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Snow maps show fresh blizzard to hit Brits as Met Office extend warnings again

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    Brits have been told to brace themselves for even more snow with the Met Office extending weather warnings to Sunday (March 12).

    Advanced weather modelling maps from WX Charts have also tracked when and where the upcoming blizzards will hit, spelling bad news for those tired of the Arctic conditions.

    Three yellow warnings and three amber warnings are currently in place for Friday (March 10).

    READ MORE: Nine UK areas with 90% snow risk in next 24 hours – maps show when and where it will hit

    The amber alerts, which the Met Office say warn of "risk to life", apply to Northern Ireland, northern Wales and a large chunk of the north of England.

    Some people in those regions can expect to see up to 40cm (16 inches) of snow on the ground by Friday evening.

    On Saturday (March 11) a yellow warning for snow and ice comes into force at 3pm, now lasting until 6am on Sunday following the Met Office's extension.

    It spans from the far north of Scotland right down to the West Midlands.

    The Met Office said: "An area of low pressure moving in from the south-west through Saturday night into Sunday will bring a band of precipitation across much of the UK.

    "The forward edge of this is expected to fall as a transient band of snow which may bring accumulations over higher ground, before turn increasingly to rain from the south through the night.

    "However, for some places in the north of this area, this band may become slow-moving and snow may persist into Sunday morning."

    The warning states that up to 10cm (four inches) could persist on the ground, remaining there "through Sunday".

    WX Charts' maps indicate that the band of snow will hit Northern Ireland on Saturday evening before moving to cover Scotland and most of the north of England in the early hours of Sunday.

    Dark purple on the maps shows snow falling at a rate of around 2cm per hour.

    The Met Office has told people impacted by the weekend's weather warning to expect: "Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers.

    "Possible delays or cancellations to air travel.

    "Bus and train services may be delayed or cancelled, with some road closures and longer journey times possible.

    "Untreated pavements and cycle paths might be impassable.

    "A chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

    "There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected."

    WX Charts are also tracking a second, similar blizzard to strike Brits next Wednesday (March 15) and Thursday (March 16).

    That weather front looks set to dump snow on Northern Ireland and Wales before moving to engulf almost the entire country, from Scotland down to London.

    Again, snow is predicted to fall at 2cm per hour then.

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