Travel disruption and events cancelled as snow falls in Wales

Met Office forecast

The "mini beast from the east" has seen temperatures fall a couple of degrees below zero overnight and a decent layer of snow descend on Deeside this morning.

"Snow showers will become increasingly likely across eastern, central and southern England on Saturday and then there is the potential for some significant snowfall in places by Sunday, particularly in the South of England".

There were a small number of cancellations at Edinburgh Airport today after snow affected flights elsewhere in the UK.

Forecasters have issued a yellow weather warning of ice for the North West heading into Monday morning.

Half marathons in Reading, Wigan and Wilmslow and the City of Lincoln 10k were also cancelled.

The rail operator said: "Snow and cold weather conditions have been forecast on our network this weekend". However, it warned that disruption was possible.

A yellow weather warning for ice will remain in place for much of the United Kingdom until 10am on Monday morning.

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Cardiff Airport cancelled all flights to Amsterdam and Paris on Sunday morning but flights from midday look set to go-ahead, however passengers have been asked to check before travelling.

Most of the affected journeys are on short-haul routes, though some long-haul flights have also been affected including British Airways services to NY and Chicago.

"Make sure you keep your distance and reduce your speed if you need to travel, because, even in conditions that seem normal and when the snow is not settling, it can be slippery if ice patches have formed or where fresh salt has not been worked into the carriageway".

Highways England's head of road safety, Richard Leonard, said gritter lorry drivers would be working "around the clock", though he also stressed it was important for drivers to take care.

Weather warnings will remain in place for much of Scotland as a mini cold snap brings temperatures which could feel as low as -10C. "Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces are expected".

Devon County Council has said more than 250 schools will close on Monday following the severe weather, while dozens of school closures were reported in Somerset, Gloucestershire and parts of Wales.

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