UK weather: Snow causes chaos as temperatures hit lowest for seven years – latest news and forecast
Commuters face another evening of misery as snow and ice is building up in the south of England.
A weather warning is in force for snow affecting southern parts of England, which will continue to move slowly southwards this evening.
London City Airport announced it had closed its runway due to heavy snow, resulting in flight cancellations.
Meanwhile, up to 19cm of snow had settled at RAF Odiham in Hampshire, according to the Met Office.
There are challenging driving conditions and delays on the M3, A303 and A34 in Hampshire and Wiltshire.
More snow is forecast going into the weekend, and though it is unlikely to be as heavy, there is a danger of untreated, treacherous ice covering paths and roads.
Conditions will be largely bright and cold through Saturday but a widespread hard frost and freezing fog are forecast for the early hours of Sunday.
This morning, the weather caused chaos across Britain’s rail network, roads and airports.
The Met Office warned of an additional 5cm of snow on top of the existing blanketing, meaning there was a potential risk to life.
Overnight snow caused flights to be grounded across the country, including the complete closure of the runways at Bristol and Bournemouth.
Drivers were forced to abandon their cars in the evening commute on Thursday, with more than 100 people seeking refuge at a pub on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall having ditched their vehicles on the A30.
Categories: Record Cold and Snow