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Car stuck as North Yorkshire blanketed in snow

Temperatures dropped to as low as -10C last night following forecasts of the “coldest night of the season” for parts of the UK bringing snow and leaving some without power as Storm Arwen continued to batter the UK.

De Met Office has issued yellow warnings of severe ice across large swathes of England including Newcastle, Manchester, London and Cardiff following freezing temperatures through the night.

North West Motorway Police said 120 lorries became “stuck in the snow” on the M62.

Northern Powergrid, which supplies energy to the northeast, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, sa 240,000 customers lost service but on Sunday supply had been restored to 200,000.

Electricity North West, which provides energy for an area between the Scottish border and Stockport, sa 67,000 av 83,000 customers who lost power had seen their supply restored.

Heavy snow led to lorries getting stuck and ploughs being used in a number of areas, with pub staff and Oasis tribute band Noasis stranded since Friday in the Tan Hill Inn in the Yorkshire Dales as a result of heavy snowfall.

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Cold weather ‘worst in 45 years’ say Britons still without power

Households in Longhorsley, Northumberland, suffered a blackout on Friday night at around 8pm and are still waiting for power to be restored. The situation has left elderly and vulnerable people battling the elements just to keep warm.

Harry Foster, 83, lives on his own and has breathing difficulties in the cold weather and said the conditions are the worst he has seen in 45 år. He has been using a camper van at the end of his drive to stay warm.

The retired teacher said: “It’s been three days now since we’ve had any power. I’m living in the van right now so I hope I’m okay for gas inside it. I do have a wood burner in the house and I’ve been keeping myself going.

“I’ve been running around trying to get logs which is tiring. My phone won’t work because there’s no signal and the phone in the house won’t work because there’s no power.

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Thomas Kingsley29 november 2021 11:58
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Coldest night of the season so far as temperatures plunge to minus 8.7C

Parts of the UK had the coldest night of autumn so far with temperatures plummeting to below zero.

The Met Office said Shap in Cumbria north-west England recorded the lowest temperature of the season so far with minus 8.7C (16.34F). Bridlington in East Yorkshire meanwhile, recorded high levels of rainfall, with 14.6mm of rain overnight on Sunday. Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said that the second coldest night of the season had been on Saturday night.

Our reporter Isobel Frodsham has the full story below:

Coldest night of the season so far as temperatures plunge to minus 8.7C

The Met Office said Shap in Cumbria recorded the lowest temperature of the season so far.

Thomas Kingsley29 november 2021 11:45
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Harry Kane extends lovely gesture to fans who travelled 4,000 miles for match cancelled by snow

A pair of Tottenham fans who travelled 31 hours from Dallas, Texas to watch Spurs take on Burnley were left disappointed after the game was abandoned due to snow.

“Dallas to London to Burnley (almost there) 31 timer – no sleepfueled by coffee, cheese crackers and more coffee. Frigid temps and snow predicted for match day. The things we do when you love your club,” the fan wrote on Twitter.

derimot, after the match was cancelled, Tottenham captain Harry Kane responded to the pair offering them tickets to the next home match as his guest.

Thomas Kingsley29 november 2021 11:20
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Se: Customers snowed in for third night in a row at Britain’s highest pub

Customers snowed in for third night in a row at Britain’s highest pub
Thomas Kingsley29 november 2021 11:05
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Gritters hit the streets amid yellow ice warning

Gritters across the UK have taken to roads and pavements hit by ice as temperatures went below freezing last night

Gritters in Sheffield were out this morning where temperatures are still below zero.

Thomas Kingsley29 november 2021 10:51
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‘Arctic shot’ behind plunging temperatures

Britons experienced the “coldest night of the season” last night with temperatures as low as -10C in some parts of the UK as a result of an “Arctic shot” hitting the nation.

Met Office forecaster Tom Morgan said: “As Storm Arwen is clearing out to Europe, a cold northerly flow of wind has been left behind in the UK, causing some of the bitterly cold temperatures we’ve seen.

“There is set to be further wintry weather on Sunday, with snow expected to fall across areas in Scotland and northern England, and even in parts of southern and central England.”

Mr Morgan described the cold blast as an “arctic shot”, legge til: “Parts of Scotland and northern England, where snow is on the ground, will be very cold again tonight, with the temperature certainly falling below zero and even as low as -10C, which would make it the coldest night of the season so far.

Our reporter Grace Almond has the full story below:

Thomas Kingsley29 november 2021 10:24
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Waze to alert UK drivers of road disruptions amid Storm Arwen damage

The live sat-nav app Waze will be reflecting weather disruptions on UK roads on its live map.

Through push notifications, it is encouraging its users to report hazards caused by the bad weather when using the app to help keep fellow drivers aware of what may be ahead of them.

Ruairidh Roberts, UK Country Manager at Waze, kommenterte: “As parts of the UK have faced the effects of the arctic plunge and Storm Arwen, we urge motorists making essential journeys to be extra diligent.”

“At Waze, we are expecting delays around the country as the turbulent weather causes chaos on British roads. Som et resultat, we’ve sent out push notifications to our app users, encouraging them to report hazards caused by the bad weather, helping to keep fellow drivers safe and aware of what may be ahead of them on the roads.”

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Waze will alert drivers of road disruption

Thomas Kingsley29 november 2021 10:03
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Will there be a white Christmas this year?

As Britons braved snowy weather and freezing temperatures this weekend, the prospect of a white Christmas has begun to excite many.

derimot, it is too soon to begin making predictions with any confidence but, interestingly, Speilet reports that uncertainty currently reigns to such an extent that the Met Office and the BBC are said to be “at war” over the issue, so opposing are their respective forecasts.

While the former is predicting months of only mild weather ahead “consistent with a warming climate”, the latter, which takes its information from private contractor Data Transmission Network, says the UK is about to be hit by a deep freeze.

Our reporter Joe Sommerlad has the full story:

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Arctic winds sending temperatures tumbling as we enter December but opinion divided among experts on whether Britain will experience coldest winter since 2010

Thomas Kingsley29 november 2021 09:46
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‘Renowned’ and ‘dedicated’ headteacher among victims of falling trees during severe weather

Tributes have been paid to Francis Lagan, a “renowned educationalist and civic leader” who was one of three people in the UK killed by falling trees during the high winds brought by Storm Arwen.

The community in South Derry was said to be “stunned” by the sudden loss of Mr Lagan, who worked as the principal of St Mary’s Primary School in Maghera.

He was killed when a tree struck his car while travelling along the Dublin Road in County Antrim with his wife and two of their children on Friday.

Our reporter Andy Gregory has the full story below:

Tributes paid to ‘renowned’ headteacher killed by falling tree in Storm Arwen

Community left ‘stunned’ by death of principal hailed ‘a giant in his prime’

Thomas Kingsley29 november 2021 09:25
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Storbritannia 5 day weather forecast

According to the Met Office today will see a cold start with some icy stretches and fog patches with cloud and rain in northwest, with a little snow on the leading edge over Scotland, moving south along with strengthening winds.

Tonight is forecasted to be mostly cloudy and milder than recent nights with light rain at times for many. Rain most persistent in the northwest. Perhaps an early frost in the southeast before becoming milder.

Tuesday is forecasted to be cloudy with some strong winds and rain, this becoming heavier and more widespread during the afternoon in the north, then moving southeast. Much milder than recently, particularly in the south.

It’s forecasted that rain will begin clearing from early Wednesday with blustery showers across eastern areas on Thursday. Friday will then see the return of snow across the north.

Thomas Kingsley29 november 2021 09:10

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