Storm Emma and beast from the east bring more snow chaos to UK – live
Scotland on red alert, with severe weather warnings in place across Northern Ireland, England and Wales for third day of disruption
Late on Wednesday night, a “status red” warning was issued for Ireland by Met Éireann. With snow and winds already lashing the country, the weather service expects this to worsen by Thursday afternoon and evening, unleashing blizzards on eastern and southern coastal counties.
Sky News reports that everyone in Ireland is being advised to stay indoors from 4pm. Schools, colleges and universities have been closed.
Authorities in Scotland, where alert levels are at red or amber, are advising travellers not to take to the roads today.
Getting up this morning and thinking yes i’ll get in my car ?
Please stop and think. Police Scotland are advising to avoid travelling on the roads
We want you to be safe so if you can don’t travel on the roads and #takecare
Due to the continued severe weather conditions it remains the case there will be no further flights to or from Glasgow Airport until 11am. We experienced further heavy snowfall overnight and the red alert remains in place. We will review the current opening time at 7am. 1/2
Welcome to the first day of (meteorological) spring. Thanks to the combined efforts of the beast from the east and Storm Emma from the Atlantic, it’s not going to feel particularly spring-like across the UK today.
Here’s what you need to know to start your chilly Thursday:
Source: Guardian Transport