Worthing warned to expect ‘heavy snow’

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The warning from the Met Office said travel delays on roads are likely, and may even strand some vehicles and passengers.

Cornwall Airport, near Newquay, was temporarily closed due to snow on Thursday afternoon.

Parts of the United Kingdom are braced for a potent wintry blast that could cause some treacherous conditions and travel disruption.

"Snow amounts will vary within the warning areas, with some places seeing very little".

The yellow warning for ice and snow is from 1pm today to 1pm tomorrow and the next 18 to 24 hours will see cold starts to the mornings with temperatures will generally be between zero to -3C.

As the cold snap continues Worthing has been issued with a warning to expect "heavy snow" this evening (Thursday, January 31).

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'The highest snowfall accumulations are likely to be in areas above 150 metres or so'.

A local Sinn Fein councillor has sent a letter to the Director of Met Eireann asking for a meeting to discuss the possibility of including the six counties in the North in all future weather warnings and weather forecasts.

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Braemar reached minus 14.4C, said the Met Office - the lowest since Holbeach in Lincolnshire recorded minus 15.6C in 2012.

Highways England, which urged motorists to "take care when driving", said key routes affected include the A30, the A38 and the M5.

A Met Office weather warning issued on Wednesday told the region to brace for ice and freezing fog.

The force added: "We know from past year how disruptive snow fall and icy conditions can be, especially on our road networks".

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