NEWS
08/12/2017 10:47 GMT | Updated 08/12/2017 15:22 GMT

Storm Caroline Leaves 10cm Of Snow As Met Office Forecasts Another Big Freeze Tonight

It could be -10C tonight!

Heavy snow is forecast over parts of Wales, the Midlands and parts of northern England on Sunday.

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning ahead of the deluge amid fears of rail and air travel delays, as well as public transport cancellations and the stranding of vehicles.

Rural communities are also facing the threat of becoming cut off – with up to 20cm of snow due in places.

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Ponies stand in a snow-covered field in the Republic of Ireland 
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Yellow and amber weather warnings have been issued for Sunday 
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Walkers at Ribblehead Viaduct in Yorkshire 

A yellow wind warning is also in place for Sunday with strong gusts expected to move east across the far south of England and Wales in the morning. Some short term loss of power and other services is possible.

Last night Storm Caroline deposited up to 10cm of snow on parts of Britain as temperatures dropped to a bone-chilling -3.8C in the Scottish borders. Sunday’s blanket of snow will be caused by an Arctic airflow in the wake of the storm. 

Bingley in west Yorkshire saw 4cm of snow, as did Leek in Staffordshire. Aviemore in Scotland recorded 7cm while a wintry 10cm fell in Londonderry.

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Snow in Ironbridge, Shropshire 
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A yellow ice and snow warning from Friday to Saturday 

Friday night will be very cold thanks to a northerly wind, with the mercury dropping to between -2 and -5 broadly, and down to -10 in places where snow has remained overnight.

Saturday will feel brighter and calmer, with less wind and it will be substantially milder in the south east, though snow showers are expected in Manchester and Northern Ireland.

Leeds and Hull will see temperatures of 2C, climbing to 4C in London.