London: Snow falls in the capital as temperatures drop below 0

A strip of snow has blanketed the east of the country, stretching from East Anglia to Scotland (Image: LNP)

Snow falls on London and several other parts of the country as the UK continues to sink deeper into winter.

There were frost warnings across the country, and things took a decisive turn overnight.

Windy temperatures in rural places start the day off at -6 degrees Celsius, according to the Met Office.

Snowfall has been reported across England, with larger blizzards causing disruption further north.

Middlesbrough was one of the hardest hit overnight, with fires blanketing the Northeast town and leading to rush hour road crashes.

According to BBC Weather radar images, snow fell across the UK in the early hours of Thursday.

Along with a band of sleet affecting Wales, the South East and the capital, it has also lashed much of England’s east coast, with scattered showers across northern Scotland.

Middlesbrough and other areas in the east of England have been covered in snow (Image: LNP)
Middlesbrough and more broadly the Northeast are still calculating the cost of Hurricane Arwen last week (Image: LNP)

The Met Office has forecast rain and sleet in some parts of the country this morning, with a clear snow cover from the southwest for the day.

They said showers affecting the North and East would slowly be limited to Norfolk this afternoon, with showers along the North Sea coast slowly easing.

Expect to be inland mostly dry and sunny but you will feel very cold anywhere.

Yellow ice warnings are in place for South West and much of Wales, the east coast between East Anglia and Edinburgh and northern Scotland.

Alex Deakin from the Met Office told Sun: ‘Wherever we have things falling out of the sky, with temperatures down to 2 degrees Celsius or below freezing, everything is likely to freeze.

‘Here are the temperatures in towns and cities. Rural areas will dip below freezing, -5C or -6C in some places starting on Thursday. ‘

BBC weather radar shows a band of snow falling on the east coast and another moving over London (Image: BBC Weather)
People in some parts of the country are being warned to be careful when going out this morning (Image: Met Office)

Some of the coldest weather has hit parts of the country, where thousands of people are still without power in the wake of Hurricane Arwen.

Some residents in rural, higher areas of Northumberland, County Durham and Cumbria have been warned it could take until Christmas for power to be restored.

Jessica May Teasdale, 35, whose home in Stanley, County Durham, lost power on Friday night, described the experience as a ‘nightmare’ and said her area had been ‘abandoned’ by the government. .

As of 8am, the temperature in Stanley is like -5C and won’t go above freezing all day.

According to forecasters, the snow is expected to dissipate during the day but is likely to return by the end of the week.

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