Wednesday, 28 February 2018

UK weather: Met Office issued red warning for extreme weather in Scotland


The Met Office has issued a red warning for extreme weather in Scotland, as a second day of heavy snow causes major disruption across swathes of the UK.

The central belt, from Edinburgh to Glasgow, is covered by the alert from 15:00 GMT, meaning the risk to life is likely, heavy snow is forecast and services will be cancelled.

Amber warnings are also in place elsewhere in Scotland, northern and eastern England, and the East Midlands.

Police advise staying off the roads.'

A number of forces have warned of poor visibility and treacherous conditions, leading to crashes and stranded motorists.
The snow has forced the closure of hundreds of schools from Cornwall to northern Scotland, after overnight temperatures dropped to almost -12C (11F) in some areas.

A number of flights have been cancelled and rail operators have warned disruption will continue throughout Wednesday.

Rural communities could also be cut off as power cuts and mobile phone network interruptions are expected.

BBC      News.