More snow falling as Storm Caroline grips UK

Heavy weather Workers on the Forth Bridge put sandbags on a sign to weigh it down ahead of the storm

Heavy snow could hit parts of Northumberland and North Tyneside on Sunday.

Highways officials have reported "hazardous" driving conditions and police in Shropshire in the West Midlands advised against driving unless "absolutely necessary".

Met Office meteorologist John West said: "We saw a fairly consistent stream of snow showers overnight, and there will be a constant feed throughout the day and into Friday".

Winds of between 60 and 70mph were anticipated in northern Scotland as the storm barrelled in on Thursday morning.

"Following a reduction in wind speeds in some areas of the country, services between Glasgow Queen Street and Fort William, Oban and Mallaig have now resumed".

The Met Office has warned there could be a "danger to life" because of flying debris and has issued an amber "be prepared" warning for northern Scotland.

The strong wind warning is valid from 6am until 11.55pm on Thursday, with an amber warning for northern Scotland. It shows high pressure sweeping across the country creating.

Violent Storm Caroline slammed into the United Kingdom yesterday, bringing winds up to 116mph, 33ft waves and torrential rain to large swathes of the country.

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"Gusts of 70 mph are still possible in these areas with 80-90 mph gusts still possible in the Shetland Isles for the next few hours".

The Highlands, Northern Ireland and Wales woke to wintry scenes on Friday, with ongoing snowfall in many parts of Britain causing power cuts, school closures, and travel disruption.

CNR International said it would remove all of the 159 staff on Ninian South, about 240 miles from Aberdeen, from the structure as a precaution.

The first service to run as scheduled on Thursday was not until 7.55am. Energy firm SSE has also said there was the potential of power cuts.

Across the United Kingdom, conditions will start to turn wet and blustery overnight, especially across the North and North West, with strong winds expected early on Thursday.

'There may also be bridge restrictions, particularly for high-sided vehicles, and we would urge road users to check the latest information on wind thresholds on the Traffic Scotland website to see where this is likely'.

Met Office predictions don't now show snow for London on Monday as their forecast doesn't quite go that far.



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