BREAKING NEWS: Snow blankets Britain with further falls of 8cm forecast


UK snow

The UK has woken up to a heavy snowfall after the thermometer hit zero in many parts of the country.

A deep blanket of snow covered West Yorkshire this morning, Thursday, March 31.

And heavy snow also fell in Manchester and Durham.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather alert for ice across eastern parts of Scotland and England for Thursday morning.

The sudden cold snap – powered by a blast of air from the Artic – comes a week after the start of Spring and just days after a glorious weekend of blue skies and sunshine.

More snow is on the way too.

Weather mapper WXCharts shows that the wintry temperatures could bring up to 8 cm of snow to areas of the UK on Friday.

And temperatures in Scotland are forecast to plummet to lows of -6C on Thursday and could drop  further, to -7C , on Friday morning.

The icy weather has caused long delays on the M62.

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