °C at Altnaharra in Scotland last night. The Met Office is warning of further snow and widespread ice.

Met Office severe weather warnings are in force across Scotland, eastern England, East Anglia and the South East, where further snow is likely through Wednesday and into Thursday.

These further falls may give another 5 to 15 cm and locally up to 20 cm of lying snow in some parts of eastern England and parts of the South East. Strong winds will make it feel bitterly cold and may lead to drifting snow.

Fresh Snow, overnight Wednesday 1 and all of Thursday 2 December 2010

The latest weather forecasts and warnings

Met Office Chief Forecaster, Eddy Carroll, said: "Some parts of the UK have seen exceptional snowfall, with eastern regions seeing 30 to 40 cm, and locally up to 100 cm of lying snow. Further snow is expected in many eastern parts of the UK and the public are advised to stay up to date with the forecast to make sure they have the latest information".

Forecasts are available from the Met Office website, including 'feels like' wind chill temperatures via the map-based forecast section of our site. 'Feels like' temperatures are also provided on the downloadable weather widget that can be embedded on other websites to provide the latest weather forecast to web visitors.

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Contact information

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Last updated: 11 February 2013