UK weather sees Storm Jake blows in bringing snow and arctic gales – Daily Mail

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  • Motorists face treacherous conditions after blanket of snow falls on Cumbria, Derbyshire and West Yorkshire
  • Storm hit Ireland overnight and blustery weather has spread across South West of England and Wales today 
  • Top wind gust recorded so far today was 81mph at Aberdaron in Wales, while the Isle of Wight had 77mph
  • For the latest UK weather news updates and more on Storm Jake visit www.dailymail.co.uk/ukweather

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Another four inches of snow are forecast to fall on Britain before the weekend after Storm Jake brought ice and winds of more than 80mph. 

More snow is expected to be seen in most parts of the UK between now and Saturday, after a fresh covering today for many parts of the North.

Motorists faced treacherous conditions during the morning commute today after a blanket fell on Cumbria, Derbyshire and West Yorkshire.

The storm hit parts of Ireland overnight and blustery and cold weather has spread across the South West of England and Wales today.

The top wind gust recorded so far today was 81mph at Aberdaron on the western tip of the Llyn Peninsula in the Welsh county of Gwynedd. 

From above: A stunning aerial view of a snowy Knaresborough in North Yorkshire today as Storm Jake threatens travel misery in Britain

From above: A stunning aerial view of a snowy Knaresborough in North Yorkshire today as Storm Jake threatens travel misery in Britain

Looking down: Another beautiful view of the North Yorkshire market town of Knaresborough, which was covered in snow today

Looking down: Another beautiful view of the North Yorkshire market town of Knaresborough, which was covered in snow today

Getting through: A motorist travels in bad weather in Tebay, Cumbria, this morning following heavy snowfalls across Northern England

Getting through: A motorist travels in bad weather in Tebay, Cumbria, this morning following heavy snowfalls across Northern England

The white stuff: A snow shower was seen in Aberdeen city centre today after Storm Jake brought high winds to parts of the country

The white stuff: A snow shower was seen in Aberdeen city centre today after Storm Jake brought high winds to parts of the country

Snow is falling: A snowy scene in the village of Tideswell, Derbyshire, as some parts of Britain saw a dusting of snow today

Snow is falling: A snowy scene in the village of Tideswell, Derbyshire, as some parts of Britain saw a dusting of snow today

Motoring woes: A car is recovered by the AA today after skidding off the road in snow at Crow Edge, near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire

Motoring woes: A car is recovered by the AA today after skidding off the road in snow at Crow Edge, near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire

Tracks: Motorists brave the snow near Craswall in Herefordshire today as the wintry conditions arrived on the Herefordshire Welsh borders

Tracks: Motorists brave the snow near Craswall in Herefordshire today as the wintry conditions arrived on the Herefordshire Welsh borders

The next highest gusts observed today were 77mph at both Mumbles Head in Swansea Bay and at the Needles in the Isle of Wight.

Elsewhere the Isle of Portland in Dorset experienced winds of up to 75mph and 74mph was recorded at Aberporth in Ceredigion, West Wales.

Showers turned wintry overnight, with up to four inches of snow forecast today on ground in Scotland and the North above 300ft.

A temperature drop has also been seen in northern cities today where a fall of about 6C (43F) followed yesterday’s balmier readings of 11C (34F).

And as Storm Jake passes over the UK, a new weather system is expected to move in from the west, bringing snow to southern parts of the country.

The Met Office has an ice warning for most of Scotland and North East England today, plus a snow warning for the North West tomorrow. 

Severe warnings for today
Severe warnings for tomorrow
Severe warnings for Friday
Severe warnings for Saturday

More snow on the way: The Met Office has severe weather warnings in place for (from left) today, tomorrow, Friday and Saturday

Incoming: The strongest winds will hit Ireland, and the impact on the UK will not be as great as previously named storms

Slippery slope: A walker makes his way up Mam Tor today through overnight snow in Buxton, Derbyshire

Slippery slope: A walker makes his way up Mam Tor today through overnight snow in Buxton, Derbyshire

Bracing: Dog walkers brave the strong winds on West Wittering Beach in West Sussex today. A top gust of 81mph was recorded in Wales

Bracing: Dog walkers brave the strong winds on West Wittering Beach in West Sussex today. A top gust of 81mph was recorded in Wales

Motoring along: Snowy scenes around the village of Tideswell, Derbyshire, as a weather warning for snow and ice remains in force

Motoring along: Snowy scenes around the village of Tideswell, Derbyshire, as a weather warning for snow and ice remains in force

Potential dangers: Motorists travel through the snow on the M6 in Cumbria this morning following the arrival of Storm Jake in Britain

Potential dangers: Motorists travel through the snow on the M6 in Cumbria this morning following the arrival of Storm Jake in Britain

Pretty: A beautiful view of the snowy landscape around the Derbyshire village of Tideswell today as up to four inches was forecast to fall

Pretty: A beautiful view of the snowy landscape around the Derbyshire village of Tideswell today as up to four inches was forecast to fall

Walking: Jennifer Norris takes care as she wanders through the snow near Shap, Cumbria, this morning following snowfalls overnight

Walking: Jennifer Norris takes care as she wanders through the snow near Shap, Cumbria, this morning following snowfalls overnight

Beautiful scenery: A solitary house stands near Stainmore in Cumbria, nestled amongst a blanket of fresh snow this morning

Beautiful scenery: A solitary house stands near Stainmore in Cumbria, nestled amongst a blanket of fresh snow this morning

Then on Friday there is a warning for up to 4in of snow in the North West, plus for a smaller amount to fall in the South on Friday and Saturday.

The Met Office’s Alex Burkill said: ‘We have seen some gusts that have most likely blown over some trees and caused some difficult driving conditions.

‘Thursday is likely to start quite chilly, particularly in the east where some frost is likely. There could be some ice around when people wake up.

Highways England told motorists to expect disruption as snow settles in Cheshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and across to the Humber.

Meanwhile drivers of high-sided vehicles and motorcycles in the South West have been warned of ‘tricky’ conditions as Storm Jake blows in.

This morning ferry services from Dover were experiencing disruption due to adverse conditions, but the storm is not expected to pass through until later.

Chilly: Sheep shelter from the cold winds and morning snow today in the Peak District as Storm Jake sweeps into Britain

Chilly: Sheep shelter from the cold winds and morning snow today in the Peak District as Storm Jake sweeps into Britain

White landscape: Snow over the market town of Penrith in Cumbria today as parts of the country saw accumulations on the ground today

White landscape: Snow over the market town of Penrith in Cumbria today as parts of the country saw accumulations on the ground today

Male and female hares battle in the snow in the Cairngorms, here Agroup of males surround the lone female (second from left). See NATIONAL copy NNHARES. For most of us the first sign of spring is the daffodils emerging but in northern Scotland it is the hares boxing. And it's mainly the women fending off the men or testing the mettle of their admirers by giving them a good pasting. These punching pictures were taken by wildlife photographer and guide Andy Howard in the Cairngorms national park near his home in Inverness. Although boxing hares were thought to be between males vying for dominance, research showed that it was often females fending off randy males.

Fiesty: A group of male hares surround the lone female (third from left) in the as the animals battle in the snow in the Cairngorms

Cairngorms crunch match: For most of us the first sign of spring is the daffodils emerging, but in Northern Scotland it is the hares boxing

Cairngorms crunch match: For most of us the first sign of spring is the daffodils emerging, but in Northern Scotland it is the hares boxing

Choppy: Rough seas surround the pier at Clevedon in North Somerset after the Met Office issued a number of severe weather warnings

Choppy: Rough seas surround the pier at Clevedon in North Somerset after the Met Office issued a number of severe weather warnings

Out for a stroll: Flora, a 14-week-old Bernese Mountain dog, walks in the wind on the sea front at Clevedon in North Somerset today

Out for a stroll: Flora, a 14-week-old Bernese Mountain dog, walks in the wind on the sea front at Clevedon in North Somerset today

Snow in Derbyshire: A plunge in temperatures following wet weather last night has brought a risk of ice on untreated roads

Snow in Derbyshire: A plunge in temperatures following wet weather last night has brought a risk of ice on untreated roads

Scenery: Highways England told motorists to plan for disruption as snow is expected to accumulate. Tideswell in Derbyshire is pictured

Scenery: Highways England told motorists to plan for disruption as snow is expected to accumulate. Tideswell in Derbyshire is pictured

The last named storm to hit Britain was Imogen on February 8 to 9, which arrived with 100mph winds, 63ft waves and torrential rain.

Yesterday the Met Office announced that the winter of 2015/16 had been the warmest in England and Wales for more than a century, according to provisional figures.

It was the third warmest winter for the whole of the UK since the record series began in 1910.

The Central England Temperature record series, which dates to 1659, showed it had been the second-warmest on record at 6.7C (44.06F), just below the 1869 record of 6.8C (44.24F).

Extreme rainfall during the last winter brought widespread flooding across Britain and the Met Office said it had been the wettest on record for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, while it was the second wettest for the whole of the UK, just behind 2013/14.

Taking care: A walker makes their way through overnight snow in Buxton, Derbyshire, as forecasters said that Storm Jake will hit Britain

Taking care: A walker makes their way through overnight snow in Buxton, Derbyshire, as forecasters said that Storm Jake will hit Britain

Stunning landscape: The sun rises over Castleton in Derbyshire this morning after a dusting of snow fell overnight over the Peak District

Stunning landscape: The sun rises over Castleton in Derbyshire this morning after a dusting of snow fell overnight over the Peak District

Good morning: The sun rises over Castleton and the Hope cement works today in the Derbyshire Peak District following overnight snowfall

Good morning: The sun rises over Castleton and the Hope cement works today in the Derbyshire Peak District following overnight snowfall

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