June 22, 2018

Travel disruption and events cancelled as snow falls in Wales

19 March 2018, 09:54 | Franklin Nunez

WEATHER OUTLOOK SNOW FORECAST UK Parts of the country will see snow this weekend

Snow forecast UK

Heathrow Airport said "extreme wintry weather" is expected throughout the day, adding: "In preparation, we've worked with our airlines to consolidate Sunday's flight schedule, moving passengers on to fewer flights".

The amber warning - the second most severe Met Office weather warning - is in effect until 21:00 GMT while the yellow one lasts all of Sunday.

On the trains, South Western Railway has warned that the snow and cold weather conditions could affect journeys.

Wintery scenes in Glasgow as the cold snap dubbed the "mini beast from the east" hits.

"It will be bitterly cold with some snow for many places over the weekend", said Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill.

The snowfall has led to the cancellation of a number of events to mark the St Patrick's bank holiday weekend, including the Big Day Out event in Merrion Square in Dublin.

Many councils, including Rhondda Cynon Taf, Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan and Newport councils have gritted main roads overnight and said they would continue to try to clear roads throughout Sunday, but have warned people to take care on side roads.

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Majority were short haul routes but a few longer British Airways flights to NY and Chicago also had to be postponed.

Sunday is also likely to see further snow, especially for parts of the South West, where as much as 25cm could fall on higher ground.

Homes in Hemsby, Norfolk, were evacuated amid fears they could be washed into the sea after warnings of snow and ice. The county is covered by a yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office and it is thought that five buildings were at risk.

This is expected to cause any partly-melted snow to refreeze, causing ice on roads, pavements and cycle paths which will increase the risk of accidents and falls.

A status orange snow-ice warning will be in place for Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath and Waterford from 3am until midday tomorrow. Staying windy and bitterly cold'.

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