16:39 05 December 2012
A cold snap which has hit the UK has brought snow to southern England as well as Scotland, affecting some airports and train routes on Wednesday. The wintery weather is expected to stay all week up to Friday, with sleet and snow predicted to fall in parts by Thursday.
Britons awoke to snow and frost in many parts of the UK on Wednesday morning, and weather officials believe hard frost will be more widespread overnight. Based on reports, a spokesperson for the Met Office has said there could be wind chills by Friday.
The recent weather caused some airports to close in order to clear runways of snow, and flight schedules were affected. This meant Stansted airport had to cancel and delay some flights, and Luton airport had to clear snow from their runways, which also caused flight delays.
Rail services were also affected as no trains could operate on certain lines concerning north and west London. There were also problems for many other train routes from London, as there were delays for Berkshire rail services, and in particular Kent has been affected by the weather.
It is understood that Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire received snow on Tuesday night as well as London by Wednesday morning.
The Met Office has warned Brits about ice, and drivers are being warned to take care on the roads as the winter weather could cause further travel disruptions.
Based on reports, snow and sleet has fallen over many parts of Scotland with temperatures dipping well below zero on Tuesday night. It is thought that more wintery weather could affect higher grounds.
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