UK weather forecast: Travel disruption expected as snowfall continues across Scotland and northern England

UK weather forecast: Travel disruption expected as snowfall continues across Scotland and northern England

Widespread travel disruption is again expected across the north-west of the UK while snowfall continues, with forecasters issuing a yellow weather warning.

The Met Office said ice was forming in some areas overnight and warned that commuters may face delays on roads and trains on Friday morning. 

Forecasters also said there continues to be a chance of power cuts in parts of north-west and south-west England. 

It comes after severe gales brought severe disruption to much of Britain on Thursday, with more than 140,000 homes in eastern England suffering power failures.

Damage after strong winds batter the UK in January

Across the UK, high winds brought down trees and damaged homes.

A yellow weather warning, which is expected to be lifted by 11am this morning, remains in place for most parts of northern England and Scotland.

The warning also comes after Londoners were warned yesterday of powerful winds as Met Office forecasters said “danger to life” was possible due to flying debris.

The capital and the south-east are not likely to face the same windy conditions as it did yesterday, with a brighter day ahead expected.

In statement, the Met Office said: “Early frost will lift, then it will be a cold day with sunny spells, and most places will remain dry, apart from an isolated shower in Hampshire. 

“Light or moderate westerly winds inland, sometimes brisk near coasts and exposed hills. Maximum temperature 6 °C.”