Snow, ice and journey chaos warning after Storm Caroline

Snow, ice and journey chaos warning after Storm Caroline

Snow, ice and journey chaos warning after Storm Caroline

Snow showers could continue until Monday - with a spell of "heavy snow" possible over some central parts of the United Kingdom during Sunday.

Although southern areas may miss out on the worst of the weather, the Met Office has warned temperatures will still plummet to "bitterly cold" levels, dropping as low as -12C (10F) on Sunday morning.

A yellow warning of snow and ice covering western parts stretching from Devon and Cornwall in the south to the far north of Scotland is in place until 6pm on Saturday evening.

The Met Office says across the United Kingdom, 2-5 cm (1-2 inches) of snow is likely in the other affected areas, with 10-20 cm possible in some locations, mainly in northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, and possibly the north-west Midlands.

Arriva Trains Wales and Scotrail also issued warnings.

Cold temperatures are likely to remain well into next week, with forecasters warning that Sunday could see further heavy snow showers.

Winds are forecast to strengthen across parts of Britain on Wednesday ahead of the arrival of Storm Caroline.

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"Gusts of 70 mph are still possible in these areas with 80-90 mph gusts still possible in the Shetland Isles for the next few hours".

Storm Caroline is expected to batter the United Kingdom with gusts of up to 90mph and poses a potential risk to life, the Met Office says.

Nearly half of the workers on a North Sea platform have been relocated amid safety fears over conditions on Thursday.

Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services between Tarbet and Lochranza, Oban and Tiree via Coll, and Ullapool and Stornoway have been cancelled for the rest of the day, with other services also facing disruption.

A statement from Wolves said: "At this stage, advice to fans is to start making plans to arrive as early as possible ahead of the game as the inclement weather will disrupt travel plans and will increase congestion around the stadium".

Strong winds and rain are forefact for London, southern England, according to the Met Office.

"Icy surfaces are also likely to be an additional hazard, especially overnight and there is the possibility of travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles, while some rural communities could be cut off and power supplies interrupted", it said.

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