Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Snow fuels winter chill factor

A snow plough clears paths in Tow Law, County Durham, after overnight snowfall

More snow has fallen across the north of the UK overnight, with up to 10 cms settling across the high mountains.

Overnight Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland have seen up to 5cm fall, with up to 4cm settling in Teesside and County Durham in northern England.

A covering of 10cms has decorated mountains in Cumbria, Northumbria and parts of Scotland.

But areas further south, including Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, escaped the snowfall - greeted with rain fall and very cold temperatures instead.

The showers hitting sub-zero road surfaces will have resulted icy conditions for drivers, a weather expert said.

But while eastern England shiver in temperatures dipping to -4C, and -7C in western Scotland, areas of Cornwall and west Wales enjoy far warmer highs of 11C.

It comes just days after severe flooding hit Britain, from which many areas are still recovering.

Brendan Jones, a meteorologist at MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association said this morning: "Overnight we have had snow across north England and parts of Scotland, and it is still continuing.

"In some areas further south the snow instead turned to rain, hitting very cold conditions causing some quite tricky conditions on the roads.

"But a warmer air coming in from the west brought much milder temperatures in the west."

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