SNOW is set to fall for another TWO WEEKS as freezing temperatures will set in after killer Storm Arwen ripped through Britain.

Frozen flurries hit parts of the UK yesterday along with gusts of almost 100mph as a rare red wind warning was issued on Friday.

But freezing conditions are set to continue into December.

WX Charts show the wintery weather will continue next Friday affecting England, Scotland and Wales.

And Brits will be braced for weeks of cold conditions – as more snow is currently also forecast for December 13.

This means that snow is set to fall – potentially causing transport and travel issues – in the next two weeks.

Read our weather live blog for the latest forecasts and updates…

  • Adriana Elgueta

    STILL SNOWED IN

    50 people are still trapped in a Yorkshire pubCredit: PA

    Good Morning Britain viewers were left shocked at the snowy scenes at the Tan Hill Inn this morning.

    Customers have been digging themselves out since Friday, November 26 but many of them are still stuck.

    Britain's highest pub 's manager, Nicola Tonwsend revealed she still had 55 people trapped with many left sleeping on the floor.

  • Adriana Elgueta

    POWER OUTAGE

    Tens of thousands of homes were left without power and brought widespread snow this weekend.

    Northern Powergrid, which supplies energy to the northeast, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, said 240,000 customers lost service but on Sunday supply had been restored to 200,000.

    Electricity North West, which provides energy for an area between the Scottish border and Stockport, said 67,000 of 83,000 customers who lost power had seen their supply restored.

  • Adriana Elgueta

    ‘Coldest night of season'

    Forecasters have warned of the “coldest night of the season” for parts of the UK, last night with temperatures dropping to as low as -10C.

    The Met Office has said it expected to see the mercury fall below zero in many parts of the country, including in cities such as London, where it reached -2C in the late hours of Sunday.

    It has also issued two yellow ice warnings – one across eastern parts of Scotland, and another stretching from the northeast of England down to the south coast from Sunday afternoon.

  • Milica Cosic

    Weather outlook for Monday

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas… cold weather, globes, scarves and wrapping up warm! We just need the snow to go with it.

    Monday will be mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading into western areas. Rain may fall as sleet and snow for a time across the north-east

  • Milica Cosic

    Safely de-ice without damaging your windscreen

    The frost on your vehicle could contain rocks and other sharp material, which could crack your windshield if it’s pressed too hard.

    Turning the car on and sticking on the heaters for five to 10 minutes will also make your life easier and prevent you needing to press hard to clear any ice.

    Some posh ice scrapers made of glass have appeared on the market, but using such a material in our modest winter temperatures can be risky.

    Plastic or rubber is the safer choice, even if it needs a bit more elbow grease.

  • Milica Cosic

    Brits hit by ice warning 

    ICE warnings are in force for much of the UK as Storm Arwen rips through the nation.

    The killer conditions have sent temperatures tumbling and brought gusts of almost 100mph.

    And the “cold and frosty” weather is forecast to stick around – for up to two weeks.

    Yellow weather warnings for ice today cover central, eastern and southern England, and north east Scotland.

    They stretch from as far north as Aberdeen down to Southampton on the Hampshire coast.

    The conditions are expected to make for “tricky travel” until at least 10am today.

  • Milica Cosic

    When is it too cold to go to work?

    The Met Office has warned that shots of Arctic air will hit the UK shores in the coming days – "meaning much colder and wetter weather".

    Up to 20 inches of snow are predicted to fall in Scotland starting from Sunday, with the icy weather moving further down the country over the following days.

    Everyone loves a snow day but unfortunately there is no guarantee of a day off just because it is snowing.

    There is no law for minimum or maximum working temperatures.

  • Milica Cosic

    Monday morning to be a chilly one

    Met Office forecaster Tom Morgan said: "As Storm Arwen is clearing out to Europe, a cold northerly flow of wind has been left behind in the UK, causing some of the bitterly cold temperatures we've seen.

    "There is set to be further wintry weather on Sunday, with snow expected to fall across areas in Scotland and northern England, and even in parts of southern and central England.

    "Parts of Scotland and northern England, where snow is on the ground, will be very cold again tonight, with the temperature certainly falling below zero and even as low as -10C, which would make it the coldest night of the season so far.

    "Though this is expected to be the exception rather than the rule, temperatures of below freezing will be widespread, including in London and the South East which could hit -2C.

    "Even if you do live in a city, you can expect to be scraping frost, ice or even snow off your cars on Monday morning."

  • Milica Cosic

    Winter driving laws you need to know

    FROSTY conditions bring tougher roads – and the possibility of huge fines for drivers.

    We reveal which rules are easiest to break at this time of year and how to make sure you steer clear of any trouble.

    • Clean your windscreen or face a fine – or worse
    • Wear proper footwear
    • Check your tyres
    • Clear the roof

    Read the article in full here.

    • Milica Cosic

      Wintery weather to continue

      WX Charts show the wintery weather will continue next Friday affecting England, Scotland and Wales.

      And Brits will be braced for weeks of cold conditions – as more snow is currently also forecast for December 13.

      This means that snow is set to fall – potentially causing transport and travel issues – in the next two weeks.

    • Milica Cosic

      Explained: Should I leave my car running to warm it up?

      Avoid doing this if you can. Leaving your car engine going before you start driving doesn’t actually help the engine, but just ramps up your fuel use and emissions.

      Cars older than 20 years do need warming up to get going in the cold weather.

      But most modern engines adjust their temperature accordingly, so car experts say you shouldn’t leave your car running for more than 30 seconds before driving.

    • Milica Cosic

      Snow to fall for TWO WEEKS 

      SNOW is set to fall for TWO WEEKS as freezing temperatures will set in after killer Storm Arwen ripped through Britain.

      Frozen flurries hit parts of the UK yesterday along with gusts of almost 100mph as a rare red wind warning was issued on Friday.

      But freezing conditions are set to continue into December.

    • Milica Cosic

      Universal Credit recipients get help in cold weather

      You may be able to get Cold Weather Payments if you claim certain benefits.

      If you’re eligible, you could get £25 if the average temperature in your area is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees celsius or below over seven consecutive days. 

      For this year, the scheme runs between November 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021.

      You’ll get the payments if you’re on Pension Credit, Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit or Support for Mortgage Interest.

      You don’t need to apply, as you’ll get paid automatically.

    • Milica Cosic

      Explained: How cold does it have to get in order to be sent home?

      There isn't a set temperature where employers have to send their employees home because it's too cold.

      However, they should be able to provide regular breaks and plenty of opportunities to drink a hot drink.
      In addition, it's the employer's responsibility to ensure that the workplace has additional heating if the temperatures do get too cold.

      Employers are recommended to include flexible working hours or rotas to help reduce the effects of a cold snap, but don't have to.

      Kate Palmer, head of advisory at employment law consultancy Peninsula, told The Sun Online an employer has no obligation to pay an employee if they fail to turn up for work because:

      1. The weather is bad
      2. Public transport is not running
      3. Hours missed if they turn up late
    • Milica Cosic

      How should you prepare for safe driving in snow?

      Before heading off in the snow, plan your journey carefully and keep up-to-date with local weather reports.

      Also:

      • Allow more time than you usually would and ensure all the snow is clear from your vehicle.
      • It is actually against the law to drive with snow on your car.
      • Carry a lock de-icer with you to clear your locks.
      • Make sure any auto wiper control is switched off before turning the ignition on.
      • If they are frozen to the screen the control fuse will blow.
      • Check your tyres for adequate tread so the grip is sufficient. If conditions are very bad you may want to consider using snow socks or chains.
      • Use a good screenwash that protects down to at least -35C to prevent the water from freezing.

      Being gentler on the throttle and brakes, and slowing down particularly on rural or ungritted routes can help ensure a safe and trouble-free journey, advises the RAC.

      • Milica Cosic

        Shocking moment man is nearly swept away

        THIS is the shocking moment a man is almost swept away by a giant wave as Storm Arwen batters the coast.

        The “stupid” bloke gets a face full of saltwater on the seafront in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, as the killer conditions ripped through.

        Footage shows him watching waves come crashing towards him and he stands on the promenade.

        As they get closer, the man makes a dash for safety but the water comes crashing into him at speed.

        It then rushes along the promenade with force, completely engulfing the guy as he clings on for dear life.

        Read the article in full here.

      • Milica Cosic

        Will we have a White Christmas in the UK?

        November – Colder conditions are expected in the period, with a risk of wintry showers, mainly in the north. Temperatures are likely to be close to or just below average.

        Under high pressure, frost and fog are likely overnight, with any fog slow to clear during the morning, according to the Met Office long-range forecast.

        December – Forecasters predict December will see fog and frost early in the mornings.

        The north will see more changeable weather.

        January – January is typically the coldest month of the year in the UK. Most parts of the UK will see rain while London and parts of the south might see snow, according to forecasters.

        Temperatures are expected to reach between 2C and 7C.

      • Milica Cosic

        Explained: Why do storms have names?

        The Met Office decided to start giving storms names back in 2014, in the same way they do in America.

        The first windstorm to be named was Abigail on 10 November 2015 and since they’ve been asking the public to suggest names.

        Past storms included Storm Francis, Storm Dennis, and Storm Ophelia – and if you’re wondering whether it’s just that the public have an eclectic taste for names, the Met Office purposely pick names less common, so as to reduce any bad association with the storm.

        They hoped that naming big storms will make people more aware of them and how dangerous they can be.

        The UK storms will take it in turns to be girls’ or boys’ names but strangely, research shows that hurricanes with female names are more likely to hurt more people than those with males names.

        Scientists think that’s because people find female names less threatening.

      • Milica Cosic

        Explained: How to turn on the iPhone snow function

        First, make sure you’re updated to iOS 15 – go to Settings > General > Software Update.

        Then grant the Weather app your location info, otherwise it won’t work.

        Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Weather and select Always.

        You’ll get even better alerts if you grant Precise Location access.

        Next, make sure the Weather app can send notifications.

        Go to Settings > Notifications > Weather > Allow Notifications, and then select which type of alerts you want.

      • Milica Cosic

        Wetherspoons accuses punters of faking injuries after ceiling collapses during Storm Arwen

        A WETHERSPOONS pub has accused punters of faking injuries after the ceiling collapsed during the Storm Arwen chaos.

        Customers fled the historic building of The North and South Wales Bank boozer in Wrexham, North Wales, when chunks of plaster fell from the ceiling.

        The pub chain giant alleged two customers “pretended” to have been injured in the Friday night drama as wild weather ripped through the area.

        A spokesperson for JD Wetherspoon said: “At 10.23pm the ceiling inside the N&S Wales Bank to the right of the bar collapsed.

        “Staff called the emergency services and evacuated the pub immediately.

        “No customers or staff were injured, although two customers pretended they had been hit.

        “But when confronted by the police and Wetherspoons staff looking at CCTV, it showed clearly that no customers were struck by any debris.”

      • Joseph Gamp

        Yellow warning extended over southern England

        The Met Office has extended its yellow warning for ice in southern England.

        The alert is in place until 10am on Monday morning.

        It tweeted: "The area of coverage of tonight's yellow #ice warning has been extended a little over southern England given this evening's #rain, #sleet and #snow, and the fact that #temperatures are likely to fall below freezing.

        "Take care if you have travel plans, and stay #WeatherAware."

      • Joseph Gamp

        Tips for travelling in snow & ice

        • Avoid travel if possible
        • If you must drive check the Highway Code for advice on driving in ice and snowy weather. A summary of the advice is: Take care around gritters. Don't be tempted to overtake.
        • Slow down – it can take 10 times longer to stop in snowy or icy conditions, so allow extra room. Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin. Manoeuvre gently and avoid harsh braking and acceleration.
        • If you start to skid, gently ease off the accelerator and avoid braking. If braking is necessary, pump the brakes don't slam them on.
        • If you get stuck, stay with your car and tie something brightly coloured to your aerial
        • If you go outside wear several layers of clothing and keep dry to prevent loss of body heat. Watch out for signs of hypothermia – uncontrollable shivering, slow/slurred speech, memory lapse and drowsiness and frostbite – loss of feeling in and pale appearance of fingers, toes, nose and ear lobes. Keep moving your arms and legs to help the blood circulate
        • Be aware of black ice. It isn't always visible and so can be an even greater hazard for both motorists and pedestrians. Black ice may be formed whe

        Cold & frosty start to Monday morning

        The Met Office has tweeted a map of expected temperatures for Monday morning.

        The weather agency tweeted that it will be a "cold and frosty start on #MondayMorning, but warming up slowly from the north and west.

        It said cloud and rain "will edge across Scotland and Northern Ireland, perhaps with a transient spell of #snow on hills for some."

        Met Office weather summary for Monday

        Fine across southeastern areas but still cold, a touch of frost during evening.

        Elsewhere, cloudier skies and patchy rain spreading southeastwards, possible early hill snow but turning less cold.

        Why do storms have names?

        The Met Office decided to start giving storms names back in 2014, in the same way they do in America.

        The first windstorm to be named was Abigail on 10 November 2015 and since they’ve been asking the public to suggest names.

        Past storms included Storm Francis, Storm Dennis, and Storm Ophelia – and if you’re wondering whether it’s just that the public have an eclectic taste for names, the Met Office purposely pick names less common, so as to reduce any bad association with the storm.

        They hoped that naming big storms will make people more aware of them and how dangerous they can be.

        The UK storms will take it in turns to be girls’ or boys’ names but strangely, research shows that hurricanes with female names are more likely to hurt more people than those with males names.

        Scientists think that’s because people find female names less threatening.

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