More snow falls as 'mini beast from the east' sweeps in

Amber warnings are in place for the North West, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, Yorkshire and Humber and South East England.

Temperatures could feel as low as -10C in some areas after the cold snap dubbed the "mini beast from the east" sweeps in from Siberia.

Met Office meteorologist Mark Wilson said: "The best way to describe this is as a real return to wintry conditions".

Charlotte Armitage, citizen science officer for the Woodland Trust, told the Metro: 'When we get prolonged mild periods as we have done recently, plants and wildlife are fooled into thinking the seasons are changing and start to become more active.

"Southern and eastern regions look most vulnerable overnight and early on Sunday and then south-western areas of England and south Wales into the daytime".

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Sunday is also likely to see further snow, especially for parts of the South West, where as much as 25cm could fall on higher ground.

He said snow showers in other parts of the country are expected to ease throughout the day, with some spells of sunshine possible.

The white stuff continued to fall this morning, and large swathes of the country were expected to see more of it as the day progressed.

"Windy with significant wind-chill, as temperatures struggle to exceed freezing across many areas".

Gatwick airport tweeted on Sunday morning to say that travellers should check the status of their flight with their airline and allow extra time for their journey to the airport if needed.

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Meteorologist Martin Bowles called this weekend's weather a "mini Beast from the East", as it will be less severe than the storm that battered the United Kingdom a few weeks back.

"This decision enables us to provide more certainty to passengers around departing flights, whilst ensuring safety and service standards despite the challenging conditions".

Stansted and Luton airports also advised passengers to check with their airlines.

Leeds City Council said gritters had been treating roads overnight and road crews were mobilised to clear drifting on high routes.

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The M25 was gridlocked on Saturday between junctions 17 and 18 anti-clockwise after an air ambulance attended a crash, while a collision also closed the westbound junction of the M4 in Wiltshire between junctions 14 and 15.

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