YELLOW weather warnings are in place until the weekend as more ice and sleet is set to blast Britain.

The Met Office issued severe snow and ice warnings for parts of the country today as sub-zero temperatures bring ice blasts and shut roads in Yorkshire and Northumberland.

The last time the UK experienced such heavy snowfall was during the Beast from the East in 2018, with communities in the Pennines completely isolated and needing supplies to be dropped by RAF helicopters. 

This afternoon police there were forced to close roads in Essex after severe rainfall sparked flooding in the Fobbing area.

Follow our weather live blog below for more information as well as all the latest news and updates from around the country

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WEATHER STATS FOR THURSDAY

    Stats from the Met Office showed that the harshest weather was felt in the north in the last 24 hours.

    Thursday was a cold day for many with #snow and #ice affecting northern and eastern areas. Parts of the south and west were milder though, and here #rain gave way to some brighter skies pic.twitter.com/yKM3lm7Ma6

    — Met Office (@metoffice) January 14, 2021

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WEATHER WARNING TOMORROW

    A yellow weather warning has been issued for ice across the UK for tomorrow.

    UK snow weather forecast LIVE – Weather warnings in place for today as ice and sleet set blast Britain causing chaos

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    PICTURED

    Two snow ploughs was pictured clearing the roads earlier today in Shelley, Huddersfield

    UK snow weather forecast LIVE – Weather warnings in place for today as ice and sleet set blast Britain causing chaos

    Credit: Traci Habergham/News Images
    UK snow weather forecast LIVE – Weather warnings in place for today as ice and sleet set blast Britain causing chaos

    Credit: Traci Habergham/News Images

  • Dan Keane

    EXTREME WEATHER AFFECTS JAB ROLLOUT

    Bad weather has affected the coronavirus vaccinations rollout in Yorkshire, with a centre in Barnsley closed as patients were told to await new appointments.

    Covid testing centres in Kirklees and Bradford also suspended operations.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    YELLOW WEATHER WARNINGS

    UK snow weather forecast LIVE – Weather warnings in place for today as ice and sleet set blast Britain causing chaos

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WEEKEND AHEAD

    After a snowy Thursday for some, what has the weekend weather got in store? ?️?️

    Here's your weekend forecast ? pic.twitter.com/dnpFcszgRO

    — Met Office (@metoffice) January 14, 2021

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    CONTINUED

    Medics have battled to reach patients as a sudden snowstorm battered the region today, forcing road closures and hazardous driving conditions.

    Mr Millins added: "Our dedicated staff are working extremely hard to reach patients as quickly and safely as possible but, understandably, the hazardous driving conditions and blocked roads mean that it is taking us longer than normal in the worst-hit areas.

    "If someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk, they should call 999 immediately.

    "For anyone with less serious illnesses and injuries, our NHS 111 service is available online at 111.nhs.uk or by calling 111.

    "Please take extra care when out driving or walking and, where possible, avoid travelling at all in snowy or icy conditions.

    "If you do have to go out, ensure that you wear appropriate footwear and warm clothing.

    "Also, please stay in touch with elderly and vulnerable relatives and neighbours to ensure they are safe and well."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    AMBULANCE DECLARES MAJOR INCIDENT AFTER HEAVY SNOW

    An ambulance service has declared a major incident after heavy snow and a surge of 999 calls left ambulances overwhelmed.

    The Yorkshire Ambulance Service said only patients with serious or life-threatening emergency are asked to call 999 to help alleviate the pressure.

    The Trust said it made the decision as the extreme weather conditions caused treacherous road conditions meaning medics struggled to get to patients.

    Mark Millins, strategic commander, said: "Due to the very snowy conditions across West, South and North Yorkshire, driving conditions are very difficult and many roads are gridlocked so this is having a severe impact on our operations.

    "We are implementing a number of actions in order to protect our core services for patients and respond to the ongoing demand, including increasing our 4×4 capacity.

    "We are asking members of the public to only call us in a serious or life-threatening emergency to help us focus our efforts on our most poorly patients."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    ICY TEMPERATURES TONIGHT

    Cold tonight with icy patches for many ?

    Freezing fog patches will form where the cloud breaks ?️ pic.twitter.com/XLAyzV6Coc

    — Met Office (@metoffice) January 14, 2021

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    PICTURED

    People sledge down a hillside at Butterley Reservoir in Marsden in northern England.

    UK snow weather forecast LIVE – Weather warnings in place for today as ice and sleet set blast Britain causing chaos

    Credit: AFP or licensors
    UK snow weather forecast LIVE – Weather warnings in place for today as ice and sleet set blast Britain causing chaos

    Credit: AFP or licensors

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    MET OFFICE WEEKEND WEATHER FORECAST

    Want to know what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Here's Aidan with all the details ? pic.twitter.com/4FW24ryyIk

    — Met Office (@metoffice) January 14, 2021

     

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WHAT TO EXPECT TOMORROW NIGHT?

    A dry evening with clear spells and variable amounts of cloud.

    Patches of mist and fog will form, largely in the east.

    Overnight, thick cloud will build in from the west with outbreaks of rain spreading eastwards.

    Rain will be heavy across northern and western areas.

    Mostly dry in the south-east.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    PICTURED

    A car passes through a flood along Hamilton Road in Leicester.

    UK snow weather forecast LIVE – Weather warnings in place for today as ice and sleet set blast Britain causing chaos

    Credit: PA:Press Association
    UK snow weather forecast LIVE – Weather warnings in place for today as ice and sleet set blast Britain causing chaos

    Credit: PA:Press Association
    UK snow weather forecast LIVE – Weather warnings in place for today as ice and sleet set blast Britain causing chaos

    Credit: PA:Press Association

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    TOMORROW'S FORECAST

    It will be a dry but generally dull day with early patches of mist and fog which will linger for much of the day.

    There will be variable amounts of cloud which will break to reveal sunny spells.

    Dry for most in the evening too however thick cloud will build into western areas bringing drizzle.

  • Katie Davis

    YELLOW WEATHER WARNING

    ⚠️ Yellow Warning issued ⚠️

    Icy roads and paths will give difficult travelling conditions tonight and tomorrow morning ???

    Now until Friday 1000

    Latest info ? https://t.co/QwDLMfRBfs

    Stay #WeatherAware pic.twitter.com/lD7qfNQDWY

    — Met Office (@metoffice) January 14, 2021

  • Katie Davis

    AFFECTED REGIONS – ICE WARNING

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice tonight for the following areas:

    • Central, Tayside & Fife
    • East Midlands
    • East of England
    • Grampian
    • Highlands & Eilean Siar
    • London & South East England
    • North East England
    • North West England
    • Orkney & Shetland
    • SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
    • South West England
    • Strathclyde
    • Wales
    • West Midlands
    • Yorkshire & Humber
  • Katie Davis

    ICY CONDITIONS COMING

    As rain, sleet and snow showers die out tonight, ice is likely to form on some untreated surfaces, with difficult conditions on some roads and pavements by tomorrow morning.

    The Met Office has warned of possible unjuries from flips and falls on icy surfaces.

    Drivers should be alert for icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths

  • Katie Davis

    THREE DAY WEATHER WARNING

    The Met Office has issued a three day yellow weather for ice.

    With rain, sleet and snow dying out, it leaves a risk of icy surfaces and difficult travel conditions for most of the country.

    On Saturday, a band of heavy snow may lead to travel disruption.

  • Katie Davis

    EARTH'S WARMEST TEN YEAR PERIOD

    2020 concluded the earth’s warmest 10-year period, it was also the second warmest in our dataset’s record. It is another notable year in the global climate record which shows continued global warming. Read more about the latest global temperatures here ?https://t.co/7kbnrl0Y9T pic.twitter.com/thQvpG5rbI

    — Met Office (@metoffice) January 14, 2021

  • Katie Davis

    OUTLOOK FOR THE REST OF JANUARY

    From Tuesday onwards unsettled conditions look likely to continue for most of the UK, with cloud, rain, and strong winds.

    A north-easterly flow will bring cold conditions and possibly frequent showers, particularly to the northern windward coasts, which may fall as snow over high ground and sometimes down to lower levels.

    Towards the end of the month, conditions are likely to remain colder than average in the north, with the south likely to see more unsettled conditions and slightly above average temperatures at times.

    These conditions will likely bring periods of above average rain fall to the UK, with a likelihood of more organised snowfall for northern areas, and rain in southern areas.

    Central and northern areas may see wintry hazards due to this.

  • Katie Davis

    IN PICS: SLEDGING FUN IN SCOTLAND

    UK snow weather forecast LIVE – Weather warnings in place for today as ice and sleet set blast Britain causing chaos

    Eliza Riba-Segues, 12, and Laiya Grant, 11, enjoying the snowfall at Glencourse Golf Course near Penicuik, MidlothianCredit: PA:Press Association
    UK snow weather forecast LIVE – Weather warnings in place for today as ice and sleet set blast Britain causing chaos

    Euan Denholm and Katie Whitson take the opportunity to do some sledging in ScotlandCredit: PA:Press Association
    UK snow weather forecast LIVE – Weather warnings in place for today as ice and sleet set blast Britain causing chaos

    Carmyn McInally, 10, used a body-board as a makeshift sledge Credit: PA:Press Association

  • Katie Davis

    SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS TO FADE AWAY THIS EVENING

    Outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow will gradually move south and fade away this evening ?️?️

    Icy stretches will develop in places as temperatures fall close to freezing ? pic.twitter.com/2hiPLqJPdL

    — Met Office (@metoffice) January 14, 2021

  • Katie Davis

    WEATHER WREAKS HAVOC FOR DRIVERS

    Terrifying footage shows a bus spinning down a snow-covered hill in Halifax, West Yorks.

    Meanwhile, early risers were seen scooping snow from their driveways in County Durham this morning, as drivers battled to steer through the white stuff in Northumberland and Yorkshire.

    In Leicester and Essex, cars faced a different struggle, making their way through floodwater after heavy rain fell in parts of the country overnight.

    One driver suffered the worst of the treacherous conditions, their car pictured smashed up against a tree in Leeds.

    Watch the video HERE

  • Katie Davis

    FLOOD WARNINGS IN PLACE

    As heavy rain continues to hammer down across the country, more than 130 flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency.

    Flood warnings are also active in 28 places, meaning flooding is expected and immediate action is needed.

    For the full list of where alerts and warnings are in place, click here

  • Katie Davis

    OUTLOOK FOR TONIGHT

    Tonight, rain and snow showers are set to ease.

    These will be slower to clear, however, in north-eartern Scotland.

    Otherwise there will be a mix of low cloud, freezing fog and some clear spells.

    Frost and ice will be potential hazards.

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