Snow and ice set to blanket Britain this weekend

Snow and ice set to blanket Britain this weekend

But while the Met Office has issued amber weather warnings and a "threat to life" amid flying debris, many have poked fun at the storm damage - or lack thereof - in their area.

The Met Office says northern and western parts of the United Kingdom are set to endure another day of "frequent blustery snow and hail showers" and a widespread frost will befall inland areas overnight as we head into the weekend.

While the worst of the wind and snow are expected in northern parts of the United Kingdom, the Met Office is warning that "scattered sleet and snow showers can be expected nearly anywhere in the UK" tonight.

A yellow "be aware" warning has also now been put in place for central and parts of southern Scotland.

This interactive module, which is continuously updated, represents the picture across the UK. Outside of the snow showers, there will be bright sunshine. Gales of more than 90mph can be seen directly over coastal areas and the south coast of the country.

The Highlands, Northern Ireland and Wales woke to wintry scenes on Friday, with ongoing snowfall in many parts of Britain causing power cuts, school closures, and travel disruption.

"Wind speeds remain too high in the very north of Scotland, which is why services to Wick, Thurso and Kyle of Lochalsh remain suspended".

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Scotland's Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said: 'With stormy weather expected across the north of Scotland we would urge people to check with their operators before they travel, especially if they are planning a ferry journey.

Snow and falling temperatures are also forecast for parts of Britain later in the week.

Forecasters are expecting the storm - the third named storm of the year - to bring gusts of up to 80mph in northern Scotland.

CNR International said 69 of the 159 staff on Ninian South, about 240 miles from Aberdeen, would be leaving the structure as a precaution.

With cold air in place, a spell of snow looks likely to develop on its northern edge.

Cold temperatures are likely to remain well into next week, with forecasters warning that Sunday could see further heavy snow showers.

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