Brits wake up to blankets of snow across the UK as MORE predicted to come today

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for snow and ice in northern England, western Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Strong winds are also expected to make an appearance, with gusts reaching speeds of 60mph expected to hit southern England today and may cause some travel disruption.

A photographer was nearly swept out to sea while trying to take a picture of today's weather conditions was badly injured when a sign was blown off a building hit him on the head.

The man was sent flying after 70mph winds swept him off his feet in Gorleston, Norfolk.

Ambulance crews arrived and gave him first-aid on the spot before wrapping him in a foil blanket and taking him to hospital.

It will feel colder across the whole country as Arctic air blasts in, sending temperatures tumbling to meagre highs of just 11C.

Tuesday will be cold and rainy with severe gales on coastal areas and high grounds with speeds up to 75mph with Northern Ireland and the Republic the worst affected.

Those gale force winds and rain will continue as they move across England and Wales affecting most parts on Wednesday.


Met Office has also issued a yellow weather warning for Northern Ireland on Tuesday due to the gales which then covers most of England as well on Wednesday.

Once again gale force winds are expected with speeds of up to 75mph on coastal areas as well as the hills and high ground.

Yorkshire and the Midlands have been hit with heavy snow this morning, while the Queen's Norfolk estate at Sandringham was hit by a power cut as the wind sent trees crashing across high-voltage cables.

Pictures show snowed-up South Yorkshire this morning, where about 4in of snow fell overnight.

A jet stream from the Atlantic is driving the wintry weather causing problems for thousands.

While northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland will get snow and ice across many parts, southern Wales and England will get blasted by strong winds.

In the South, there will be delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport, and bus and train journeys could take longer.

Devon and Cornwall Police tweeted: "Police receiving exceptional number of calls from right across Devon and Cornwall re fallen trees across roads this morning due to the high winds. Please reduce speed and be vigilant when driving."

The Met Office also warns of short-term power loss and for coastal areas to be affected by spray and large waves.

Elsewhere will be hit with snow and ice and the Met Office warns of travelling on icy roads and of injuries from slipping.

Met Office forecaster Jon Snow told Sun Online: "Temperatures may not reach higher than 10C in the south, and it will feel particularly cold in the north."

In addition to snow, winds are due to pick up on Monday night as well, mainly around Northern Ireland and western Scotland with speeds mostly around 40-50mph at their peak.

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