Winter wonderland! As parts of the country are battered by Storm Bella, other areas are covered in beautiful snow – and there’s more to come in the next few days
- A yellow weather warning for ice and snow is in place across Scotland, northern England, Northern Ireland and parts of northern Wales until Monday
- Parts of the country including Scotland and Cumbria have already had snow
- The snowfall comes as Storm Bella lashed the UK with high winds and heavy rain
Snow is set to fall in the UK as the Met Office issues warnings across the country hours after Storm Bella hit.
Parts of the UK were already blanketed on Sunday despite Bella brining high winds and heavy rain overnight.
The Met Office issued yellow weather warnings for ice and snow across Scotland, northern England, Northern Ireland and parts of north Wales.
The warnings – which mean ‘be prepared’ – come into effect at 3pm today and are due to remain in place until 6pm on Monday, with a band of rain, sleet and up to two inches of snow set to fall.
Snow and sleet is a possibility in Scotland from Sunday morning, and will move south throughout the day, bringing the risk of ice and bad driving conditions.
Snow is set to fall in the UK as the Met Office issues warnings across the country hours after Storm Bella hit. Pictured: A snow plough travels along the A82 in Glencoe, Scotland on Sunday
Parts of the UK were already blanketed on Sunday despite Bella brining high winds and heavy rain overnight. Pictured: Red deer enjoying the snow at Glencoe, Scotland
Much further south in Scotland, Killin in Stirlingshire was also covered with snow on Sunday
Glencoe was covered in a thick blanket of snow while much further south people were also out clearing drives in parts of Stirlingshire in the Central Belt on Sunday morning.
Nenthead in Cumbria was similarly wintry, with snow covering the hills of the village.
Through Sunday evening and into Monday, meteorologists are warning the snow and ice could also pose a risk to more central and southern areas of England.
Further into the week and towards the New Year conditions will remain cold with sunshine and the possibility of wintry showers, the Met Office said.
The snow came as winds caused by Storm Bella reached more than 100mph overnight, while rain lashed the UK.
The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for ice and snow across Scotland, northern England, Northern Ireland and parts of north Wales. It is due to in place until Monday, with a band of rain, sleet and up to two inches of snow set to fall
In Cumbria, Nenthead had a sprinkling of snow on Sunday amid warnings of more to come
The snow lay on the fields around the Cumbrian village of Nenthead, creating a wintry scene
Two threat to life flood warnings remain in place in Northamptonshire after days of wintry weather across the Christmas break, with a cold snap with icy and wintry conditions still to come.
People in areas that have suffered major flooding in recent days are among those who can expect snow, The Sun reported.
The top wind speed was recorded at the Needles on the Isle of Wight where it reached 106mph overnight on Saturday.
As well as the stormy conditions, temperatures will stay frosty in some parts into next week, prompting health professionals to offer advice on how to keep safe in colder weather.
Dr Ishani Kar-Purkayastha, consultant in public health at Public Health England said: ‘Heat your home to at least 18C if you can, particularly if you have reduced mobility, are 65 and over, or have a health condition such as heart or lung disease.’
Storm Bella follows relatively calm and cold conditions across the UK on Friday, which saw a white Christmas for some more northerly parts of the country.