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UK Snowstorm, More to Come

January 14, 2013; 9:46 AM ET


A walk in snow-covered Greater London's Hampstead Heath, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The first widespread snowfall of the winter has whitened greater London and much of the U.K.

The U.K. Met Office warned of up to 10 cm of snowfall on Monday, with temperatures as low as 10 degrees below zero C at night.

A few disruptions to driving, flights and schools were already reported as of Monday in Scotland and northern England, the BBC News website said.

Snow depths of up to 5 cm were already widely observed over much of eastern and northern England through eastern Scotland as of midday, data accessed by AccuWeather.com showed.

Met Office forecasters also warned of icing on roadways over western U.K. and northern Ireland late Monday into Tuesday.

The cold snap fostering the snow will last through the week, affording more opportunities for snowfall across the U.K. A weather system forecast to cross the British Archipelago Thursday night through Friday could give widespread snow, for example.

The last significant snowfall to lay in London whitened the city early in first half of last February. Snowfall of 3.3 inches was spread over four days between the 4th and the 10th, the database of AccuWeather.com showed.

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