UK weather: Heavy snow and freezing rain to batter Britain – is your area affected?

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Heavy snow and freezing rain is set to batter the UK this week, with warnings issued over potential power cuts and travel delays.

The Met Office has issued yellow warning in place until 9pm tonight saying heavy snow may affect parts of the East of England and the West Midlands with possible significant travel disruption.

Other areas across the UK could also be affected by snow and ice – see full list below.

Forecasters said there could be travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers, especially across higher routes, with potential for road closures.

There could also be delays or cancellations to rail and air travel.

Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected.

A man brushes snow of a car in Braco, near Dunblane in Scotland
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Untreated pavements and cycle paths might be dangerous or even impassable, posing a greater risk of injuries and accidents, the Met Office warned.

John Griffiths, a Met Office forecaster, dismissed any link to the widely reported "Beast from the East 2", simply saying the conditions are "normal" for the winter weather cycle.

He said: "On Thursday a band of rain, sleet and snow will hit parts of Scotland and northern England, which will slowly extend south to the Midlands as the day progresses.

"It is expected to be very cold in these areas, dropping below 0C (32F) in Scotland and parts of northern England.

Heavy snow in Hexham, Northumberland
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"This will start to gradually ease and die out during the evening, with frost and freezing fog coming in."

Mr Griffiths said Friday will "start cold and foggy", with most areas becoming dry and bright over the rest of the day.

He said a yellow weather warning is also in place on Saturday, which could see heavy snow across parts of Scotland to central parts of England.

Very snowy conditions in Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Kelly Nichol and grandson Danny, 2, take advantage of the snow in Swarland, Northumberland
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Areas which could be affected by snow and ice:

Central, Tayside & Fife

– Angus, Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling

East Midlands

– Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Rutland

East of England

– Peterborough


– Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray

Highlands & Eilean Siar

– Highland

A tractor drives through snow in Braco, near Dunblane in Scotland
(Image: PA)

North East England

Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland

North West England

– Blackburn with Darwen, Cheshire East, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

– Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders, West Lothian

A train arrives at Hexham train station, Northumberland
(Image: PA)


Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire

West Midlands

Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Conurbation

Yorkshire & Humber

– East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, York

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