London commuters greeted by snow as icy temperatures hit UK

Snow in the London commuter belt this morning (Simon Collins / Twitter)
Snow in the London commuter belt this morning (Simon Collins / Twitter)

Commuters were greeted with snowfall in London on Thursday morning as forecasters predicted icy temperatures for other parts of the country.

Early-risers posted footage of the glacial conditions which greeted them, with snow pictured across London.

The Met Office has issued three amber weather warnings for icy temperatures in parts of the UK.

One who took a snap of the surprise snowfall making its way across the south east, Simon Collins, said: “Nice seasonal surprise, big floaty flakes, but roads could be slippy.”

He shared a picture of the snow from Reigate, Surrey in the London commuter belt.

Meanwhile Twitter user Jay Thomas added: “Got snow out here at 6am this morning while working on a failure just outside London Bridge.”

A third social media user said: “Good morning from West London, it’s White Thursday, as snow is starting coming down.”

However, the snow did not last long, with forecasters at the Met Office saying it was expected to stay cold but dry for the rest of the day in the capital.

Snow in London this morning (Simon Freeman / Twitter)
Snow in London this morning (Simon Freeman / Twitter)

BBC weatherman Simon King said Thursday morning: “There’s a small area of snow coming through London and South England at the moment but more significant snow showers along in East coastal parts.

“Frosty with some ice for many this morning.”

The Met office predicts that the sleet and some snow will clear as the day goes on before slowly becoming confined to Norfolk on Thursday afternoon.

Yellow weather warnings have been put in place for parts of north Scotland, the east coast and parts of Wales and the south-west of England.

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