Met Office weather warnings: Red warning for SNOW issued for south west - ...

Met Office red weather warningMET OFFICEMet Office red weather warnings have been issued for Wales and the south west

The warning is in place between 3pm Thursday until 2am on Friday, and covered the south west of England and parts of Wales.

The Met Office red alert warns that "you should take action now to keep yourself and others safe from the impact of the weather.

The warning said: “A spell of heavy snow and blizzard conditions is expected. The snow will be accompanied by very strong easterly winds leading to severe drifting.

“Some places could also see significant ice build up due to freezing rain from later on Thursday evening, most likely in the south of the area.

“Long delays and cancellations of public transport seem highly likely. Some roads are likely to become blocked by deep snow, stranding vehicles and passengers.

“Long interruptions to power supplies and other utilities are very likely to occur, along with damage to trees and other structures due to heavy snow or ice.”

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The Met Office chief forecaster said: "Widespread snow is expected to develop through Thursday afternoon and evening. Around 10-20 cm is likely to fall widely, with the potential for up to 30 to 50 cm over parts of Dartmoor, Exmoor and parts

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