Forecasters issue ‘danger to life’ warning as snow to hit London and South East


Thursday, the Met Office have issued a “danger to life” warning, as snow is set to hit the capital and the South East, Thursday afternoon and to last up to nine hours.

The UK is the coldest it has been for seven years, with the mercury hitting as low as -14.4c in Braemar, Thursday morning.

The Met Office said in a statement, “A band of rain will arrive from the southwest on Thursday afternoon, quickly turning to snow and becoming heavy at times.

“Three to seven cm is likely to accumulate quickly, within two to three hours, with up to 10 cm in some places.

“The highest snowfall accumulations are likely to be in areas above 150 metres or so.”

Adding, “There is a good chance that some rural communities could become cut off.

“Power cuts are likely and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, could be affected.”