Published: Fri, February 01, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Weather Warning For Ice And Snow Remains In Place

Weather Warning For Ice And Snow Remains In Place

Heavy snow is set to fall across Dartmoor, Exmoor, the M5, A30, A38, Mid Devon and parts of North Devon and South Devon, with up to 10cms expected to fall in two to three hour bursts.

The Met Office had issued an amber weather warning for snow between 2pm and 9pm on Thursday.

Meanwhile, temperatures have fallen to the lowest level this winter, with Braemar, Aberdeenshire, dropping to -14.4C (6F) this morning.

Temperatures in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, plunged to minus 14.5C (5.9F) on Thursday evening, which is the lowest temperature recorded anywhere in the United Kingdom since 2012, according to the Met Office.

In other parts of southern England, there could be 1-7cm (up to 3in) of snow. England and Wales should not be quite as cold.

"When the mercury plummets, even the lightest dusting of snow or rain can freeze and insulate the electric rail", a spokeswoman said.

Its website stated the warning covers London and South East England, the South West and Wales.

Magilligan, County Londonderry, falling to -8.5C (16.7F).

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Commuters in many parts of the country were warned to leave work early on Thursday to ensure they got home.

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Central England and Wales could bear the brunt of the snow on Thursday afternoon and into the evening as wet weather coming through the south-west England turns wintry, with some places seeing up to 4in of snow.

'The highest snowfall accumulations are likely to be in areas above 150 metres or so'.

Some parts of the United Kingdom are also covered by Yellow warnings from the Met Office for Snow and Ice.

'Snow amounts will vary within the warning areas, with some places seeing very little'.

Much of Scotland and the north east of England will see snow showers continuing into Friday.

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