Snow hits the UK with up to 8 inches in some places - is a White Christmas on the cards?

8 December 2017, 10:01 | Updated: 8 December 2017, 10:02


Remember in November when temperatures were pretty mild and even warm at times? That has very much changed in December.

Snow fell over many parts of the UK overnight, as Storm Caroline brings its freezing temperatures further south.

Leeds and Bradford had the worst of it last night, with the Met Office issuing a yellow 'be aware' weather warning across northern Scotland to Wales and the South West. There are even reports that up to eight inches of snow could fall in some areas.

The Met Office said: "The heaviest and most frequent snow showers will progressively become confined to north-east Scotland during Saturday.”

They added: "Icy surfaces are also likely to be an additional hazard, especially overnight and there is the possibility of travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles, while some rural communities could be cut off and power supplies interrupted."

Storm Caroline hit the UK with winds up to 90mph yesterday, and around 500 homes in Scotland are currently without power. 

Is a White Christmas on the way? Make sure to stay safe and wrap up warm, and keep checking back on Smooth for the latest weather updates.