Met Office issues new warning for snow and ice

Met Office issues new warning for snow and ice

Met Office issues new warning for snow and ice

An amber weather warning is in place for this afternoon (Thursday) and into this evening.

Freezing temperatures are expected until late morning in the county and forecasters are warning commuters to be safe on their way to work.

A weather warning issued by the Met Office said: "There is a good chance that some rural communities could become cut off".

Aer Lingus said it plans to operate a full service to the United Kingdom, however there may be some delays due to weather conditions and passengers should check the status of their flight before travelling to the airport.

The ice and fog warning is valid until 11am on Thursday.

A spokeswoman said: "Snow showers over northern Scotland and eastern England will also start to affect parts of western United Kingdom during Friday evening and night".

However the rest of the country, with the exception of southern Scotland and Northern Ireland, is expected to see wintry showers persist into Friday evening. Hundreds of cars were abandoned.

Police forces have warned motorists to consider if their journeys are necessary before heading out and be "extremely careful" if have to travel by road.

One driver claimed he "could see perfectly well" after his auto, with its side windows completely encased in snow, was stopped in High Wycombe, police added.

Many of us have the luxury of a vehicle with air con and mod cons that see us in a protective bubble, and can see drivers oblivious to the perilous conditions on the roads.

Transport for London also advised passengers to check their service status before setting off.

A low of minus minus -15.4C was recorded just before midnight at Braemar in the Scottish Highlands. It's the lowest temperature recorded anywhere in the United Kingdom since 2012, according to the Met Office.

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