Cloudy with a chance of 'thundersnow'! Forecasters warn of 70mph winds as sub-zero temperatures return
A widespread alert was issued today for the northern half of England and most of Scotland - warning of ice, snow and freezing weather combined with lightning.
The Met Office issued the following amber "be aware" alert valid from 7pm on Tuesday to 11am on Wednesday: "Icy stretches are likely to form on untreated surfaces across Scotland and northern England during Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, with upland areas most prone early in the period following snow and partial thaw. Further wintry showers in the overnight period are likely to increase the ice risk by dawn on Wednesday."
The warning covers as far as the northern half of Norfolk.
A separate amber snow alert, valid from 7pm on Tuesday and throughout Wednesday, says: "Snow showers, some heavy, will affect upland parts of Grampian and north Highland later on Tuesday evening. On ground above 250 metres fresh accumulations of 2-5 cm of snow are expected, possibly 5-10 cm over higher parts with severe drifting in the northerly gales. During Tuesday night and Wednesday further snow showers will affect the north and northeast, including low ground, some heavy. Further fresh falls of 3-7 cm building up inland away from the immediate coast, with drifting. Some icy stretches also developing."
Meanwhile other alerts flag up strong winds for coastal Northern Irleand, west Wales, and parts of of Cornwal and Devon.
Snow storms brought parts of the country to a standstill at the end of January. Hundreds of drivers were forced to spend the night in their cars on the M6 in Lancashire after more than a foot of snow fell.
The cold snap was followed by widespread floods caused by melting snow and heavy rain.
filmFilm producers sue Warner Bros for $75m over Hobbit films
sportNapoli 2 Arsenal 0: Gunners must now face either Real Madrid, PSG, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid or Barcelona in knock-out stages
Swedish stars ask fans for £195 pledges on crowd-funding website
voicesJust when you thought you could find a man, get married, and have a baby by the age of 35... it turns out you’re too late, says Grace Dent
musicAs Mariah Carey and Noddy Holder rake in the royalties from their classics, why there hasn't been a decent festive hit for 20 years?
theatreAuthor Daniel Rosenthal recalls the mishaps that almost brought the curtain down on the likes of John Gielgud and Diana Rigg
lifeAs the Royal Mail plans to phase out deliveries on two wheels, it's no wonder posties are in a spin
musicThe 21-year-old beat Ella Eyre and Chlöe Howl to win the honour
lifeFull of the joys and want to help your fellow man? December isn't the time to do it
techLuke Blackall reports on precision engineered prams and babygros that monitor your child 24-7
Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute in Soweto
David Cameron explains selfie with Obama and Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Mandela Memorial
French café starts charging extra to rude customers
Krokodil in Mexico? Teenager hospitalised after 'injecting drug into her genitals'
Australia incest case: Filthy and severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute in Soweto
- 2 It’s shameful that our universities have accepted gender segregation under pressure from the most oppressive religious fanatics
- 3 John McAfee's $100 'anti-NSA' device: 'this is coming and cannot be stopped'
- 4 Is Facebook making us forget? Study shows that taking pictures ruin memories
- 5 Australia incest case: Filthy and severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
£77099.84 - £96375.26 per annum + Bonus + Benefits : Harrington Starr: My clie...
£45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Package: Harrington Starr: Trading appli...
£35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits: Harrington Starr: C# .NET Developer (Win...
£60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits: Harrington Starr: Senior QA Engineer Tes...