Weather forecast: The Met Office warns of power outages and travel chaos as Arctic blast brings more snow

Weather forecast: The Met Office warns of power outages and travel chaos as Arctic blast brings more snow

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Power outages and travel disruptions are possible on Friday The Arctic blast brings more snow And ice to the UK.

Yellow warnings for snow and ice are in effect all day Friday In all four countries, forecasters urged people to “be careful.”

This comes after dozens of schools were forced to close their doors on Thursday due to bad weather conditions.

The Met Office in Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, measured about 10cm of snow on Thursday, while 9cm was recorded in Bingley, West Yorkshire.

A total of 43.2mm of rain was measured in Harbertonford, south Devon, almost half the average the area usually gets in February.

Dan Stroud, operational meteorologist at the Met Office, said overnight temperatures on Thursday fell to -13.8C at Altnahara, in the Scottish Highlands, while temperatures in Exeter reached 13.6C.

“We’ve been through the worst of it, but it’s still not quite clear,” he said. In places where snow falls, we see that there is a risk of some icy spots appearing on the roads.

“Maybe the focus is starting to shift more toward the ice, and people have to be careful.”

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