Met Office issues heavy snow warning for Berkshire

Warning for disruption to travel and power as strong winds to hit Northern Ireland

Weather warning as forecasters say Norfolk could be lashed by 70mph winds

Heavy snow could be making its way to the region as the Met Office issues a yellow weather warning.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind between 8am and 9pm on Sunday, January 27, with Norfolk one of the areas included in the alert.

There is chance of travel delays on roads with chances of flights and trains being cancelled, power cuts and problems with mobile phone coverage could also occur.

Rain moving eastwards across the country is expected to turn to snow as temperatures fall gradually from tonight down to as low as minus 4C (25F) on Wednesday. Three to five centimetres of snow is likely above 200 metres, with up to 10 cm in a few places. Higher ground may see a little more in the way of snow.

The UK is braced for heavy snow this week after an arctic blast hit.

Forecasters say rain or sleet showers may result in icy stretches to develop overnight.

Forecaster Simon Partridge said: 'A cold week ahead started on Sunday with a straight northerly, with air coming all the way from north of Greenland, near the North Pole.

'Wintry showers of rain, sleet, hail and snow will then follow from Tuesday.

A widespread fall of snow is expected and people have been advised to take care when heading out in case they become caught out by the severe weather.

Large waves and slightly stronger gusts are likely to pound the east coast from 8am tofay until the evening.

Three separate yellow warnings for snow and ice, covering most of the United Kingdom, have been issued, warning of road and rail delays, and hazardous untreated icy paths.

The Met Office has told residents to expect longer journey times by rail and road and ice on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths. It's the coldest it has been across Britain this winter, for sure. Staying rather cold with afternoon temperatures of just 1 to 7 degrees in freshening easterly winds.

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