Weather latest: Met Office warns of heavier snowfall

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

A DUSTING of snow has fallen across the News Shopper area and it is expected to get heavier later in the day.

The Met Office has upgraded its "cold weather action" warning to level three - one underneath a national emergency - for all of England, urging social and healthcare services to target specific actions at high-risk groups.

It said: "This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services."

A yellow warning is in place to highlight the hazardous conditions and likelihood of disruption to travel services caused by the ice, snow and freezing temperatures.

At around 9am the temperature in the Biggin Hill area will be about -1C but the Met Office says it will feel more like -6C.

Nick Prebble, a forecaster for MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "Most places in England will see a good dusting of snow this morning, but a heavier fall will come later in the day for central and eastern England.

“There will widely be between 2cm and 5cm but up to 10cm in north-eastern England and Lincolnshire.

"Temperatures will be up to eight degrees in the west of England and Wales but hover around freezing point in the rest of the country.

“Any amount of snow which falls in this country causes disruption, and there could be some large amounts in local areas so it will undoubtedly cause some travel issues."

He added that light rain fall and freezing temperatures in some areas of England will bring a danger of ice.

Temperatures are expected to drop further to around minus eight degrees on Wednesday night with the possibility of more light snow flurries.

If the white stuff does settle in your area email your snow pictures and videos

Also, if you know of any travel disruption or schools being closed contact us

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1:04pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Johnnyredsox says...

I propa luv sno, mate. I dont ave 2 go to werk n can lie in bed all dai. Mite even make a snoman, but dat could be to cold. Blitzzzzz.
I propa luv sno, mate. I dont ave 2 go to werk n can lie in bed all dai. Mite even make a snoman, but dat could be to cold. Blitzzzzz. Johnnyredsox
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1:10pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Good To Go says...

Just drove back from gatwick; took ages;; nose to tail with just a little bit of snow flurries
this country grinds to a halt with the slightest of adverse weather conditions what is dave camoron gonna do about it then?
Just drove back from gatwick; took ages;; nose to tail with just a little bit of snow flurries this country grinds to a halt with the slightest of adverse weather conditions what is dave camoron gonna do about it then? Good To Go
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