In the wake of Storm Arwen, forecasters issued yellow warnings for snow and freezing as the UK continues to experience the effects of the storm.
The Met Office has warned of a risk of ‘wintry showers and icy stretches’ after 100mph winds and snow wreaked havoc across the country this week, causing damage to buildings, road closures and train delays.
Temperatures are expected to plunge in some regions across the country, with -1C (33.8F) forecast in Manchester and Newcastle, and snow showers expected to become more extensive over parts of Scotland and the North West of England.
Today, snow covered fields were spotted in the village of Stainton in North Yorkshire, and abandoned vehicles were covered in snow and ice near Consett, in County Durham, after heavy snowfall in the area overnight.
This comes at a time when forecasters foresee more wintry rains to come in the east as well cloud and rain in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Northern Ireland in the coming week.
The UK Health Security Agency issued a cold weather warning on Friday. It will remain in effect until Monday. This prompts people to keep warm and watch out for anyone who is most vulnerable to the chilling conditions, such as elderly persons and those with serious heart or lung diseases.
Three people died in the storm that swept through trees on Friday, as Storm Arwen whipped across.
One person walks along a hill covered in snow near the Angel of the North, Gateshead. The North East is still experiencing freezing temperatures.
This morning, a group of runners enjoys the cold weather as they run through Richmond Park in south-west London.
In North Yorkshire’s Stainton village, snow covered fields can be seen amid the freezing temperatures following Storm Arwen
A motorist stood by the sideline of A515, near Biggin, Peak District, Derbyshire. It was snowing in spite of the freezing conditions.
A swimmer from West Lothian Dippers takes a dip in the icy water in Winchburgh, West Lothian, as the UK braces itself for more snow
Swimmers face the icy waters in Winchburgh, West Lothian, as forecasters warm of a risk of ‘wintry showers and icy stretches’
After a blizzard that dumped five feet of snow on Friday night, about 50 people at Tan Hill Inn in Richmond, Britain’s tallest pub, were forced to stay there overnight. They had traveled from Oasis, where they wanted to see a tribute band named ‘Noasis.
At 9pm, it was obvious that not everyone would be able make the return journey and so many were forced to sleep on the floors of bars.
It is approximately 10 miles from the closest main roads. However, it was blocked by snow and fallen power lines.
Mike Kenny is the owner of the pub. He said, “We recommend anyone who visits the pub to stay in rather than risk life on the snowcovered moors.” There is no one going anywhere. For now, the police recommended that we stay put. The snowplough has been snowed in.
After trying to set up camp in front of the pub, at least one couple was rescued. Inn’s BnB guests were told to pack their bags so that a plough can make a way for them to flee.
Although the Met Office’s red-colored weather alert expired on Saturday morning, forecasters said that yellow and amber warnings about wind were still in effect.
One storm victim from Lancaster was reported as having been killed by a lightning strike on Friday, November 21st, at 11.15pm, on Vicarage Road, Ambleside in Cumbria.
A tree also fell on another car, causing the death of another victim on Friday at 5pm in Aberdeenshire.
Francis Lagan was the head teacher at St Mary’s Primary school in Maghera. He died on Friday when a fallen tree hit his vehicle in Antrim.
Following his death, Sinn Fein MLA Declan Kearney said: ‘I was shocked and very saddened to learn about the death of a motorist after a tree fell on his car while travelling along the Dublin Road in Antrim town on Friday evening.
Francis Lagan, a South Derry school principal who was tragically killed, made a significant contribution to the South Derry community. Francis was both a respected Maghera educationist and civic leader.
“I send my condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and students as well as the larger Maghera community where he is held in high regard.
Martina Bradley, St Mary’s deputy head wrote that the school had to announce the death of Mr Lagan. His gentle spirit may rest in peace.
St Patrick’s College, Maghera where Mr Lagan studied in the 1990s posted on social media: “Education has lost a giant at its prime.”
After roads in Scotland were blocked by falling debris, police advised people not to drive unless absolutely necessary.
The Coastguards asked Storm Arwen sight-seekers this morning not to go into the water, and warned them that a selfie was worth taking.
A part of the ceiling in a Wetherspoons’ store in Wales fell on Friday night, causing damage to some customers.
After plaster chunks had fallen, the North and South Bank pub, Wrexham, was evacuated by punters. However, no customers or staff were hurt, North Wales Live reports.
LNER trains north of Newcastle were stopped by heavy rain, high winds and snowfall. ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street and Dunblane were also disrupted after a barn was blown on the line near Polmont.
Customers are advised not to travel along the Avanti West Coast route North of Carlisle. There are other services that run but they may experience delays up to 120 minutes.
Sno is removed from the pitch before the cinch Premiership match at The Tony Macaroni Stadium, Livingston
A swimmer makes a leap towards West Lothian’s icy lake as Scotland gets ready to get more snow
A police car drives past a HGV stuck on snowy A515 near Biggin in Derbyshire’s Peak District.
The fire snow of the year is seen at Seaburn seafront looking towards Roker Lighthouse this morning as the nation wakes up to freezing conditions
After Storm Arwen, which wreaked havoc throughout the country on Friday night, snow covered the fields of Stainton in North Yorkshire.
A dog walker makes her way across snow covered ground near Consett, in County Durham, after heavy snowfall in the area overnight
After the heavy snowfalls in the area, abandoned cars are covered in snow near Consett in County Durham.
As the Met Office cautions against ‘wintry showers’ and icy roads, sheep graze on a snow-covered field in Yorkshire Dales.
On Friday, the UK Health Security Agency also issued a cold-weather alert. This will continue until Monday.
TransPennine Express customers were warned not to travel. Services between Newcastle and Edinburgh were cancelled.
ITV in North Wales had to pre-record the Friday evening’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! fearful that bad weather might interfere with broadcasts around Gwrych Castle.
Orlock Head in County Down recorded winds speeds of 87 mph. Inverbervie, on Scotland’s north-east coast saw wind gusts up to 78 mph.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service stated that it was dealing with an ‘large number’ of incidents on Friday due to the weather conditions, including roofs falling off and trees being fallen.
Electricity North West also responded to reports that power was being cut in Scotland at a large number of places.
And North West Motorway Police said around 120 lorries were ‘stuck in the snow’ on the M62 at junctions 21 and 22 and urged motorists to avoid the area. The police posted photos on Twitter of the white-clad motorway, and claimed that snow ploughs were in use.
Met Office stated that waves and debris pose dangers to human life.
The RNLI posted this tweet: ‘With StormArwen being named our first winter storm we can expect strong winds and severe weather into Saturday. As severe weather can make the coastline and seas especially dangerous, we urge everyone to be safe close to the coast.
High winds ripped the roof of an animal shelter in Llanelli (Carmarthenshire), resulting in the death of a puppy. Wind gusts up to 117 mph were also recorded at Cairnwell, Scotland’s Highlands. Meanwhile, snow flurries hit the Midlands and South.
Lines of abandoned cars stretched across the Snake Pass in the Peak District. It rises almost 1,700ft above the Pennines. A portion of M62 close to Rochdale was shut down, and 120 trucks were stuck in snow by one person.