Parts of the UK were blanketed in snow on Wednesday night as cold weather gripped the nation. The first significant snowfall of the season came shortly after extreme floods ravaged the north of England, leaving hundreds of people stranded and unable to return to their homes. The Met Office has issued a series of yellow weather warnings for the south of the UK as heavy rain is expected to pummel the country, threatening further floods and travel chaos.
A stunning video has emerged of the snow in Devon from Wednesday evening.
Posted on Twitter by weather-watcher account WEATHER/METEO WORLD @StormchaserUKEU, the footage shows snow falling in festive scenes as the ground is turned snowy white.
Users took the comments section of the post to share their thoughts on the dazzling shots.
One person wrote, “wish I had some”, accompanying their message with an emoji of a face with hearts in the eyes.
Someone else wrote: “I always think it looks nice on a Christmas card.”
Heavy rain and snowfall fell across both Dartmoor and Exmoor on Wednesday night.
Warnings were issued for spray and flooding on the roads.
A Met Office forecast said: “Heavy rain and hail moving eastwards across Devon into Somerset and Dorset is likely to fall as snow over higher routes.
“This may last for an hour or two with 1 or 2 cm of lying snow possible. Take care on the roads.”
Places such as Okehampton saw temperatures drop to as low as 2C (35F).
Highways England also released a statement on Wednesday, saying: “We have snow falling.
“Tavistock Police reporting that the road is down to one lane in each direction due to snow.
“We can confirm that gritters are being arranged.”
Traffic-reporting service Inrix confirmed that one lane was closed.
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ITV’s West Country weather presenter, Charlie Powell has predicted that more snow could be in store for the region for the rest of the week.
He said: “Thursday will probably be the coldest day this week with plenty of cloud and further spells of rain throughout.
“After that cold start temperatures will struggle, reaching no higher than around 6 or 7 degrees across parts of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.
“The Isles of Scilly could see double figures but the strong northerly winds will make it feel colder.
“There will be a few more showers around on Friday, followed by a mostly dry day on Saturday.
“However, another area of low pressure looks like it’ll arrive on Sunday bringing more wet weather.”
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