Storm Darcy to bring more heavy snow across parts of the country

 Storm Darcy to bring more heavy snow across parts of the country

More heavy snowfall is forecast across parts of England as Storm Darcy continues to trigger UK-wide weather warnings.

The cold weather is set to carry into this week with gusts, which made Sunday feel sub-zero in some places, to whip into Monday.

The Met Office says it has been “bitterly cold” as a result of strong easterly winds from Ukraine and the Black Sea.

Parts of the East Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber are covered by an amber weather warning for snow until 2pm.

People take pictures from Pelaw Wood of a snow covered Durham Cathedral

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People take pictures from Pelaw Wood of a snow covered Durham Cathedral

A man walks to work along a road covered in snow in Great Chart, near Ashford in Kent

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A man walks to work along a road covered in snow in Great Chart, near Ashford in Kent

Power cuts are likely, along with interruptions to mobile phone services, the Met Office said.

Less serious yellow warnings for snow and ice are in place across other parts of the UK, with some lasting until Wednesday.

The warnings, stretching across northern England to Belfast in Northern Ireland and down to the southeast of England, say “rural communities could become cut off”.

Monday's weather warnings. Pic: Met Office

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Monday’s weather warnings. Pic: Met Office

You’ll need to wrap up if you’re stepping outside this afternoon

It’s very #cold out there with the biting easterly #wind making it feel well below freezing 🥶 🧣

There’s some #sunshine in the west but further #snow showers in many areas, these heaviest in the east ❄️ ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/Ke5wO7u4Yl

— Met Office (@metoffice) February 8, 2021

Temperatures across the nation will remain mostly below freezing.

The Met Office said: “Strong easterly winds will make it feel bitterly cold across much of the UK, with further snow showers feeding westwards.

“These showers merging into some longer spells of snow over some eastern areas, whilst always drier and brighter further west.”

It added that Storm Darcy is the low-pressure system that is bringing the extreme weather, particularly to parts of the East Midlands, East Anglia and southeast England.

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