Met Offices Issues Warning on Weekend Snow and Ice in London and the South East

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Today, residents in London and the south-east have been informed to prepare for a chilly weekend, as the Met Office released a yellow snow and ice warning.

The said warning for snow and ice covers Sunday, the 21st of January from 6 am to 6 pm.

Majority of the United Kingdom has been informed to brace for some pretty cold weather indeed, as the Met said that snow is possible to move eastwards across many northern and central parts of the United Kingdom on Sunday.

Heavy showers of snow had already fallen across some parts of Northern Ireland, Northern England, and Scotland throughout last Friday resulting in some disruption.

On Sunday, some roads and railways will possibly be affected, and icy patches are anticipated on untreated pavements, cycle paths, and roads with the Met warning to prepare for longer journey times by bus, road, and train services.

The chief forecaster of Met stated: “Amounts of fresh snow will vary considerably across the warning area.

“Most of the snow is expected on higher ground with 3-6 cm likely above around 200m and perhaps 10-15 cm locally on ground above 300m over Scotland.

“At lower levels, 1-3 cm is possible locally, but with many spots escaping altogether. There is significant uncertainty regarding the southern limit of any snow accumulations.”

Earlier this week, the capital experienced strong winds, affecting rail services across the United Kingdom.

Many trees were blocking some parts of the railway following a night of unrelenting weather, resulting in disruption to journeys across the Southern, Gatwick Express, and Thameslink network.