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Met Office issues weather warning as next three days snow will fall in UK

Snow, rain and wind are forecast to sweep across parts of the UK in the coming days Met Office.

Forecasters have now issued a yellow warning for snow on Tuesday, covering most of Scotland and extending down to Manchester.

Two yellow wind warnings were also issued that day, covering all of England and Wales and parts of Scotland.

Meanwhile, thousands of households are still waiting to be reconnected to the power supply after Hurricane Arwen.

About 4,700 homes across the north England and Scotland There is still no supply – more than a week after the storm made landfall on November 26, according to industry body the Energy Network Association (ENA).

On Saturday, Boris Johnson said he has held calls with Arwen responders, adding that he remains “concerned” that thousands of households are still without power.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said Government stands ready to further assist with the restoration work “in any way possible”.

With work still underway to restore power, forecasters predict low temperatures between 4°C (39°F) and 6°C (43°C) accompanied by some gusts of wind. strong for the region in the coming days.

The Met Office is expected to see “unsettled” weather, with snow in the Cairngorms and Northern Pennines overnight on Saturday before turning drier and less windy on Sunday.

Workers repair broken power lines after Hurricane Arwen (ENA/PA)

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However, the temporary relief will end on Monday when a band of rain and snow, along with more wind, is expected in the second half of the day.

From Tuesday, the UK will continue to experience wind, rain and snow – with the possibility of more strong winds, although not as strong as Arwen, on Wednesday.

Simon Partridge, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “In terms of the process of reconnecting the power supply and getting to remote areas, it doesn’t help – maybe tomorrow is the best day and maybe the first half of Tuesday, some pretty conditions.

“Also, a little bit of rain, some snow on the hills, and some strong winds – definitely help slow down the reconnection of supplies and getting to more distant locations to clear the trees, etc.

“It’s certainly not ideal, and the higher elevations are bound to get some more snow in the coming days.”

A tree fell in New York in North Tyneside after Cyclone Arwen devastated much of England (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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The Met Office has also issued a yellow weather warning for rain for parts of north-east England and a yellow warning for snow for parts of south-east Scotland.

The lengthy delays have prompted energy regulator Ofgem to warn it will take action against network companies that fail to restore electricity to customers quickly enough after the storm.

It has also agreed with companies to lift the £700 limit on compensation that can be awarded to customers.

The change will allow affected people to claim £70 for every 12-hour period in which they are without power, after an initial £70 for the first 48 hours.

Chief executive Jonathan Brearley told BBC Radio 4 programme: “We are extremely concerned about customers who have been without power for more than a week now.

Royal Marines from 45th Command visit remote communities and vulnerable households in the Banchory area of ​​Aberdeenshire (PA/MoD)

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“We want to determine the facts and make sure we understand what happened, whether the internet companies have met their obligations. If they don’t, we will take enforcement action.

“We have clear expectations about how quickly they will get people back into the system.

“We recognize the difficult circumstances those companies are facing. But what we expect from network companies is to not stop connecting people, but also offer support.”

He later told BBC Breakfast: “One thing we did was we told the network companies, and they agreed, they raised the limit on the compensation they would give guests. customers and they’ll make sure those customers get some compensation for everything they’ve been through. “

The Ministry of Defense said 297 staff from the British Army and Royal Marines were supporting civilian authorities and were conducting door-to-door checks of vulnerable people in their homes and providing reassurance to the local community.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-snow-met-office-forecast-b1970080.html Met Office issues weather warning as next three days snow will fall in UK

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