vernight snow flurries introduced journey chaos on Monday because the UK was hit by an Arctic blast of freezing temperatures.
However the winter wonderland scenes have been marred by mayhem on the roads, with some drivers compelled to desert their automobiles after being caught within the drift.
In Gloucestershire, police urged residents to solely depart their properties “whether it is important to so”, as heavy snowfall triggered disruption within the Forest of Dean and on the A417 round Birdlip.
Roads have been additionally closed in components of Lancashire, Shropshire, Wales, whereas there have been a minimum of three crashes reported on the M60 Manchester ring street.
On Merseyside, Wednesday’s scheduled horse racing meet at Haydock has been cancelled after 4 inches of snow fell on the monitor in a single day. Dudley Zoo within the West Midlands was compelled to shut.
A warning can also be in place for snow and ice for England from the north-west down via the Midlands and throughout to Taunton within the west and London within the south east.
Londoners woke as much as temperatures of 0C within the capital, with a most of simply 5C anticipated later right now.
The Met Workplace mentioned the rain shifting throughout Wales and England within the early hours of Monday has the potential to show to snow.
Snow had already fallen in components of Scotland, Northern Eire and England by Sunday afternoon, whereas greater than 100 flood warnings have been in place throughout England following days of stormy circumstances.
The yellow warnings from the Met Workplace, in place from midnight till 6pm on Monday, advise of the potential for accidents from icy surfaces and delays to trains and street transport.
The chilly temperatures comply with a number of days of wintery climate over the Christmas interval which introduced flooding to components of southern England earlier than Storm Bella arrived on Boxing Day with winds of greater than 100mph.
Flooding was additionally reported in components of jap England by Sunday morning, with kayakers taking to the roads in Norfolk in an try and traverse water-logged streets.
As of 4am on Monday, 103 flood warnings remained in place throughout England calling for fast motion forward of anticipated flooding, alongside 193 flood alerts.
Regardless of the unhealthy circumstances, gales meant that for the primary time ever greater than half of Britain’s electrical energy was generated by wind energy on Saturday.
In response to power agency Drax, 50.67 per cent of the nation’s energy was produced by wind generators on Boxing Day.