Weather UK forecast today – Sainsbury's and Tesco 'CANCEL food deliveries' over Met Office snow and ice warnings

SAINSBURY'S and Tesco have reportedly cancelled food deliveries after snow and ice warnings across much of the UK.

The supermarket giants were forced to halt deliveries as parts of the UK were hit by a blanket of snow and temperatures plunged to -10C in places.

The Met Office issued fresh yellow warnings for rail and road closures, power cuts and injuries with wintry showers expected to hit Northern Ireland, Scotland, northwest England and north Wales within hours.

Much of southern England and London is covered by a snow and ice warning lasting until 6am tomorrow, while a warning for snow in the midlands, northeast England and eastern Scotland starts tonight.

Follow our weather live blog for all the latest news and updates from around the country…

  • Sarah Grealish

    SAINSBURY'S CANCEL DELIVERIES DUE TO SNOW

    Sainsbury's shoppers have been left fuming after the supermarket cancelled more deliveries following warnings about snow.

    The disappointment means some self-isolating families and vulnerable households have been left without essentials ahead of the New Year.

    And in worse news, some shoppers have been told that redeliveries aren't available until 2021. 

    The UK is currently bracing for six inches of snow before New Year's Day, with most areas slapped with yellow weather warnings.

    The snow alert covers the northwest of England, much of Wales, and some of the West Midlands including Stoke-on-Trent.

  • Catriona Graffius

    NORTH BESIEGED BY -12C POLAR PLUNGE TONIGHT

    The north will be besieged by a -12C Polar plunge tonight as snow blankets the area and flurries even hit the south coast.

    Freezing conditions have prompted the Met Office to issue severe warnings for snow and ice across the country, leading to travel disruption, injuries and power cuts.

    The Met Office issued warnings for snow and ice for Wednesday, with the potential to cause rail and road closures, power cuts, and injuries.

    The disruption could hit supermarket delivery drivers, with both Sainsbury's and Tesco already having to cancel shopping orders as several centimetres of snow settled across parts of the UK.

    From 10am on Wednesday until 6am on Thursday, much of southern England and London is covered by a snow and ice warning.

  • Catriona Graffius

    SCOTS TAKE A CHILLY DIP IN LOCH INSH

    Scots delved into chilly waters this morning, cracking ice and braving snow for a fresh water dip.

    Here Alice Goodridge holds a piece of ice at Loch Insh, Scotland.

    Snow and ice has covered much of the country with deep snow blanketing the highlands – the met office has issued yellow warnings for parts of the country.

    Credit: Reuters
  • Catriona Graffius

    BRISTOL WEATHER FORECAST 

    Bristol will have a mostly fine day with sunny spells with a few patches of cloud. 

    There may be the off chance of wintry showers, but clouds will move off this evening leading to a cold night with widespread frost. 

    Bristol is likely to remain cold tomorrow but largely dry. 

    Friday will be cold with bright spells and a few showers. 

    Frost, sunshine and sunny patches will persist throughout the weekend.

  • Catriona Graffius

    YELLOW 'BE PREPARED' SNOW & ICE WARNINGS IN PLACE IN UK

    After days of bumpy weather, yellow "be prepared" snow and ice warnings are still in place across the UK.

    The Met Office has issued warnings for much of Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of England.

    North Wales, the northwest of England and parts of the south of England are included in the warning.

    The warnings mean travel disruptions and snow are likely in parts of Britain today.

  • Catriona Graffius

    TODAY’S FORECAST

    Low pressure will today bring spells of sleet and snow to south England and Wales.

    North-west Scotland can expect more wintry showers, but other parts of the country will be drier and brighter.

    More cold weather is expected tonight with widespread frost. It will be dry for many, with showers in the north-west. Towards dawn sleet and snow will push into the north-east of England.

    Over 100 flood warnings are in place across the country.

    The Met Office has issued snow and ice warnings across large parts of the UK with Scotland, Northern Ireland, the north and south of England all being affected.

  • Catriona Graffius

    FULL MOON SETS AFTER WEEK OF TURBULENT WEATHER

    A stunning image captured the full December moon in all its glory as it setbehind the Penshaw monument in Sunderland.

    The striking picture comes after a week of turbulent weather which saw snow and flash flooding causing road disruptions, power cuts and home evacuations.

    Sunderland will remain mostly dry and sunny today with temperatures remaining low.

    Credit: PA:Press Association

     

  • Catriona Graffius

    BIRMINGHAM WEATHER THIS WEEK

    While much of the midlands have seen snow this week, Birmingham will have a fine afternoon with spells of sunshine but also some areas of cloud.

    There will be another cold night with widespread frost across Birmingham and a wintry shower may develop towards dawn.

    Later this week should be largely dry and bright but temperatures will remain low with a light northwesterly wind.

  • Catriona Graffius

    HOW TO RECEIVE COMPENSATION IF YOU'VE EXPERIENCED POWER CUTS THIS WEEK

    Britain has been battered by Storm Bella as the Met Office issues more weather warnings for today – we explain how to claim compensation if your power goes out.

    Storm Bella bashed the south coast with up to 80mph winds earlier this week, resulting in damage to buildings, flying debris and flooding.

    If you find yourself without power for more than 24 hours, you should be entitled to £70 compensation.

    A further £70 can then be claimed for each additional 12-hour period where supply isn't restored, up to a maximum amount of £700.

    However, the initial time frame for compensation extends to 48 hours without power in the case of a "severe" storm – this means the amount of money back you can get remains the same at £70. Find out how to receive compensation here.

  • Catriona Graffius

    FLOOD WARNINGS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

    Over 100 flood warnings are currently in place across the UK after a week where Brits were evacuated from homes and many experienced power cuts.

    After a tumultuous week of weather, flood warnings are now in place for parts of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Yorkshire, Shrewsbury and Peterborough – among other parts of the UK.

    The Environmental Agency said: "Please avoid contact with flood water and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."

  • Catriona Graffius

    UK HOMES FACE FLASH FLOODS AMID A -10C DEEP FREEZE

    Snow and ice have battered the UK this week while others in Britain have faced the devastation of huge floods.

    It comes days after Storm Bella battered the country with 106mph gusts and heavy downpours.

    In some areas of the UK, flooding was so severe that water sports enthusiasts kayaked down submerged roads.

    And there's no let-up for those worst-affected by the deluge, with more extreme weather ahead.

    Conditions expected to be challenging until New Year's Day.

  • Catriona Graffius

    NEW YEAR'S EVE WEATHER WARNINGS AFTER WEEK OF ICE AND SNOW

    Warnings remain in place across most of England and Scotland for New Year's Eve tomorrow.

    Warnings for snow urge anyone travelling on roads to take care, adding that public transport could be affected by the flakes.

    And ice warnings say icy surfaces can be dangerous for some drivers, and anyone walking out and about should take extra care due to the slippery conditions.

    The Met Office says tonight's temperatures "will tumble towards freezing, perhaps getting as low as -10°C".

    Drivers have been urged to stay off the roads, with treacherous conditions predicted by the AA as thawing snow turns to ice.

  • Catriona Graffius

    PETS MELT HEARTS BY FROLICKING IN SNOW

    Pets have melted hearts across Britain by frolicking in freshly fallen snow.

    Kate Watson shared an adorable snap of her Norwich Terrier Ti enjoying the wintry weather alongside his snowy double.

    Pets in the UK have delighted in snowy conditions brought on by the cold snap.

    The frosty spell is expected to continue into the new year, with more snow and ice forecast to bring hazardous conditions throughout the country. 

    Credit: PA:Press Association

     

  • Catriona Graffius

    FUMING RYANAIR PASSENGERS WAITED ON RUNWAY FOR FOUR HOURS IN SNOW 'WITHOUT WATER'

    Furious Ryanair passengers have moaned about a four-hour wait 'without water' on the runway at Manchester Airport after heavy snow.

    Flight FR 9227 to Kyiv in the Ukraine was delayed from 6.45am to 10.55am yesterday morning because of snow and ice – and despite the long wait, customers aboard the plane say flight attendants refused to hand out water.

    In a video posted to Twitter, a passenger is told by a Ryanair staff member: "Unfortunately, you are entitled to compensation and vouchers, but [only] once you are off the plane."

    Philip Dovpogol shared the footage this morning from his seat. He captioned it: "Ryanair crew member explaining that despite four-hour waiting on the plane for it to be de-iced, passengers are not entitled to bottle of water."

    Sun Online has asked Ryanair for comment.

  • Catriona Graffius

    MANCHESTER FORECAST

    Manchester has been covered in snow this week causing delays on key roads including the M60.

    But today is set to be "mostly dry" across the region, according to the BBC, with patchy cloud this morning, and a few bright spells.

    However, the forecast adds "an odd spot of rain is always possible" and that there will be a moderate breeze throughout Manchester today.

    Tonight should be dry with patchy cloud thinning in parts, leading to a chillier night and a light wind.

  • Catriona Graffius

    UK COULD TO BE BLANKETED IN SNOW BEFORE NEW YEAR

    The UK is set to be blanketed in six inches of snow before the New Year hits.

    Weather warnings for the white stuff are in place across the country, as well as for dangerous ice, right up until late afternoon on Thursday 31.

    It comes as an Arctic blast sweeps across the country from north to south, bringing with it frost, ice, and fat snowflakes.

    The warnings today for ice cover the northwest of England, much of Wales, and some of the West Midlands including Stoke-on-Trent.

  • Catriona Graffius

    TODAY'S FORECAST

    Low pressure will today bring spells of sleet and snow to south England and Wales.

    North-west Scotland can expect more wintry showers, but other parts of the country will be drier and brighter.

    More cold weather is expected tonight with widespread frost. It will be dry for many, with showers in the north-west. Towards dawn sleet and snow will push into the north-east of England.

    Over 100 flood warnings are in place across the country.

    The Met Office has issued snow and ice warnings across large parts of the UK with Scotland, Northern Ireland, the north and south of England all being affected.

  • Britta Zeltmann

    SNOW WARNING

    An Atlantic frontal system looks likely to bring rain into parts of southwestern Britain on Wednesday.

    As this moves further east into colder air there is a chance of this rain turning to snow.

    The extent of any snow is very uncertain, but 2 to 5 cm could fall across a swathe of southern Wales and southern England, with a small chance of 10 to 15 cm settling in a few places, most likely on high ground above 200 metres.

    As the rain and snow clears on Wednesday night there is a risk of widespread ice forming on untreated surfaces.

    The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice across the UK.

    The Met Office has issued yellow warning for snow and ice across the UK today
  • Niamh Cavanagh

    FORECAST FOR TODAY

     Largely cloudy across most of Scotland, with snow showers spreading south-east.

    Drier and brighter in southern Scotland and northern England.

    Cloudier in England and Wales, with rain, sleet and possibly snow moving in from the west.

    Wintry showers for Northern Ireland. North-westerly winds

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    MORE SNOW AND ICE FORECAST TO EXTEND FROSTY SPELL INTO NEW YEAR

    The frosty spell will continue into the new year, with further snow and ice forecast to bring hazardous conditions to much of the country.

    Wintry showers falling as rain, sleet and snow are predicted for parts of the UK throughout Tuesday evening, with north-west England and North Wales covered by a weather warning for ice from 6pm, the Met Office said.

    Much of Northern Ireland and northern Scotland – where temperatures have plunged as low as minus 7.7C is covered by a weather warning for snow and ice from 3pm until just before midnight on Wednesday.

    Temperatures will plummet quickly to below freezing overnight and could reach minus 10C in the glens of Scotland, according to the Met Office.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    KIDS ENJOY THE SNOW IN CHESHIRE

    Credit: PA:Press Association
    Credit: PA:Press Association
  • Niamh Cavanagh

    COLD MOON SHINES BRIGHT ABOVE THE WHITE CHURCH IN LANCASHIRE

    Credit: Bav Media
    Credit: Bav Media
  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WEATHER WARNINGS AHEAD THIS WEEK

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    TOMORROW'S FORECAST

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    PICTURED: BRITS IN BIRMINGHAM ENJOYING THE SNOW EARLIER TODAY

    Credit: SWNS:South West News Service
    Credit: SWNS:South West News Service
    Credit: SWNS:South West News Service

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