UK weather: 'Mini Beast from East' sweeps in icy winds and sub-zero chills

Mail Online | 11/21/2018 | Mark Duell for MailOnline
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Drivers have been urged to remain vigilant on slippery roads as the UK was hit by wet and wintry weather today.

Rain, sleet and snow have covered parts of Britain after a cold blast arrived from eastern Europe, although the Met Office said the foul weather will ease later this morning.

Rail - Passengers - Delays - Trains - Electricity

Meanwhile Southern Rail passengers faced delays due to ice preventing trains getting electricity from the third rail - with disruption between Barnham and Horsham in Sussex, and Purley and Tattenham Corner in Surrey.

Met Office senior meteorologist Simon Partridge said last night: 'Give yourself some extra time with your journeys. There is some heavy rain around.'

Rainfalls - Yorkshire - Hull - Hours - Snow

The heaviest rainfalls were recorded in Yorkshire, with Hull receiving about 0.8in (20mm) in 48 hours. Snow fell in parts of Kent, Exmoor in Devon and also across the Pennines in the North, while strong winds buffeted the coast.

'We will see further snow over the high ground in England and Scotland. But it will be fairly wet stuff so it won't stay for long,' Mr Partridge said.

Winds - Russia - Poland - Weather - Feel

The gusty winds, coming across from Russia and Poland, made the weather feel...
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