Mini 'beast' to bring snow this evening

It comes days after the "Beast from the East" battered Cornwall, causing chaos on our roads and shutting schools for several days.

"It's worth remembering that cold temperatures - indoors and outdoors - can affect health, particularly in young children, older people and those with heart and lung conditions".

The advance warning forecasts cold weather this weekend, with low temperatures, snow showers and snow accumulations mainly occurring tomorrow night and Sunday.

AStatus Yellow weather warning has been issued this morning by Met Eireann and will remain in place for the upcoming weekend.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice from 6pm today until 11.55pm on Sunday.

Gusts of up to 50mph inland and 60mph by the coast will bring a bitter windchill and Adam Dury, of Norwich-based Weatherquest, said the entire weekend will be "pretty, pretty cold again". "We got to around 16C in Wales, but by tomorrow, all of us will be back to very cold weather". Mostly rain through the day and some snow over the hills of eastern Scotland. Bare that in mind if you're heading away for the weekend.

"By the end of Friday evening, 2-5 cm of snow may accumulate on high ground above 200 metres".

"Furthermore, showers may become organised into bands at times resulting in locally around 5cm accumulating, with this most likely near the Thames Estuary and the Wash".

"There is a chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel".

Mark Wilson said that it would be a real return to wintry conditions.

Snow covered roads in Chatteris from last month.

"Snowfall looks likely across high ground in the north-east, Friday into Saturday, with snow showers following behind and affecting low-lying areas, especially in the south and east".

Amber warnings for snow and ice - meaning a potential risk to life - are in place for the Midlands and south-west England from Saturday afternoon.

He added: "The other thing to note is that will be quite windy and that will enhance the cold feel".

  • Delores Daniels