- Official Met Office figures for snowfall on Tuesday showed the worst-hit areas were Tulloch Bridge, Inverness-shire, with 11cm, and Spadeadam, Cumbria, with 10cm.
- The airports urged people to check the status of their flight before travelling after the Met Office said Britain was facing “very significant” snowfall this week.
- Manchester and Liverpool airports have temporarily halted flights due to the severe weather, with images posted to social media showing both runways blanketed in snow.
- Schools in Manchester and Liverpool have reported closures today as the freezing temperatures set in.
- Parts of Wales have been affected by the wintry conditions, especially as more than 100 schools have been forced to close.
- The Met Office has issued an updated yellow weather warning for snow and ice on Thursday and Friday.
- The forecaster is now warning of more snow and ice between 1pm on Thursday and 9pm on Friday across much of England and Wales.
- Around 2,400 soldiers are said to be poised to assist following warnings “dangerous weather” will cut power supplies and leave people in rural communities snowed in.
***SEVERE UK YELLOW ALERT***
UK COLD WEATHER LEVEL 2 YELLOW
UK COLD WEATHER LEVEL 3 AMBER ALERT ISSUED
***‘BEAST FROM THE EAST’ ALERT***
DISRUPTIVE SNOW COULD HIT THE UK
NEXT WEEK ACCORDING TO THE ‘MET
UK Cold Weather Level 2 Yellow Alert Issued
Judah Cohen @judah47 has just announced the following news: It’s official Stratospheric Major Warming and #PolarVortex split! Second in two years. Both PV splits under different phases of ENSO, MJO and QBO. What is the same? High October Eurasian #snow cover extent and low Barents-Kara sea ice concentration both years. Coincidence?
There have been many headlines in recent days proclaiming a return of the ‘Beast from the East’ and ‘triple polar vortex to trigger heavy snow’ with bookies reportedly cutting the odds that this month will end as the coldest January on record following a sudden stratospheric warming high above the Arctic.
So, just how much truth lies behind these headlines and what can we really say about the weather for the coming month? Our Deputy Chief Meteorologist Jason Kelly explains.
Well, it is true that a sudden stratospheric warming has happened. The warming started around 22 December 2018 and the winds at around 30km above the North Pole have now reversed from westerly to easterly. At ground level we know that sudden stratospheric warmings tend to weaken the UK’s prevailing mild westerly winds, increasing the chances of us seeing colder weather a couple of weeks after…
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