Drivers had been warned to keep away from heading out until it’s vital right this moment after three inches of snow precipitated chaos on Britain’s roads and compelled motorists to desert their automobiles.
Components of the north akin to Wigan, Liverpool and Manchester had been hit by downpours in a single day, together with Stoke-on-Trent and different areas of the Midlands. Areas of the south together with Oxfordshire and components of Hampshire had been additionally hit.
So heavy was the snowfall in Gloucestershire, it prompted the native police to warn members of the general public to take care and to ‘solely exit whether it is important to take action’.
The power had numerous stories of snow across the county inflicting disruption. Staffordshire Police additionally warned of ‘severe disruption’, with a number of roads within the space impassable.
In the meantime, roads had been closed in components of Lancashire, Shropshire and in Wales this morning. Close to Stoke-on-Trent, the A500 has been closed at its junction with the A34. There are additionally stories of automobiles being deserted on the A53 at Etruria and in Hanley, in keeping with the BBC.
Londoners have thus far prevented the snow, however awoke to temperatures of 0C (32F) this morning.
Giant areas of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire had been earlier right this moment positioned underneath a yellow climate warning by the Met Workplace, who warned of extra snow.
The warning has now been prolonged and up to date. The Met Workplace’s new warning, which runs till 10am on Tuesday, covers a belt of central and western England, a part of Wales and as much as Scotland.
The yellow alert warns of snow and ice, with councils and highways authorities up and down the nation already sending gritters out this afternoon in a bid to maintain roads clear.
Drivers have already confronted delays on motorways right this moment, together with on the M56 between Chester and Manchester, the place just one westbound lane remained open this morning because of snow.
Highways England officers had been deployed to assist a trucker on the identical motorway after the lorry driver misplaced management on the eastbound carriageway close to Lymm.
North West Motorway Police have reported not less than three crashes on the M60 this morning, one on the M6 and one on the M56. In a single publish on Twitter, they mentioned: ‘Only a reminder to drivers, it is rather slippy on the roads right this moment.’
One lane of the M6 in each instructions was closed between Stoke and Warrington at round 11am to permit snow to be cleared of the carriageway. The northbound M5 close to Junction 1 at Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, was dropped at a standstill after an incident within the snowy circumstances.
Police in Lichfield mentioned the Burntwood bypass, between the M6 Toll and Miners Approach, had additionally been closed because of a crash.
There are additionally warning of delays on trains by the north-west and the Midlands because of snow, whereas there may be at the moment a tree down within the Stoke space, inflicting delays. The clearance work is claimed to be taking longer than standard because of the snow.
Air journey can be reportedly disrupted at Manchester Airport, with footage displaying snow both aspect of the runway. One passenger mentioned his airplane had been ready on the tarmac for 3 hours.
A spokesperson for Manchester Airport advised Manchester Evening News that mentioned plane being de-iced earlier than departure was inflicting a minor delay to some flights and is ‘customary process’ in these climate circumstances.
Within the West Midlands, Dudley Zoo mentioned it could be closed on Monday after heavy snow in a single day.
Two automobiles are concerned in an accident in heavy snow close to the village of Burford in Oxfordshire, south England, which was blanketed in a single day
The M5 Motorway close to Junction 1 at Bromsgrove was dropped at a standstill after an incident within the snowy circumstances. Site visitors was dropped at a protected cease in a rolling roadblock. Gritters had been additionally noticed with snow ploughs on the three lane motorway which had successfully been diminished to 2 lanes because of the climate.
Roads had been closed in components of Lancashire and in Wales this morning after heavy snow hit in a single day. Londoners have thus far prevented the snow, however woke as much as temperatures of 0C (32F) this morning. Pictured: Snow in Oxfordshire right this moment
North West Motorway Police have reported not less than three crashes on the M60 this morning (pictured one of many crashes), one on the M6 and one on the M56. In a single publish on Twitter, they mentioned: ‘Only a reminder to drivers, it is rather slippy on the roads right this moment.
Police right this moment shared an image of a lorry which had develop into caught on the roadside off the junction 5 slip-road of the westbound M54 right this moment
Air journey can be reportedly disrupted at Manchester Airport, with footage displaying snow both aspect of the runway
Giant areas of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire had been positioned underneath a yellow climate warning by the Met Workplace (pictured left). The warning has now been prolonged and up to date to cowl a belt of central England, in addition to components of Scotland and Wales (pictured proper)
A hearth crew pushes a stranded paramedic’s automotive up a snowy hill within the West Midlands this morning, as she tries to make it into work for her day’s shift
Components of the UK had been already blanketed on Sunday after Bella battered areas in a single day on Boxing Day. Extra snow fell in a single day, together with in Birmingham (pictured)
Different areas had been additionally hit with snow right this moment, together with in Hindley, Wigan, this morning, as forecasters warn of extra snow on the way in which
Manchester was additionally hit by snow in a single day, with a warning for snow and ice set to stay in place till 6pm right this moment
One yellow warning, protecting the north-west of England, Scotland and Northern Eire, forecasts snow and ice right this moment
Areas of the north, together with Wigan and Barrowford (pictured right here this morning) had been right this moment blanketed in snow
Giant areas of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire have right this moment been positioned underneath a yellow climate warning by the Met Workplace, who say snow and ice might be on the way in which this afternoon. Pictured: Snow in England right this moment
Footage present snow in Stoke-on-Trent within the Midlands right this moment, as consultants predict extra snow for afterward, together with in components of the south
One yellow warning, which covers London, the Residence Counties, a lot of the west Midlands and Wales, forecasts snow and ice, says: ‘An space of rain is prone to transfer south by Sunday night time and Monday throughout components of England and Wales.
Snow protecting the village of Oulton in Staffordshire, within the aftermath of Storm Bella swathes of the UK have been hit by ice and snow
The warnings are set to final till 6pm on Monday. Pictured: Automobiles are lined in snow as heavy snow falls down on the West Midlands over night time
A driving teacher within the West Midlands removes snow off the highest of his automotive after heavy snowfall within the West Midlands in a single day
And there might be extra disruption to return. Within the Met Workplace yellow warning for southern England, Wales and the Midlands, it says: ‘An space of rain is prone to transfer south by Sunday night time and Monday throughout components of England and Wales.
‘There may be the potential for this to show to snow for a time. There may be a variety of uncertainty in the place snow develops with some areas seeing little or no accumulations.
‘Nevertheless, there’s a very low probability of 1-3 cm, and domestically 5-10 cm falling in just a few locations, notably over increased floor of Wales.’
The warning for north-west England, Northern Eire and Scotland, says: ‘A band of rain, sleet and snow adopted by wintry showers will transfer south throughout western and central components of Scotland and Northern Eire on Sunday night after which into components of northern England and north Wales early on Monday morning.
‘Localised accumulations of 1-3 cm are doable to decrease ranges however increased accumulations are seemingly over increased floor. Above 250 metres, accumulations of 5-10 cm are doable.’
The warnings are set to final till 6pm on Monday. Together with journey disruption within the north and the midlands, there has additionally been journey points within the south.
Rail operator Southeastern introduced simply after 7.15am that trains in the direction of London had been unable to run between Maidstone East and West Malling due to ice inflicting energy provide issues.
‘The freeze is making it tough to get electrical energy by to the third rail – together with Community Rail, our employees had been attempting to clear the ice to get trains shifting once more’ they mentioned.
By 8.30am, a practice had run by and cleared the road by West Malling, and providers had been working once more however delayed by as much as 60 minutes and topic to alter.
Rail operator Southeastern introduced simply after 7.15am that trains in the direction of London had been unable to run between Maidstone East and West Malling due to ice inflicting energy provide issues. Pictured: A jogger out within the snow round Bolton right this moment
Southeastern managed to get a de-icer practice to run by to Sevenoaks however warned trains had been nonetheless prone to be delayed or change routes by Tonbridge. Pictured: Cyclists out within the snow round Bolton right this moment
In the meantime the unhealthy climate has continued to hit energy provides this morning – 273 properties had been blacked out close to Penzance. Pictured: Individuals stroll by the snow in Keele, Staffordshire
Round 300 properties had been hit by an influence lower at Launceston in Cornwall right this moment, and one other 300 households had been left with no heating or lights close to Worcester. Pictured: Snow falls on a home in Bolton right this moment
Police warned roads shall be ‘treacherous’ as snow falls on hidden ice patches. Pictured: A baby walks by the snow in Keele, Staffordshire
Daniel, aged 8, and his sister Emma, aged 4, and their mom Alicja, sledging on Camp Hill, Woolton, Liverpool, after snow fell in a single day.
Daniel, aged 8, and his sister Emma, aged 4, sledging on Camp Hill, Woolton, Liverpool, after snow fell in a single day
Whereas there may be disruption on the roads right this moment, some have taken the chance to benefit from the snow. Pictured: folks sledging on Camp Hill, Woolton, Liverpool, after snow fell in a single day.
And it was not simply youngsters getting out their sledges to benefit from the snow this morning. Two persons are seen right here sleding within the snow in Keele, Staffordshire
Horses on the gallops within the snow at Sam Drinkwater’s Granary Stables in Higher Strensham, Worcester after snow fell in a single day
The snow continued to fall in components of England right this moment. Pictured: Horses on the gallops within the snow at Sam Drinkwater’s Granary Stables in Higher Strensham, Worcester
A canine walker walks her canine for the primary time within the snow as heavy snow falls down on the West Midlands over night time
Whereas London has thus far prevented snow, regardless of it being a part of the yellow warning, temperatures within the metropolis had been at 0C right this moment and there was fog (pictured)
Snow lined hills close to Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire right this moment, as folks woke as much as a blanket of snow on the December Financial institution Vacation
A person walks by the snow in Keele, Staffordshire, right this moment after massive components of the nation had been hit with freezing chilly temperatures in a single day
There have been additionally issues on the road between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks the place ice hit providers.
Southeastern managed to get a de-icer practice to run by to Sevenoaks however warned trains had been nonetheless prone to be delayed or change routes by Tonbridge.
At about 8am, there have been delays of as much as 40 minutes and a warning providers had been ‘nonetheless prone to be altered at brief discover’.
In the meantime the unhealthy climate has continued to hit energy provides this morning – 273 properties had been blacked out close to Penzance and 300 at Launceston in Cornwall, and one other 300 households had been left with no heating or lights close to Worcester.
Police warned roads shall be ‘treacherous’ as snow falls on hidden ice patches.
One Thames Valley Police site visitors officer mentioned: ‘Will probably be like a skidpan and we’re braced for plenty of accidents. Individuals should decelerate and never drive like idiots.’
The contemporary warnings come after Storm Bella ravaged the nation with excessive winds and heavy rain.
Components of the UK had been already blanketed on Sunday after Bella battered areas in a single day on Boxing Day.
Hikers in snow on Bleaklow Moor within the Peak district of Derbyshire, after days of moist and wintry climate throughout the Christmas break, with a chilly snap and icy circumstances nonetheless to return
Snow surrounds the Falls of Dochart at Killin in Stirlingshire as chilly climate hits Britain this week, with some temperatures hitting -6C
Storm Bella battered components of the North West and Cumbria this morning with sturdy winds and heavy snow showers. This comes as forecasters warn of weeks of wintery circumstances
Pink deer stand within the snow in Glence, Scotland, after a lot of the nation was blanketed on Sunday within the wake of Storm Bella
Snow plough spreads grit because it passes by Killin, Stirlingshire, the place the Met Workplace has issued yellow climate warnings
Snow is about to fall within the UK because the Met Workplace points warnings throughout the nation hours after Storm Bella hit. Pictured: A snow plough travels alongside the A82 in Glencoe, Scotland on Sunday
Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse and harbour wall on the south coast of England as Storm Bella rages on this morning
Recent snow lined Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe in white, as excessive winds and rain besieged a lot of the nation with Storm Bella
Pictured: A tree got here crashing down on this Rolls-Royce in Hove yesterday as excessive winds precipitated havoc throughout the nation
Components of the UK had been already blanketed on Sunday regardless of Bella brining excessive winds and heavy rain in a single day. Pictured: Pink deer having fun with the snow at Glencoe, Scotland
Extreme flood warning was issued for areas alongside the River Nice Ouse close to Bedford by Surroundings Company on Christmas Day
The Met Workplace has issued a snow warnings for components of Scotland. Pictured: A person clears snow from a driveway in Stirlingshire
In Ballymena, Northern Eire, an enormous snowstorm fell on Sunday night, lining the streets as many stayed at residence
Glencoe was lined in a thick blanket of snow whereas a lot additional south folks had been additionally out clearing drives in components of Stirlingshire within the Central Belt on Sunday morning.
Nenthead in Cumbria was equally wintry, with snow protecting the hills of the village.
Via Sunday night and into Monday, meteorologists are warning the snow and ice might additionally pose a danger to extra central and southern areas of England.
Additional into the week and in the direction of the New 12 months circumstances will stay chilly with sunshine and the potential for wintry showers, the Met Workplace mentioned, including that rail journeys could also be affected and roads are prone to be icy.
A chilly snap and icy circumstances nonetheless to return as Britain braces for a chilly finish to 2020. Pictured: hikers taking advantage of the beautiful views within the Peak District
Extreme flooding in Little Paxon, St Neots, in Cambridgeshire the place a lot of the area woke as much as flood waters this morning
A motorist stops to take a more in-depth take a look at the pink deer within the snow alongside the A82 in Glencoe, Scotland, on a wintry day throughout the nation
It warned that ice is prone to type on untreated surfaces throughout the warning space on Sunday following the heavy rain from Storm Bella, whereas colder climate in Scotland will flip showers to snow.
On Monday, as rainfall strikes south throughout England and components of Wales, the rain could flip to snow, the Met Workplace mentioned.
It added that there was a probability of 1-3cm and even 5-10cm of snowfall in some locations.
Whereas skies are anticipated to clear in a single day on Sunday, the ice is prone to stay.
Which areas noticed the best wind speeds?
Needles, Isle of Wight: 106mph
Aberdaron, Gwynedd: 83mph
Isle of Portland, Dorset: 79mph
Lake Vyrnwy, Powys: 77mph
Capel Curig, Gwynedd: 76mph
The snow got here as winds brought on by Storm Bella reached greater than 100mph in a single day, whereas rain lashed the UK.
Two menace to life flood warnings stay in place in Northamptonshire after days of wintry climate throughout the Christmas break, with a chilly snap with icy and wintry circumstances nonetheless to return.
Individuals in areas which have suffered main flooding in latest days are amongst those that can anticipate snow, The Sun reported.
The highest wind velocity was recorded on the Needles on the Isle of Wight the place it reached 106mph in a single day on Saturday.
Aberdaron in north west Wales skilled gusts of 83mph, and places on the south coast of England, together with Dorset, obtained near 80mph.
Elsewhere within the UK, there was extreme flooding with hearth crews dispatched to rescue these had been caught out or left stranded by flood waters.
In addition to the stormy circumstances, temperatures will keep frosty in some components into subsequent week, prompting well being professionals to supply recommendation on methods to maintain protected in colder climate.
Dr Ishani Kar-Purkayastha, advisor in public well being at Public Well being England mentioned: ‘Warmth your own home to not less than 18C in case you can, notably if in case you have diminished mobility, are 65 and over, or have a well being situation akin to coronary heart or lung illness.’
Storm Bella follows comparatively calm and chilly circumstances throughout the UK on Friday, which noticed a white Christmas for some extra northerly components of the nation.