BEAST FROM THE EAST: Up to 15cm of snow possible in parts of Sheffield

Snow on High Street, Sheffield this morning. Picture: Sam Cooper.
Snow on High Street, Sheffield this morning. Picture: Sam Cooper.
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With heavy snow continuing to fall in Sheffield as the Beast from the East sweeps its way across the UK, forecasters have warned up to 15 cm of the white stuff could fall in the Steel City.

The Met Office has updated its yellow 'be aware' warning for Wednesday with snow showers expected to continue throughout the day.

It said: "Heavy snow showers are expected during today. There is the potential for travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel.

"Some rural communities could become cut off. Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.

"Snow showers will bring variable snow cover, with the potential for 10-15 cm of snow where showers are most frequent in the north, while other locations may see only 1 to 4 cm.

"Southeastern areas of England should see overnight showers ease. Strong winds will lead to drifting of snow and severe wind chill, while lightning could be an additional hazard, particularly near coasts."