Met Office issues yet another warning for snow this weekend as Storm Arwen bites

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The Met Office has issued another warning for snow and ice as storm Arwen bites across Southern England.

The Met Office has also predicted up to 2cm of snow could fall in London this weekend.

Yellow warnings have been placed in London, the South East and the East of England, joining parts of the Midlands and the North East which were already covered by this warning, the Mirror reports.

Places in a yellow warning zone may feel some impact from the weather, though it is the least severe of the three weather warning, and the alert will remain in place until 5pm today, forecasters said.

Forecasters said: "Snow, which has been falling across northern areas so far today, will continue southwards, lasting only an hour or so in any one place. Up to 1-2 cm may accumulate on some untreated surfaces and more widely on grass."

This afternoon the Met Office said the areas affected by the yellow warning are:

East Midlands

  • Derby
  • Derbyshire
  • Leicester
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Nottingham
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Rutland

East of England

  • Bedford

London & South East England

  • Buckinghamshire
  • Milton Keynes
  • Oxfordshire

West Midlands

  • Staffordshire
  • Warwickshire
  • West Midlands Conurbation

Yorkshire & Humber

  • North Lincolnshire
  • South Yorkshire

Ice warnings have also been issued around Britain, meaning people on their way to work on Monday morning should be careful of icy patches on the roads.

The warning will last from 3pm on Sunday to 10am on Monday in parts of the north east of Scotland and most of England.

It comes after the country was battered by Storm Arwen, which killed three people.

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Gusts of almost 100mph also saw transport disrupted, power cuts and damage to buildings, while heavy snow saw lorries get stuck and ploughs being used in a number of areas.

Summing up the damage caused by the first named storm of the season, the Met Office said the strong winds and a mixture of rain, sleet and snow led to "power cuts, transport disruption, trees fell, there were large coastal waves and blizzards affected some hills."

Marco Petagna, a Met Office forecaster, told the PA news agency: "We've seen some pretty severe gusts overnight with the highest speeds hitting 98mph at Brizlee Wood in Northumberland.

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"Elsewhere, exposed sites in Scotland and Northern Ireland also surpassed 90mph, with 70-80mph seen more widely in the north of the UK, though parts of southern England and Wales also felt the effects of the storm.

"This has been coupled with a few inches of snow which has fallen in some areas.

"In the higher ground areas of Scotland we expected to see up to 15cm falling but the strong winds meant the snow blew around and created a blizzard in some parts."

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