Brits make most of ‘Narnia’ winter wonderland amid warnings more snow on the way

Britain turned into a winter wonderland on Sunday after heavy snow blanketed the country amid fresh weather warnings.

Thousands headed out to make the most of it despite temperatures plunging to below freezing.

Up to six inches of snow could fall in parts of England by the end of the day, according to the Met Office.

Forecasters warned many parts of the UK face a “really cold night” ahead, with temperatures plummeting as low as -10C in the Midlands.

London, which fell to -3C overnight, also received a dusting of white on Sunday for the first time this year.

The hashtag "Narnia" began trending on social media as people shared images of their snowy neighbourhoods.

An amber weather warning for more snow on Sunday has been put in place for part of the Midlands, covering Stoke-on-Trent, Derby and Nottingham.

The Met Office said vehicles and passengers could end up stranded by road delays, while there is a “good chance” some rural communities could become cut off.

Power cuts are also likely, it warned.

Yellow weather warnings for ice and snow are also in place stretching from coast to coast in the south and ending just below Manchester.

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The Met Office has put yellow weather warnings in place for Scotland and Northern Ireland too.

The snow is due to last the longest in the Midlands, meteorologists have said.

Meteorologist Simon Partridge said: “The band of snow that came through overnight stalled over the Midlands and will then track its way back over south-east England.

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“Our main focus is that it is going to be a really cold night, particularly across central and southern parts of the UK – so the whole of Northern Ireland, all of Wales, most of the southern half of England from the Midlands and southwards.

"Temperatures are expected to dip to between -4C and -6C quite widely tonight and where we get that snow lying in parts of the Midlands we could see one or two places where temperatures are as low as -10C."

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Rain and snow is set to linger over the south east on Sunday, leading to some “icy stretches”, forecasters said.

But it will also cause widespread travel disruption.

Drivers have been urged to take care on icy roads, while rail journeys are also likely to be affected.

Highways England said the snow had caused collisions on the M3, M27 and M25.

By Wednesday, temperatures in the south could jump back up to 12C.

Mr Partridge said: “It's a bit of a rollercoaster from cold and wintry conditions to wet and windy ones.

"We are keeping an eye on rainfall totals because there are some areas that are very sensitive to rainfall and there is further possible flooding as we go through the second half of the week."

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