Met Office issues yellow wind warning for north Shropshire and North Wales

Met Office issues yellow wind warning for north Shropshire and North Wales

Meanwhile thousands of homes are without power this morning after last night's storm.

"We can expect lowest temperatures of zero to 4 degrees, with a risk of frost this evening".

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Showers are expected to continue into the early hours of today, especially across the north.

Forecaster with Met Eireann Liz Walsh says it will be extremely mild in the south.

Severe weather warnings for snow and ice have been upgraded as wintry conditions sweep the UK.

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An updated official weather warning for snow and ice during the end of the working week has been issued with more falls predicted. The alert remains in place until Thursday at 9am.

"Currently an amber warning in force from the Met Office for Northern Ireland, parts of Scotland".

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A heavy snow shower near the Buncrana Road in Derry on Tuesday afternoon.

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"However in the north, rain will turn to snow and sleet, with a risk of significant accumulations of snow".

The warning from Met Éireann came into effect at 11am this morning and will remain in place until 3am on Wednesday morning.

"Over exposed high ground, snow will drift in the strong winds. Also, northern parts of Northern Ireland have been added to the warning area".

Storm Fionn has created risky driving conditions across the country.

The warning comes on top of the current Yellow "Be Aware" warning for snow and ice. "A good chunk of the United Kingdom is effectively covered by snow and ice warning this morning".

On it's website, the Met Office states: "Very strong winds will affect parts of the United Kingdom during Wednesday night and into Thursday".

"There's a rapidly deepening depression heading towards the west coast, with the gale warnings that are out there now", said Met Eireann forecaster Klara Finkele. "That's clearing quickly overnight to scattered showers".

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