UK WEATHER snow and ice across UK Manchester Bradford Chilterns Cotswolds Glasgow

Britons face a hellish commute to work this morning after snow fell over large swathes of the country threatening to cause travel chaos.    

Met Office forecasters warned of up to four inches of snow from the Shetland Islands down to Nottingham and across to Belfast overnight.  

In the early hours of this morning the snowfall was even wider, with severe warnings reaching London, the south east and Wales and lasting until midday.

People across the country woke up to their cars, gardens and entire streets covered in a carpet of white, with workers taking to social media to bemoan travel conditions. 

Greater Manchester, Leeds, Bradford, the Cotswolds and the Chiltern Hills were the worst-hit by snow in England this morning, while Glasgow got a considerable covering in Scotland and County Antrim in Northern Ireland.  

It comes after unprecedented rainfall caused flood defences to buckle along the River Severn, with Britain already experiencing 200 per cent of its normal February rainfall, with four more days of the month set to go.  

Snow is pictured blanketing fields in Wardlow, Derbyshire yesterday, amid yellow weather warnings for snow and ice across the country 

There was also snow around Pen y Fan mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, yesterday

There was also snow around Pen y Fan mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, yesterday

High ground will experience up to four inches of snow, with some parts of Wales (Brecon Beacon National Park pictured) already covered from yesterday

High ground will experience up to four inches of snow, with some parts of Wales (Brecon Beacon National Park pictured) already covered from yesterday 

The Met Office has a yellow weather warning in place for snow and ice today from the Shetland Islands in the north, Northern Ireland in the west and London in the south. The warnings are in place until between 10am and 12pm on ThursdayOn Friday snow and sleet will turn to rain for parts of northern England and Wales, with a yellow rain warning in place from 12am on Friday to 9am

The Met Office has a yellow weather warning in place for snow and ice today from the Shetland Islands in the north, Northern Ireland in the west and London in the south. The warnings (pictured left) are in place until between 10am and 12pm on Thursday. On Friday snow and sleet will turn to rain for parts of northern England and Wales, with a yellow rain warning in place from 12am on Friday to 9am (pictured right) 

Earlier this month vulnerable riverside communities in Wales, West Yorkshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Herefordshire had to battle two storms in a week. 

Residents were evacuated from the Ironbridge Gore yesterday after flood defences were unable to cope with further rainfall. 

A Met Office graphic shows the areas most affected by snow as Britain wakes up on Thursday

A Met Office graphic shows the areas most affected by snow as Britain wakes up on Thursday 

Paul Gundersen, Chief Meteorologist Met Office meteorologist said of the snow: ‘The flow of cold air over the UK will lead to heavy, wintry showers and icy conditions overnight. 

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