'DANGER TO LIFE' snow warning as treacherous roads blamed for crashes

'DANGER TO LIFE' snow warning as treacherous roads blamed for crashes

Snow is expected to fall across many other parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and western England on Friday, with between 2cm and 5cm likely in some areas.

In London the predictions are that there will be two inches of snow at around 6pm on Monday.

The country is bracing for an Arctic blast after the announced the third named storm of the season, which is expected to arrive overnight and bring snow to many parts of Britain by the weekend.

The cold front moves in today and forecasters are predicting strong winds of up to 110km/h in some places, as well as up to 3cm of snow.

Devon's gritters will be out in force this evening and overnight with the possibility of snow showers and icy conditions forecast.

SEVERE gales are battering the United Kingdom today as Storm Caroline arrives - with forecasters warning of a danger to life amid "devastating" gusts in some areas which could lead to flying debris.

Winds are forecast to strengthen across parts of Britain on Wednesday ahead of the arrival of Storm Caroline.

A yellow "be aware" warning is in place for Scotland between 08:00 and 23:55 on Thursday. Temperatures will fall to between minus 2 and plus 2 degrees, with frost and icy patches.

The warning, which comes less than three weeks before Christmas, also advised the public that road, rail, air and ferry services could be affected by the weather - and that there is a "good chance" of power cuts.

A North Sea platform shut down production due to safety fears over weather conditions caused by Storm Caroline.

CNR International said a total of 69 of the 159 staff on Ninian South, about 240 miles from Aberdeen, would be leaving the structure as a precaution. Slight to moderate accumulations of snow are possible with up to 3cm in parts.

As a result, Met √Čireann has issued a status yellow weather warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry, with northwest winds expected to gust to up to 110 km/h, with the strongest winds expected over coastal areas and over high ground.