UK weather: Snow to spark travel chaos as more weather warnings issued after four-inch blizzards hit parts of Britain

SNOW is set to spark travel chaos throughout the country as more weather warnings are issued in response to four-inch blizzards.

Yellow warnings have been slapped on some parts of Scotland and the north of the country as 20cm of snowfall is expected to fall.

Last night was the coldest night of the year so far with temperatures dropping to an icy minus 10C in parts of Scotland.

Alex Burkill, meteorologist at the Met Office, said that the “most significant snow” was likely to fall in England, in Cumbria and the Pennines – where areas above 400m could see up to 10cm.

“That’s a significant amount of snow especially this early in December,” he said.

“The snowiest months are usually a bit later into winter, January and February and also it’s very early in December at the moment.”

The Met Office said the cold spell is expected to last until Friday but that the weekend would see brighter weather and even some sunshine.

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