Heavy snowfall is expected across the country today as Britain braces itself for the arrival of Storm Emma from the Atlantic.
The Met Office escalated a heavy snow weather warning for south-west England and south Wales to red - its highest level - meaning "widespread damage, travel and power disruption and risk to life is likely" from 3pm.
The warning says: “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.Related articles
“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.”Where is storm Emma going to hit?
The latest maps from Windy.com show the eye of the storm in the Atlantic as its ferocious winds move past the west coast of Spain.
WXCHARTS/MET OFFICESnow storm Emma: Up to 50cm of snow is expected as a result of the storm
The storm is expected to sweep into the UK later on today moving from Cornwall up into the south-west of England onto Wales.
By 11pm tonight, the storm’s eye will by off the coast of France, near Brest - but the fierce winds will have been