The Met Office has issued a yellow “severe weather” warning as snow and ice will hit parts of Scotland and all of England and Wales for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Rural communities could be cut off, and some schools in rural areas are already planning a snow day for Wednesday. There is an 80% chance London will see snow and a huge portion of the South East will be white.
❄️ A yellow severe weather warning for #snow has been issued for Tuesday night and Wednesday morning for southeast England. 1-3 cm of #uksnow are expected widely. Stay #weatheraware ❄️ pic.twitter.com/FYEzwUo2Aq
— Met Office (@metoffice) January 27, 2019
London commuters beware, in a statement, Southeastern said, “When the mercury plummets, even the lightest dusting of snow or rain can freeze and insulate the electric rail.
“This cuts power to our trains and stops them moving with any speed. By running the winter weather timetable we enable trains to stop and start less which means they are less likely to get stuck.”
Chief Meteorologist Paul Gundersen said, “As the moist air from a weather system bringing storms to France clashes with the cold air sitting over the UK, it brings the chance of wintry showers and snow disruption to most parts.
“It’s not possible at this stage to be certain where exactly will see the worst impacts of any snow, but people need to be prepared for the possibility of disruption and make sure they check the forecast regularly.
“Areas of higher ground are most likely to see significant snowfall, so it’s particularly important to take extra care when planning and travelling in those places.”