Snow hits Britain as Met Office warns of ‘DANGEROUS‘ winds and ice blasts

Huge stretches of England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be battered by dangerous winds, snow and ice tomorrow, the Met Office warned.

More snow is forecast to fall on Sunday morning — spanning across the midlands and northern England from Birmingham up to Hull.

Drivers are warned to be extra careful and it is likely traveling times will be increased.

In southern England gusty winds threaten power lines and roads.

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CHILL: Parts of County Durham left feeling the chill as snow hits (Pic: ITV)

“The signs point to March being one of the coldest for a while”

Spokesman Harry Aitkenhead

The Met Office also warned the gales could whip up giant waves.

Meanwhile, in Scotland and Northern Ireland there is a weather warning for both snow and ice.

Coral are offering 2-1 that records will be smashed and odds-on at 4-6 that snow will fall in any major UK city by the end of Sunday.

Spokesman Harry Aitkenhead said: “Summer is on the horizon now but there‘s going to be one last big freeze before we get there.

WARNINGS: Snow could make some roads dangerous (Pic: RMAXMAC)

“The signs point to March being one of the coldest for a while.

“It has left us with no choice but to slash our odds on it being the worst since records began.

“Snow seems almost certain to fall in the next week or so and we make it odds-on to come down before the end of the weekend.”

The Met Office‘s Becky Mitchell said: “It is going to turn colder towards the end of the week and this cold air will stay with us, particularly in the north, into the middle of the month.

“In the longer term it is going to stay colder in the north and unsettled everywhere for the next couple of weeks.”

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