Warning for ice and snow in North and East Yorkshire

SNOW: West Midlands Under Blanket Of Snow

An amber warning of snow came into force at 4 a.m. (UTC) on Sunday, affecting Wales, the Midlands and parts of northern and eastern England.

Cardiff could be the coldest United Kingdom city with lows of -8C; Birmingham and Edinburgh could drop to -7; Liverpool could be -6; Belfast, Newcastle, London, Exeter and Norwich could all shiver at -4.

Airports have also been affected across the United Kingdom, with Heathrow warning of delays to more flights on Monday after crews and aircraft were left "out of position".

Passengers posted images on social media of long queues and scores of suitcases lined up, with complaints of a lack of information from the airport and airlines. He has been told he must wait until Tuesday to return home.

The current warning, in effect from 12pm yesterday, is due to end at 12pm today.

As a result of the severe weather, flights were temporarily suspended at two United Kingdom airports, Birmingham and Luton, causing widespread delays for passengers.

It said no rail operators have announced changes to their planned Sunday services, but to check before travel.

People brave the cold as snow falls near Castleton England Saturday. John Giles  PA
People brave the cold as snow falls near Castleton England Saturday. John Giles PA

Eurostar has warned of delays on both sides of the Channel, with speed restrictions in place because of the freezing conditions.

There was also disruption to PO Ferries services, with delays of up to two hours.

The Met Office has also warned that rural communities could be cut off as roads become hazardous.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks also said they had brought power back to 48,000 homes, but there were still 2,900 customers without power - although they hoped to restore it by Monday morning.

Power was restored to more than 100,000 homes, while airports tried to recover their schedules following the winter's first major snowfall - the biggest in four years.

Hundreds of schools are to stay closed for a second day.

More than 600 schools closed in Wales on Monday, and in Birmingham, the city council shut all of its local authority-run schools.

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