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Snow, blizzard in London, parts of UK wreak havoc; coldest in seven years

February 2, 2019 3:05 PM |

london snowBritain snow has been wreaking havoc over the southern England region with a few parts witnessing snow over 12 inches as well, which happens to be the coldest in the last seven years or so. Heavy snowfall has been already observed over central and southern regions during the morning hours wherein the temperature fell down to -15.4 degrees Celsius in Scotland - the coldest day in the UK for seven years.

An amber weather warning has also been issued by the Met Office issued for southeastern parts which covers Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Hampshire where around 5 cm of snow expected to fall on top of the already witnessed snow. Roads are likely to remain slicky and travel delays are expected. Vehicles may be stranded due to icy roads. In fact, rural areas could also get cut from the rest with power outages likely. Southampton has already seen power outage where at least a thousand homes are without electricity after 12 hours of snow.

Cornwall has already seen its share of snow with over 100 people staying in a pub right after they abandoned their vehicles on the A30 which is currently snowbound.

Several flights from the Heathrow, Bournemouth remain cancelled as blizzard conditions batter London and its adjoining areas. Moreover, yellow weather warnings remain until Friday afternoon for South England and Wales, along with areas from Shetland to The Wash.

Transport for London has advised passengers to check their service status before leaving. As more snow is approaching, residents have been asked to take care.

Image Credit: standard.co.uk

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