Since the weekend (25th February), weather warnings for snow and plummeting temperatures have put the UK on high alert.
For many across the country, snow didn’t appear until Tuesday and by Wednesday, the persistent snowfall and freezing temperatures forced schools and businesses to close. Multiple news outlets reported a red weather warning for many parts of the UK.
Do not make unnecessary journeys in the red warning area. Even if you are in the Amber or Yellow areas, consider if your journey is necessary, and take provisions in case you get stranded. Take care and stay #weatheraware #StormEmma #RedWarning pic.twitter.com/rwqLlgemru
— Met Office (@metoffice) March 1, 2018
The Met Office issued weather warnings via its Twitter account
Before long, hashtags such as #uksnow, #stormemma and #snowmageddon began trending on Twitter and members of the public took to the social media platform to share their pictures and experiences in the sudden snowfall.
— Tamsyn (@tamosaurusrex) February 26, 2018
Others reacted to the sudden snow with humour
Across the UK, 20+ train operatives cancelled or reduced their train services and some stations were closed all together. (BBC)
ITV News reported that more than two feet of snow had cut some remote villages off claiming that some country lanes had become “impassable”.
Police and local authorities advised against anything but the most necessary travel after four people died in a crash on Tuesday.
Motorists are advised not to drive unless necessary
The Met Office reported that the bitter weather could last for as long as next week. A spokesperson claimed there could be a chance of freezing rain tonight (1st March): “a relatively rare weather phenomenon in the UK.”
Send in your snaps of the snow in your area and we’ll retweet them! Stay warm and stay safe on the roads.