Blizzard warning issued as UK cold snap comes to an end

By Laura Moulden

The Met Office has issued an amber ‘be prepared’ warning for some areas of the UK as a final flurry of snow is expected to put an end to Britain’s cold snap.

Blizzards are predicted for Scotland, northern and eastern England and the midlands, where four to eight centimetres of fresh snow is likely to fall over Friday (January 25th).

The snowy conditions have caused widespread disruption for schools and transport over the last couple of weeks, but are not expected to continue after Friday.

Anthony Astbury, Met Office deputy chief forecaster, said:

“Many northern, central and eastern parts of the UK look set to see the final fall of snow for this cold spell. Then we will see a change to milder and more unsettled conditions, as Atlantic weather systems bring spells of wind and rain, but also some drier brighter conditions at times.”

As nationwide temperatures rise over the weekend, for some areas the mild conditions and forecasted rain are set to bring further commotion.

As the built-up snow and ice starts to thaw, The Environment Agency has issued a warning of localised flood risks to South West England and Wales.

UK residents are advised to watch out for the latest weather forecasts, severe weather warnings and flood warnings.

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