Snow expected to hit Worcestershire again this weekend


During the cold snap earlier this month, motorists in two parts of the United Kingdom reported getting stuck for 17 or 18 hours as snow and high winds brought treacherous driving conditions. Winds easing slowly. Maximum temperature 1 °C.

Dramatic pictures showed the extent of the danger across the North East coast on Sunday as people were warned to stay away from risk areas. "Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces are expected".

And Highways England ordered motorists to avoid trans-Pennine roads "if possible" - including the busy M62 and M1.

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Strong east or north-easterly winds could see snow drifts build up, especially on the hills, and the Met Office said the snow could "strand some vehicles and passengers".

Dr Thomas Waite, a Consultant in Health Protection at Public Health England, said the freezing blast "may come as a shock to the system for some whose bodies may struggle to cope in cold weather".

Monday probably a little brighter and mostly dry.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkhill said: "It will be bitterly cold with some snow for many places over the weekend".

A yellow warning of ice and snow remains in place across the region for the rest of today and into tomorrow morning.

On the trains, South Western Railway has warned that the snow and cold weather conditions could affect journeys.

The "Mini Beast from the East" has brought snow back to south London a few short weeks since the major disruption caused by the first "beast".

The snow will start to fall at around 5pm on today (Friday 15th March) throughout the night.

The Met Office has predicted snow in north-east Worcestershire on Saturday, with another downfall expected to hit Worcester on Sunday.

Although sunshime was promised, London has been pelted by snow showers throughout the day.

National Express is reporting that a number of its bus routes have been amended because of the snow, including the number 45 from West Bromwich to Walsall.