Snow weather forecast LIVE – Storm Darcy brings 6 inches of snow TODAY as bin collections are cancelled after -17C night

SNOW warnings are in place until Saturday as Storm Darcy continues to wreak havoc across the UK.

Wednesday is set to be another bitterly cold day with some places struggling to get much above freezing, the Met Office said.

A yellow weather warning remains in place across eastern parts of the UK, with the Met Office warning "snow showers could bring disruption to travel". 

Last night saw temperatures plummet to as low as -17C in northern Scotland, making it the coldest UK night for 10 years.

And the cold remains so extreme this morning that several councils, including Rugby, Thurrock and Southwark, have been forced to cancel bin collections until things warm up.

Follow our weather live blog below for the latest news and updates from around the country

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    TOMORROW'S FORECAST

    Thursday will bring a dry and bright start to the day with early sunshine.

    It will then continue to be dry with lengthy spells of sunshine for most however there will be a few snow showers in the east.

    It will turn cloudier in the west later bringing some sleet to western parts of Britain.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    PICTURED

    A three-car collision occurred this morning on icy roads on the A12 on the Langham stretch just north of Colchester.

    Credit: JOHN McLELLAN
    Credit: JOHN McLELLAN
  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WEATHER FORECAST – TONIGHT

    Remaining dry for most areas into the evening with lengthy clear spells and daytime snow showers across eastern Britain will turn increasingly patchy.

    Overnight will continue to be mostly dry with clear skies however a few snow showers will continue, these largely across eastern areas.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    PICTURED

    A child admires a snowman made from the heavy snowfall in Victoria Park, London.

    Credit: AFP or licensors
  • Niamh Cavanagh

    CONTINUED

    All Edinburgh tram services are currently cancelled because of issues caused by the weather.

    Met Office meteorologist Clare Nasir said "temperatures will plummet wherever you are" on Wednesday, and "strong winds" and snow will be "disruptive across many areas" in the UK.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WARNINGS OVER TRAVEL AS TEMPERATURES DROP TO MINUS 16C OVERNIGHT

    A Met Office forecast has warned of extreme cold temperatures as most of Scotland is expected to sit below zero Celsius on Wednesday night.

    Temperatures as low as minus 11C are expected overnight in the Highlands, while the central belt can expect highs of minus 2C, to lows of minus 6C.

    On Tuesday night, temperatures dropped to minus 16.7C in Altnaharra in Sutherland.

    Transport services were disrupted on Wednesday morning due to the weather, with Stagecoach East Scotland cancelling many of its early morning Fife services.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WEATHER WARNINGS THIS WEEK

    There are snow and ice warnings in place for today and further yellow warnings in place until Friday.

  • Alex Winter

    WEATHER TURNS MILDER NEXT WEEK

    Millions of Brits can expect more snow throughout the week.

    Mr Ramsdale said: "Snow showers will continue to feed into eastern parts through the week. 

    "Many places will see further snow accumulations with a few centimetres likely quite widely.

    "Some areas will see larger accumulations with 20 cm or more possible for some."

    Some places won't get above freezing today, but it'll be milder, wetter and windier next week, forecasters say.

  • Alex Winter

    EASTERN PARTS SHIVER IN WINTER BLAST

    Met Office forecasters say it'll stay bitter for days to come.

    Wind chill will make it feel even colder, while eastern parts of the UK will continue to see heavy snow.

    These were the areas badly-hit before, meaning accumulations will be high.

    Chief Meteorologist Steve Ramsdale said: “With cold air across all of the UK any precipitation will fall as snow."

  • Alex Winter

    ANOTHER BRRRRACING MORNING

    Good morning.

    We're all waking up to cold this morning – and it would be winter 2021 if there weren't some weather warnings in place.

    There's a yellow warning for snow and ice between the Northern Isles of Scotland and the south coast – although the country is split down the middle, with the west escaping the worst of the weather.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MONDAY NIGHT WAS 'THE COLDEST IN 10 YEARS' AS TEMPS DROPPED TO -17C

    Temperatures plummeted to -17C in the coldest night in the UK since December 2010.

    And the weather could get even worse as Storm Darcy continues to wreak havoc across the UK.

    The Met Office tweeted today: "With a minimum of temperature of minus 16.7 Celsius at Altnaharra, last night was the coldest night recorded in the UK since December 2010."

  • Joseph Gamp

    OVERNIGHT TEMPS TO DROP TO -10C

    “Overnight temperatures will be notably low through the week, especially in areas with lying snow,” said the Met Office’s chief meteorologist Steve Ramsdale.

    He added: “We can expect to see -10C as far south as East Anglia later in the week.

    “Daytime temperatures will also be cold, only reaching one or two degrees Celsius for many early in the week.

    “With strong winds as well the wind chill will make it feel much colder.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    POLICE PLEA TO MOTORISTS TO SLOW DOWN & USE LIGHTS

    Weather conditions across Essex “are not improving”, warns the North Essex Police Roads Unit.

    It tweeted this afternoon that on county roads “visibility is low with spray and snow flurries.

    “Yet there are a few drivers we are passing without any lights on, driving too close to the vehicle in front and too fast.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE: COLD START TO WEDNESDAY

  • Joseph Gamp

     UP TO 20CM SNOW FORECAST – AMBER WARNING

    Further heavy snow is forecast to fall across Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth, Stirling and surrounding areas of Scotland.

    The Met Office still has an amber weather warning for disruption from snow in place until 9pm tonight.

    Up to 20cm (8in) more snow could fall on higher ground in these areas.

  • Joseph Gamp

    COLD WEATHER ALERT ISSUED FOR WHOLE OF UK

    Health chiefs have also issued a cold weather alert for the whole of Britain, saying the chill could have "a serious impact on health".

    A temperature of -16.7C was recorded in Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands on Tuesday morning – the lowest in the UK since December 2010.

    Met Office spokesperson Nicola Maxey said the "bitterly cold" winds could mean temperatures fall even further tonight, with more snow expected throughout the week.

  • Joseph Gamp

    COUPLE SPARK AIR & SEA RESCUE MISSION AFTER DRIVING 150 MILES TO WALK ALONG STORM-LASHED BEACH

    A covidiot couple from London sparked a huge air-sea rescue operation when they drove 150 miles to wander along a storm-lashed beach.

    They travelled to look at terrifying waves bigger than a double decker bus which threatened to sweep them to their deaths.

    Rescue teams said it was among the worst weather conditions they had ever faced and were giving up hope of finding the couple alive as dusk approached.

    Then, with darkness closing in, they suddenly appeared, strolling back arm-in-arm to the car park in Winterton, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, asking what had sparked the search drama.

    The couple were condemned for their stupidity – and faced paying a police fine for breaking the Covid lockdown travel rules.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MAPPED: SNOW AND ICE WARNINGS ACROSS THE UK

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  • Joseph Gamp

    SNOW WARNINGS TO LAST UNTIL SATURDAY

    Snow warnings are in place until Saturday after the coldest night in 10 years.

    Temperatures plummeted to -17C last night – and the weather could get even worse as Storm Darcy continues to wreak havoc across the UK.

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    SNOW CAUSES FURTHER TRAVEL DISRUPTIONS

    Further travel disruption from snow and ice has hit the UK.

    Hundreds of schools and some Covid vaccination centres remain shut, with police warning people not to travel.

    There is more snow its way with yellow warnings in place for parts of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    A temperature of -16.7C was recorded in Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands on Tuesday morning, the lowest it’s plummeted in the UK since December 2010.

  • Joseph Gamp

    WATCH: GLASGOW RESIDENT APPLAUDS DRIVER AFTER DOUBLE DECKER STRUGGLES UP SNOWY STREET

    Glasgow residents applaud driver after double decker bus struggles up snowy street in treacherous conditions

  • Debbie White

    EXPECT TO SEE MERCURY PLUMMET TO -10C

    "We can expect to see -10C as far south as East Anglia later in the week," warns the Met Office's chief meteorologist Steve Ramsdale.

    He added: "With cold air across all of the UK any precipitation will fall as snow.

    "Snow showers will continue to feed into eastern parts through the week.

    "Many places will see further snow accumulations with a few centimetres likely quite widely.

    "Some areas will see larger accumulations with 20cm or more."

  • Debbie White

    PLEA TO MOTORISTS TO SLOW DOWN & USE LIGHTS

    Weather conditions across Essex "are not improving", warns the North Essex Police Roads Unit.

    It tweeted this afternoon that on county roads "visibility is low with spray and snow flurries.

    "Yet there are a few drivers we are passing without any lights on, driving too close to the vehicle in front and too fast."

  • Debbie White

    23-MILE-LONG TRAFFIC QUEUES IN GERMANY

    Freezing drivers were stranded for hours in 23-mile-long traffic jams in Germany as Europe has been pummelled by the heaviest snow in years.

    Some parts of Germany were cloaked in up to 50cm (20in) of snow by Tuesday afternoon, according to local media reports.

    Traffic on a motorway near the city of Bielefeld was brought to a standstill overnight Monday into Tuesday, with some drivers trapped for at least 16 hours.

    The bottleneck, caused by lorries stuck in the snow, stretched over 23 miles (37km), local police said.

    Video footage showed shivering drivers huddled in their vehicles, complaining of going for hours without food as temperatures plunged to minus 12 degrees Celsius (10 degrees Fahrenheit).

  • Debbie White

    UP TO 20CM SNOW FORECAST – AMBER WARNING

    Further heavy snow is forecast to fall across Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth, Stirling and surrounding areas of Scotland.

    The Met Office still has an amber weather warning for disruption from snow in place until 9pm tonight.

    Up to 20cm (8in) more snow could fall on higher ground in these areas.

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