Flipping’ ‘ell people, the snow’s on its way. More snow than you can shake a stick at. 20 inches no less.
Yesterday, (February 27), we informed you about Storm Emma and well… we weren’t messing around.
The Met Office have projected 20 inches of snow to fall tomorrow as Emma moves in from the Atlantic.
Storm Emma is a mixture of blizzards, lightning, chilling rain and gales – if you live in London, the southeast, the southwest, Wales or the Midlands, you might be feeling her brunt.
The wild conditions are expected to rise up to the UK from the west coast of Portugal on Wednesday evening, with 50mph gusts set to take action in the UK on Thursday and Friday.
A Met Office spokesman said:
There’s potential for a spell of heavy snow, accompanied by strong winds at first.
Delays and cancellations to public transport are possible, as are delays to travel on roads; some stranding of vehicles and passengers could also occur.
Some rural communities could become cut off. Interruptions to power supplies and mobile phone coverage are also possible.
Forecaster Alex Burkill said:
The Portuguese meteorological service has just named Storm Emma so the Met Office will now adopt that name.
It will move in from the southwest on Thursday before spreading northwards and eastwards bringing more snow across most of the country into Friday.
There’ll also be very strong winds and the potential for freezing rain and ice.
The so-called ‘Beast from the East’ is set to generate four days of snow, with temperatures set to drop to as low as -15°C in certain areas of the country.
Train operators Southeastern and Great Northern urged their customers to get home early, ideally before 6pm, amid fears severe weather conditions would shut down transport.
The Met Office put in place amber warnings for the East Midlands, East of England, North East, West Midlands and Yorkshire & Humber on Tuesday (February 27), with rising concerns over the impact of snow.
Wednesday and Thursday are set to be the coldest days with temperatures dropping to the double-minus figures overnight.