Sunday 28 May 2017

Walking in a winter wonderland

Ella Pickover and Jennifer Cockerell

BRITAIN shivered in sub-zero temperatures yesterday with warnings of more to come.

The chilly spell is set to go on for the next few days bringing "hazardous conditions", forecasters warned.

Wales and the south east of England woke up to snow as heavy rain brought by a low pressure system turned to sleet or snow.

The north of England and parts of Scotland also saw snowfall overnight, with 6cm in Glasgow and 4cm fell in parts of Northern Ireland.

Andy Page, chief forecaster at the British Met Office, warned: "Snow, heavy rain and strong winds are all expected to affect parts of the UK over the next day or so, bringing hazardous conditions at times."

But Clare Allen, forecaster for MeteoGroup, said that further snowfall had failed to settle, with only 1cm of this later fall being recorded in Scotland.

The coldest temperatures were recorded in Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands, where it was 3C for much of the day.

Ms Allen said temperatures in the south of England and Wales were likely to go down to -1C, and drop to -2C in Yorkshire, and down to -6C in Scotland over the weekend.

Our picture shows a woman, displaying a patch of colour, walking after the snowfall in Lyme Park near Manchester, England.

Irish Independent

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