London weather forecast: Snow warning for capital as Storm Darcy set to bring travel disruption

Leah SinclairMon, 8 February 2021, 8:41 am

 (EPA)
(EPA)

Londoners are facing more snow and freezing temperatures as Storm Darcy continues to bring wintry conditions to most of the country.

Most of England and Scotland are still covered by snow and ice warnings, with a yellow warning for snow in London expected to cause widespread travel disruption.

There are also warnings of possible power cuts, as well as potential disruption to telephone and mobile phone services.

The Met Office said snow showers are expected in the capital and south east England on Monday, with daytime temperatures struggling to reach above -1 °C.

The yellow warning continues until Wednesday, when temperatures will rise slightly to a maximum on 2C.

Amber warnings have been issued on Monday for areas including Kent, Medway, Essex, Norfolk, Southend-on-Sea, Suffolk and Thurrock.

Another amber warning is in place from Nottinghamshire and north to Sheffield and east into Lincolnshire.

Up to 8cm is expected to fall in affected areas, with up to 15cm set to fall in other parts, including the Lincolnshire Wolds, forecasters said.

Temperatures will be at or around freezing point across the country throughout the day.

The Met Office said: “Monday will start cold for all.

“Snow will continue to fall in south east England, with further snow showers elsewhere.”

On Sunday, London saw some light snow flurries as other parts of the country experienced heavy snow.

Cliff falls were triggered by rainy weather in Dorset, Kent and Norfolk, with people being warned to stay away from seaside areas.

Rail firm Southeastern advised passengers not to travel on its network on Sunday or Monday when the company’s Maidstone East line will be closed.

The Met Office said the bitterly cold conditions are due to strong easterly winds stemming from Ukraine and the Black Sea.

But Storm Darcy is not expected to be as widespread as the Beast From The East in 2018.