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Snow: Severe weather warnings in place across UK

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Severe weather warnings for snow are in place across much of the UK amid fears of travel disruption.

Snow has been falling across many areas, with four vaccination centres closed in Wales due to safety concerns.

The Met Office has yellow weather warnings for snow, with drivers being urged to take care on icy roads.

By mid-morning large parts of the UK had snow - including London. The snowy showers are due to die out later for much of the UK.

Wintry showers will continue in the north and west however, the Met Office said.

Those using the roads for essential journeys are urged to allow plenty of extra time for their travel and pedestrians and cyclists are also advised to be cautious.

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  • The Met Office put a yellow weather warning in place stretching from coast to coast in southern England and ending just below Manchester.

    It is also in place for all of Wales other than Anglesey, most of Northern Ireland and western and northern areas of Scotland.

    The hashtag "Narnia" was trending on Twitter in the UK on Sunday morning as people rushed to share their pictures of snow on social media.

    Troopers Hill in Bristol, where snow fell overnightimage copyrightPA Mediaimage captionTroopers Hill in Bristol, where snow fell overnightSnowy conditions on the A46 near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshireimage copyrightPA Mediaimage captionThe snow has caused hazardous driving conditions, as seen on the A46 near Stratford-upon-Avon, WarwickshireGritters leaping into action near Touchen-End in Berkshireimage copyrightPA Mediaimage captionGritters leapt into action near Touchen-End in Berkshire

    In Wales, appointments at the Bridgend, Rhondda, Abercynon and Merthyr Tydfil vaccination centres for Sunday will be rescheduled for safety reasons, the Cwm Taf Morgannwg health board said.

    Up to 3cm of snow is forecast to fall in most areas of Wales, with 10 to 15cm expected in the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia.

    People have been working to clear snow outside vaccine centres in other parts of the country.

    If you have an appointment and it is safe to travel from where you live, the Adams Park vaccination centre in High Wycombe is OPEN today. Firefighters are helping clear the snow in the car park pic.twitter.com/q6HNB7IhQL

    — Bucks and MK Fire (@Bucksfire) January 24, 2021The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.View original tweet on Twitter

    Chris Fawkes of BBC Weather said some stretches of the M4 and M5 had been completely covered in snow at some points this morning.

    That is partly due to the fact roads are being used less, due to the pandemic, as traffic is needed to mix grit in with the snow on roads.

    People in Battersea Park, south-west Londonimage copyrightPA Mediaimage captionPeople headed out for a snowy bout of daily exercise in Battersea Park, south-west LondonWinston, an eight-month-old border terrier, enjoys the snow for the first time near Windsor, Berkshireimage copyrightPA Wireimage captionWinston, an eight-month-old border terrier, enjoys the snow for the first time near Windsor, Berkshire

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