Be prepared for heavy snow, weather warning in place until 9pm

Credit: Marie Drozdowicz

What to expect

  • Travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers

  • Some delays and cancellations to rail and air travel are likely

  • There is a good chance that some rural communities could become cut off

  • Power cuts are likely and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

Weather warnings for snow & ice

YELLOW SNOW & ICE WARNING until 9pm Thursday

Snow, already falling across parts of Scotland, will produce a further few centimetres before becoming lighter and less widespread during the afternoon.

Across northern England, a further 2-5 cm snow is likely in places, with perhaps 5-10 cm above 200 metres across the Pennines and Peak District. Rain will also turn to sleet and snow further south, affecting parts of central England today.

Amounts of settling snow at low levels are less certain here, but 1-3 cm is likely in some places, with up so 5 cm above 200 metres.

Sleet and snow will slowly die out on Thursday evening with ice forming on untreated surfaces.