New snow warning issued by Met Office amid Storm Ciara chaos

The Met Office has issued fresh snow warnings covering the Midlands, parts of the northeast, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The forecaster is warning of slippery ice and travel delays as snow is set to fall around the north of the UK this afternoon and into tomorrow.

Heavy snow showers and icy surfaces are forecast for areas including Manchester from now until midnight tomorrow.

Parts of Stoke-on-Trent, Leeds, Sheffield and Lancashire could also see snow over the next day.

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The yellow weather warning says snow could fall anytime between now and midnight tomorrow.

The warning covering Scotland says there is a risk of snow from midnight tonight throughout tomorrow.

Roads could be beset by delays, resulting in some passengers being stranded.

Rail and air travel could also be cancelled.

The Met Office warns there could be power cuts in Scotland, and is cautioning people to be wary of icy surfaces and delays for lorries on exposed routes and bridges.

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A snow warning is also forecast to bring some disruption across parts of the Midlands, with a yellow warning stretching from Norwich to Peterborough, Leicester and Lincoln.

Storm Ciara has been wreaking havoc around Britain, causing flooding, sending debris flying and causing travel chaos as trains are delayed and cancelled, roads closed and flights grounded.

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At least two deaths have already been attributed to the storm.

A 77-year-old man is reported to have died just before 11am today in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire after he fell and banged his head during icy weather.

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The first reported death occurred during powerful winds yesterday afternoon in Hampshire, when a driver was killed by a tree falling on his car.

The 58-year-old man was driving from Winchester to his home in Micheldever, Hants, when the tree came down.

Forecasters said some areas could see blizzards and a build-up of up to 20cm of snow over the next day.

A fourth yellow warning remains in place for the far south and south east.

The Met Office is forecasting strong winds for the far south of England throughout the rest of Monday, which could mean delays to road, rail, air and ferry travel.

The forecaster also warned coastal communities to expect large waves and spray.

There were also 71 flood warnings and 189 flood alerts in place across the country as of 4pm.

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