Published: Sat, February 02, 2019
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

High chance of ‘heavy snow’ across Sussex

High chance of ‘heavy snow’ across Sussex

The Met Office has released a yellow weather warning predicting snow and further icy condition could be on the way from about 1pm today (Thursday January 31).

An amber snow warning has been issued for an area west of London including parts of Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire, with stranded vehicles and power cuts "likely", and a "good chance" some rural communities could be cut off.

Many of us have the luxury of a auto 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.

Today (Friday) airports, schools and major transport routes have all been affected by the rapidly falling snow.

Heathrow remains open and fully operational, although travellers are advised to allow extra time for making their way to the airport and should still check their flight statuses.

Gatwick Airport also saw flurries, although the airport was advising passengers it was planning on operating as normal.

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A strong clipper system will sweep across the country ushering in the bitterly cold air and life-threatening wind chills. There were wind chills in those areas of negative five to negative 15 and wind blowing up to 30 miles per hour.

The Met Office said rain and snow were expected to move into the United Kingdom from the southwest from Thursday and through Friday with icy patches forming, but that snow amounts would "vary markedly" across England and Wales. What will be happening to it is it will get patchier as it goes on, but it could cause some disruption to rush hour.

This affects Central, Tayside & Fife, East Midlands, East of England, Grampian, Highlands & Eilean Siar, North East England, Northern Ireland, Orkney & Shetland, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders, Wales and Yorkshire & Humber.

The lowest ever temperature in the United Kingdom in January was also recorded in Braemar when temperatures plummeted to minus 27.2C (-16.96F) in 1982.

The Met Office has said there will be some sunny spells this morning with cloudy conditions moving in by the afternoon.

Sleet and rain are set to replace snow with temperatures not expected to reach above 3C or 4C.

In Cornwall, snow is as deep as 15cm in the area of Bodmin Moor.

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