Sunday, 28 December 2014

Snow delays flights, brings roads to standstill across UK...................

LONDON: Heavy snowfall and winter storms have swept parts of the UK, resulting in flight delays and closing of roads leaving dozens of passengers stranded.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning across the whole of the UK as temperatures are set to plunge. They said temperatures could drop as low as -10 degree Celsius at the start of next week.

Dozens of passengers and drivers were stranded overnight in Yorkshire after snowfall swept parts of the UK.

A group of coach passengers spent the night in a Sheffield church.

Northern Ireland, Wales, central and northern England and southern Scotland all experienced rain, sleet and snow.

Fierce winds affected London and the south east. The Met Office issued a number of yellow warnings for snow and wind for regions across the UK.

Forecasters say the "worst of the snow" has now passed but it will remain cold throughout the day and freezing temperatures will return to the affected areas.

Liverpool Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport have reopened after closing yesterday.

Some passengers faced delays at Manchester Airport after flights were diverted there from Liverpool and Leeds.

The police has warned of hazardous conditions on the roads, especially in Staffordshire and Cheshire.