UK

Snow Forecast: Manchester Airport Shuts Runway As Met Office Issues Weather Warnings

In the wake of Storm Ewan...

28/02/2017 12:49 GMT

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings as the country continues to experience wintery weather.

Yellow “be aware” warnings were in place for ice in Orkney and Shetland, Highlands and Eilean Siar and the Grampians until 9am on Wednesday.

Met Office
The Met Office issued yellow weather warnings for parts of the UK

The chief forecaster’s comments read: “A cold northerly airstream will feed frequent showers of sleet, snow and hail across northern Scotland on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

“Snow and ice look unlikely to prove hazardous along windward coasts but are likely to lead to difficult travel conditions inland and on high ground.”

Further south, areas such as Manchester and the Peak District experienced snowfall on Tuesday.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the runway at Manchester Airport had to be shut for half an hour due to snow on Tuesday. 

A spokeswoman said no flights were able to land while the runway was cleared.

Four flights were diverted.

Planes at the airport also had to be de-iced before continuing on their way.

Many people shared pictures on social media of the snowfall...

As well as other areas...