UK weather forecast: 'HORRIBLE' blizzards set to CUT OFF villages and lead to ...

The Met Office warned new snow showers throughout Thursday evening and Friday morning could add to the heaps of snow that have accumulated over the past few days – potentially cutting off entire villages and cutting power.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said: "Through this afternoon and overnight we are particularly concerned about parts of the south-west of England into parts of Somerset, up towards parts of South Wales.

"Across this area 10-20cm of snow is likely, maybe as much as 40cm, possibly even 50cm on the hills but it’s going to be almost impossible to measure it because of the strength of the wind. Gusty winds blowing that snow around means blizzards. Dangerous travelling conditions.

"Power cuts, villages getting cut off: those kinds of things are expected to happen certainly in the red area and possibly in the amber area as well."

MET OFFICEUK snow forecast - Villages could be cut off because of the snow

The Met Office issued its second red weather warning in less than two days covering a large area between south-west England and Wales.

Britain is on red alert

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