Britain Wakes up to Blankets of Snow as Storm Caroline Leaves Arctic Chill

December 8, 2017 Updated: December 8, 2017

Some Britons woke up to see blankets of snow this Friday, as meteorologists warned that snow up to 20 cm could hit some parts of the country.

Major snowfall that is predicted for parts of Britain this weekend could cause disruption in certain areas.

Snowfall and icy winds are expected to hit parts of Scotland, Wales, southwest and northern England, the Yorkshire and Humber region, the Midlands, and the home counties, according to

The Arctic chill comes in the wake of Storm Caroline that brought winds as high as 90 mph.

Snow up to 7-12 cm could be possible on higher ground, before it turns to rain. Up to 20 cm of snow could accumulate on higher ground, the website reported.

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

An amber weather warning is in place between 4 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, with heavy snow likely to affect Wales, the Midlands and parts of Northern England on Sunday.

It warned that the downfall could interrupt power supplies and cut off rural communities.

Sunday’s yellow warning that was already in place could affect some central parts of the UK, leave vehicles stranded, and cause delays and cancellations to rail and air travel.

Another yellow warning is in place for Friday and Saturday for snow and ice.

The Met Office warned: “2-5 cm of snow is likely in places over the warning area. 10-20 cm is possible for some locations, mainly in northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, north Wales and perhaps the northwest Midlands.

“Icy surfaces are also likely to be an additional hazard, especially overnight. The heaviest and most frequent snow showers will progressively become confined to northeast Scotland during Saturday.”

A spokesperson for The Weather Channel said: “A band of snow will push eastwards through Sunday but this will readily turn to rain over central and southern areas.

“Up to 7-12 cm snow accumulation is expected for the Pennines. Northern Scotland may escape dry with plenty of winter sun.”

The spokesperson added that temperatures will still remain cold in the low- to mid-single figures, and light and variable winds.

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