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Arctic Blast in UK to Cause Snow and Travel Delays

England’s National Highways have issued a strong weather alert for snow

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Hrishita Chatterjee
Hrishita Chatterjee
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UNITED KINGDOM: Heavy snow would occur, causing massive travel issues as forecasters predict due to the wave of Arctic air that brings cold weather to England’s central and northern regions.

The Amber warning has been initiated between Stoke-on-Trent and Durham that will occur at 15.00 GMT on Thursday. This would gravely impact the power lines in the rural regions and also cause travel delays.

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England’s National Highways have issued a strong weather alert for snow in the Northwest, Northeast, and Midlands between 9 a.m. GMT on Thursday and 8 a.m. GMT on Friday. National Rail trains would also be affected, and cautionary measures should be taken with the upcoming snow conditions.

Since 2010, the UK has recorded its coldest temperature in March. Amber warning areas include the Peak District, Leeds, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North Pennines. Nearly 10–20 cm of snow might fall in the major areas, with close to 30–40 cm in certain parts.

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The Amber warning would stay until midday on Friday. A yellow warning has been given out to places in Wales and southern and central parts of England until 7:00 on Thursday.

Jennifer Bartram, a weather reporter at a news media outlet, said that the cold wind is caused by an alteration in the weather direction, “with northerly winds bringing cold air down from the Arctic.”

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He added that “this feels like a bit of a shock to the system after what was a mild and relatively dry February for most”.

Two coal-fired power stations have commenced generating power again. Following heavy snowfall, few ski resorts in Scotland are to resume business as the weather would again “be the start to another boost for the mountains”.

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