Amber warning from Met Office as snow hits Cambridgeshire
PUBLISHED: 09:12 10 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:44 10 December 2017
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The Met Office has updated its weather alert for the region to warn of a heavy spell of snow that could leave some rural communities cut off.
Cambridgeshire awoke to a blanket of snow on Sunday morning and the Met Office put an amber warning in place to cover 8.10am-6pm.
It said: “A spell of heavy snow is likely over parts of Wales, the Midlands and parts of Northern and Eastern England on Sunday.
“Road, rail and air travel delays are likely, as well as stranding of vehicles and public transport cancellations.
“There is a good chance that some rural communities could become cut off.
“This is an update to extend the warning area as far south as Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.
“The northern extent has also been reduced somewhat, pulling this out of Liverpool and South Yorkshire however a yellow warning remains in force here.”
The eastbound A14 entry slip road was closed this morning due to snow at junction 24 - the A1198/B1044 Cambridge Road.
Highways England and Cambridgeshire Constabulary urged drivers to take care and ensure that if they were on the roads their vehicles were stocked with warm clothes, food and drink.
A much better idea, however, is to go sledging or build a snowman.
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The weather forecast for the week
For those who aren’t fans of the snow, however, there is some good news: forecasters suggest it will get warmer by the middle of the week.
Temperatures on Sunday are not expected to rise above 1C.
Monday is expected to be cloudy, with some rain, sleet or snow and temperatures could reach 3C by midday, but could plummet again to -2C or -3C overnight into Tuesday morning.
Tuesday is expected to bring some sunshine, and it will be dry but cold, with temperatures around freezing or -1C.
On Wednesday though, we could reach the balmy heights of 6C by the afternoon, although you can expect wind and periods of rain.
Thursday is again expected to be very windy and cloudy with scattered, heavy showers and highs of 5C.