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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Heavy Snow In Britain

Motorists warned to stay off the road as parts of Britain face being covered in up to six inches of snow 

  • Heaviest snowfall of the winter is expected tomorrow night and into Friday
  • Families warned only to travel if absolutely essential and parents told to check schools are open
  • 262 schools in Norfolk were closed today after snow and freezing fog covered the East overnight
  • RAC expects 8,500 call-outs by end of day - 1,000 more than average in winter
  • Four-hour delays and cancellations at London City Airport because of poor visibility this morning
  • Norwich International Airport closed until 2pm today for de-icing 
  • Temperatures plunged to -13C overnight and sub-zero conditions forecast to continue



For those who were disappointed by the lack of snow at Christmas, the weather seems determined to make up for it now.
Blizzard conditions are expected to grip the country tomorrow with more heavy snowfall and strong winds forecast. 
Up to 10in of snow could fall, with the North West, Wales and the West Midlands worst affected.
Feet up

New Year treat:  Visitors relax in the Thermae Bath Spa's naturally heated rooftop pool in the city centre
New Year treat: Visitors relax in the Thermae Bath Spa's naturally heated rooftop pool in the city centre

Romance
Romantic scene: Tourists kick their heels back as they float peacefully in the steaming water on an icy day in Bath

Washed out: Hardly a patch of colour is visible in this picture of a Norfolk road, as cars crawled carefully along slippery streets today
Washed out: Hardly a patch of colour is visible in this picture of a Norfolk road, as cars crawled carefully along slippery streets today
No school today! Families go tobogganing in the snow on Ketts Hill with Norwich Cathedral visible behind, after 262 schools in the county were closed
No school today! Families go tobogganing in the snow on Ketts Hill with Norwich Cathedral visible behind, after 262 schools in the county were closed
Look at me, Mum! One boy shows off some impressive skills on his wooden sledge on Ketts Hill in Norwich, with most schools in the county closed
Look at me, Mum! One boy shows off some impressive skills on his wooden sledge on Ketts Hill in Norwich, with most schools in the county closed
Children enjoying the snow

Girls
Holiday feeling: Excited youngsters in Norwich wore bobble hats and gloves as they showed off their best moves on makeshift plastic sleds near the city centre today
Snowball or fluffball? Macy, the Pomeranian dog has tons of fun running through a wintry garden in Leicester
Snowball or fluffball? Macy, the Pomeranian dog has tons of fun running through a wintry garden in Leicester

Robin Hood's hideout: Snow in Sherwood forest created a spooky sight - the image of a man sat at the foot of the Major Oak, said to resemble Friar Tuck of folkloric fame
Robin Hood's hideout: Snow in Sherwood forest created a spooky sight - the image of a man sat at the foot of the Major Oak, said to resemble Friar Tuck of folkloric fame
Powerful sight: Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the recent snowfalls in the Pennines as Yadmoss ski tow opens for the first time this year
Powerful sight: Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the recent snowfalls in the Pennines as Yadmoss ski tow opens for the first time this year
Breathless: Extreme sports fans survey the incredible view from their vantage point in the Pennines, preparing for the thrill of speeding downhill
Breathless: Extreme sports fans survey the incredible view from their vantage point in the Pennines, preparing for the thrill of speeding downhill

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