BBC Weather forecast: ANOTHER belt of snow set to STRIKE the UK within hours

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BBC Weather forecast another “really cold” day and outline where in the UK will be hit by more throughout Friday and into the weekend.

Thousands of schools have been closed in the UK and the Met Office implemented red weather warnings on Wednesday and Thursday in Scotland and the southeast of England and southern Wales urging people to “take action” in the stormy weather.

and is colliding with the so-called ‘Beast from the East’ weather system which brought Siberian winds to the Isles.

BBC weather forecaster Phil Avery said the freezing weather was going to continue gripping Britain and bring more snow to the country.

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BBC•WXCHARTSBBC Weather forecast: More snow to hit UK this afternoon and into this evening

He said: “The rest of the day still really cold, windchill I’m afraid still a factor in proceedings. Simply because of the amount of isobars on that chart and we are not out of the weather woods just yet because that low pressure is throwing yet another belt of snow.

“Slowly but surely up and across the southern half of the British isles, through the rest of the afternoon and as you will see, on into the evening as well.

“Further north, away form that particular feature, we still have the cold easterly and southeasterly wind. Still a peppering of snow showers across northern and eastern parts of Scotland and the northeast of England. Wherever you are spending the rest of the day it will feel pretty cold.

“This is the way that we are shaping up with regard to snowfall. Widely we are expecting the possibility of between 1cm-5cm, but over the hills in the west, particularly into the Welsh mountains, we could be looking at yet another 10cm to 15cm.

“Through the evening rush hour and overnight with that belt the weather gradually eases away a little bit further north, tending to fade away as it so does.”

Hundreds of Brits have been stranded overnight on the roads in southwest England and the military were called in to help rescue motorists.

We are not out of the weather woods just yet because that low pressure is throwing yet another belt of snow

BBC weather forecaster Phil Avery

Gusts are expected to hit between 60mph and 70mph and warnings are in place across the East Midlands, North-west England, Wales, The West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber.

Met Office chief forecaster Paul Gundersen warned winds will be strong enough to topple trees and damage buildings.

weather forecaster Simon King said: “We have got some freezing rain at the moment across southern parts of England and south Wales and that is really quite hazardous freezing rain because it is rain the is falling on frozen surfaces so that it is instantly freezing.

“Treacherous conditions in places actually because of that freezing rain across parts of the south, so really watch out for that.

“In terms of snowfall this morning we have got some snow across mid-Wales, the south Midlands, more in the northeast of England up into the north and the east of Scotland as we have had over the last few days.

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