Weather warning in Essex as snow begins to fall

Snow weather warning for Boxing Day - but rain more likely

An amber warning for snow has been issued for northern England and is expected to remain in place until 11am, with a yellow warning issued for southern and eastern Scotland and the Midlands.

As with the snow earlier this month, it could also be very localised, with some parts of the borough seeing hefty falls, while other parts get away with a light dusting or just rain.

And a yellow warning has been issued for strong winds expected over parts of south-west England and southern Wales across to Greater London, bringing "potent, heavy showers with a chance of hail and thunder" as the system moves eastwards.

The firm is offering 1-2 for the wind speed to reach as high as 100mph in mainland United Kingdom this week and evens for snow to fall in London by the end of the weekend.

Cumbria Police warned Twitter users that every route in the south of the north western county was affected by snow, with traffic on the M6 disrupted by the icy conditions. Forecasters predict those conditions will head eastwards before turning into sleet and rain.

Cumbria is expected to hit lows of -4C overnight, with parts of Scotland dropping as low as -13C.

Highways England issued a severe weather warning.

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"Travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers".

"Some delays to air travel due to snow are possible".

On Wednesday, cancellations and delays caused by bad weather caused chaos at various travel terminals.

Around 50 flights were also cancelled at Luton.

Heavy snow, rain, thunderstorms and wind have caused travel disruption across much of Britain as temperatures reached as low as -12.3C.

The RAC said it saw a 15-20% spike in call-outs on Wednesday compared with the same time past year.

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