'Stay Indoors' Warning Lifted As Storm Emma Blizzard Passes


Emergency services around the country have been praised for their work overnight as the country braved some of the most severe conditions in decades.

Temperatures will once again be below freezing for many parts of the United Kingdom during the day, with strong winds making it feel even chillier.

Storm Emma is expected to hit the United Kingdom from 2pm Thursday and it will continue until 8am on Friday.

Forecasters have warned the United Kingdom is "not out of the woods yet" with more heavy snow expected to fall.

Blizzard-like conditions brought on by the icy Siberian chill colliding with the moist Atlantic air linked to Storm Emma have combined to create the flawless storm and the remnants of this will persist through to the weekend.

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Amber warnings are in place for snow, wind and ice on Friday.

"Even parts of London and the South East are not immune to seeing more snow through the afternoon - not as much as yesterday, but still enough to cause further disruption".

The Met Office weather warning says: "Where showers become organised though, most likely across Scotland and over the hills of northern England, some places are likely to have an additional 15-25 cm of snow".

"Road, rail and air services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible".

While Scotland will see a yellow weather warning last until late Monday night.

After the Beast from the East brought snow blizzards and forced the closure of schools and key transport systems earlier in the week, the new storm brought winds of up to 90mph, causing major bottlenecks on the roads with much of the chaos concentrated in the south-west.

Met Office meteorologist Steven Keates said: "We are not out of the woods yet".

Weather forecasters are are advising people to listen to all warnings and not to go out during the present storm.

Very cold and icy overnight.

Weather.com predicts that the freezing temperatures will start to ease once the storm has cleared.