Snow Hits UK With Up To 8 Inches TODAY As The Freeze Moves South

8 December 2017, 07:40 | Updated: 8 December 2017, 08:05

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White Christmas pending?

We had a good run of mild temperatures creeping way into November, but all of that has well and truly changed.

Read more: Storm Caroline Has Hit Britain With Strong Winds Of Up To 90mph 

Thick snow fell over many parts of the UK overnight with Storm Caroline taking freezing temperatures further south. 

Leeds and Bradford bared the brunt of heavy snowfall last night and The Met Office have now issued a yellow “be aware” weather warning across northern Scotland to Wales and the South West - with reports that up to eight inches of snow could fall in some areas.

The Met Office explained: "The heaviest and most frequent snow showers will progressively become confined to north-east Scotland during Saturday.”

They added: "Icy surfaces are also likely to be an additional hazard, especially overnight and there is the possibility of travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles, while some rural communities could be cut off and power supplies interrupted."

Following Storm Caroline’s 90mph winds that hit the UK yesterday, around 500 homes in Scotland are without power. Repair teams were requested to halt their services for safety reasons overnight.

Meanwhile, the snow pictures have been flooding in on Twitter, particularly in Belfast…

Remember to wrap up warm and check before you travel! There are more weather updates to come…


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