More snow forecast for UK

More heavy snow is forecast for much of the UK with the cold temperatures and icy conditions expected to continue for the next few days.

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'Outrage' as driver takes to motorway with 'small hole' to see through snow

The driver has cleared a tiny gap in the snow leaving the rest of the car covered Credit: @Jonny_Ellis

Northamptonshire Police are reminding motorists to remove snow from their cars before embarking on their journey.

Police tweeted this photograph as a stark reminder of how dangerous it can be to not remove snow from a vehicle before heading onto the roads.

It was taken on the M4 between junctions 28 and 29 just before midday today.

Stephen Sorby took this photograph when he was travelling from London to Wales with his friend. He said he couldn't believe what he had seen:

"We are outraged with what we saw, we couldn't believe anyone would drive like that. So careless to risk the lives of others." Mr Sorby estimates that the car was travelling around 60mph to 70mph.

The view from every window is obscured by snow, a very dangerous way to drive Credit: @Jonny_Ellis


South East to see the heaviest snowfall

The Met Office forecast for today Credit: Met Office

South-east England, the north Midlands and north-east Wales ill see the heaviest snow today but temperatures will remain low throughout the UK, according to the Met Office forecast.

Many areas will see a few snow flurries at some stage with fresh accumulations of a few centimetres of snow in many places.

By this evening, persistent snow will move into north-east England and south-east Scotland. there is also a risk of rain, sleet and snow in parts of Northern Ireland and far southwestern England.

Snow and bad weather cause chaos across the country

The snow and bad weather continued to cause chaos right across the country today. And tonight most of Britain is bracing itself for another big freeze - with more snow to follow in some parts of the country tomorrow.

That's expected to force the cancellation of yet more flights at Heathrow airport, where managers had to cancel 400 flights after yesterday's snow. Stranded British Airways passengers, who had to sleep in the terminal overnight, likened the airport to a refugee camp.

ITV News correspondent Richard Pallot reports.


More snow forecast for UK next week

Weather forecasters have warned that the snowy conditions that have caused havoc across the country in recent days are set to continue next week.

A blanket of snow is expected in London and the South East of London tomorrow, before moving north.

A woman walking through a snow storm in the West Midlands. Credit: Ryan Phillips/EMPICS Entertainment/PA

Laura Caldwell, of MeteoGroup, said: "There will be a few snow showers but heavier snow moving into the south of England and spreading into the Midlands, north east Wales, East Anglia and central England.

"There will be a quite significant accumulation and it will be seen first in London and the South East before moving north later in the day."

Much of UK remains covered by snow

Here are some of the photos you have sent us today as many parts of the UK continued to be covered in snow.

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A robin in Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire. Credit: Bethany Taylor
Snow in Dover. Credit: Karol Steele
Archie making the most of the snow Credit: Tamara Talbot
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