Photos: Snow creates travel chaos across UK prior to Storm Dylan's arrival
Before Storm Dylan will sweep across the British Isles to close out 2017, snow created travel chaos across the United Kingdom on Friday.
The heaviest snow was measured across northern England and Scotland with 4 cm (1.6 inches) measured outside of Glasgow and 3 cm (1.2 inches) in Buxton, according to the Met Office.
There was also a report of a coating of snow southward to Buntingford, which is located in between London and Cambridge.
The snow created a travel nightmare for commuters or those heading to their New Year's Day holiday destinations.
Glasgow Airport was forced to temporarily suspend operations. More than 100 flights have been delayed, according to FlightAware.
Some motorways became impassible due to the snow across the north of England. This includes the A6 north of Lancaster and many around the Peak District, AA stated. Snow created minor delays on motorways around Greater Manchester as well.
South of the snow, rain and gusty winds swept across southern England and led to sporadic power cuts.
The risk for snow will shift back to the hills for this weekend, but the stormy pattern for the British Isles will not let up through the start of 2018. Bouts of rain and wind are expected on a nearly daily basis.
Storm Dylan will arrive Saturday night and continue into Sunday bringing damaging winds to parts of the United Kingdom.
"Storm Dylan will be a small storm, but it will bring an area of strong winds across Ireland and the northern U.K.," AccuWeather Meteorologist Adam Douty said.
The coastal areas of western Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as southwest Scotland, may face power cuts, travel disruptions and tree damage as winds gust between 60-80 mph (95-130 km/h).
Residents in Galway in Ireland, Belfast in Northern Ireland and Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland should prepare for flight delays and disruption to ferry and rail services. Drivers of high-sided vehicles will face dangerous crosswinds.
Wind gusts of 40-60 mph (65-95 km/h) are expected to whip the rest of Ireland, Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England during this time. Gusts on the lower end of this range can also howl along the coast of southern England and Wales.
"Such winds should only cause minor impacts such as sporadic power cuts and minor travel delays," Douty said.
However, any loose outdoor holiday decorations can get tossed around and damaged.
If the storm tracks farther south than currently expected, the zone of potentially damaging winds can also shift in a similar fashion and target Limerick, Dublin and Manchester. Winds would be significantly less in these cities if the storm tracks more to the north and lashes northern Scotland.
Whilst the main impact from Storm Dylan will be the strong winds, blustery rain will sweep across all of the British Isles with snow falling in the Scottish Highlands.
Storm Dylan is expected to depart by New Year's Eve celebrations. However, a new depression will keep the British Isles unsettled with showers. The most numerous showers can occur across western areas, and wintry showers are expected in the hills.
Brisk winds will also blow in many areas. AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures may be within a degree or two of freezing in London, Manchester, Belfast and Edinburgh when revelers are ringing in 2018.Report a Typo
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