Snow forces UK schools to CLOSE as Met Office warns -10C cold blast to hit Britain

Snow forces UK schools to CLOSE as Met Office warns -10C cold blast to hit Britain

Snow forces UK schools to CLOSE as Met Office warns -10C cold blast to hit Britain

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Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop


Published: 01/12/2023

- 14:45

Updated: 01/12/2023

- 15:26

A yellow weather warning for snow and ice is currently in place for parts of the UK

Heavy snow and ice across the UK have forced some schools to close for safety concerns.

A number of schools have confirmed that they will remain closed on Friday, whilst others are set to either open late or close early due to the poor weather.


A yellow weather warning for snow and ice is currently in place for parts of the UK.

The Met Office's warning covers the entire coast of Britain, as temperatures are set to fall as low as a teeth-chattering -10C.

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Parts of the UK could also see up to 5cm of snow today, with warnings of ice as far south as Truro.

The UK Health Security Agency has also issued amber cold health alerts in five regions - the East Midlands, West Midlands, North West, North East and Yorkshire and the Humber - until December 5.

Journeys by road and rail could take longer than usual as commuters are being warned of possible delays.

Treacherous conditions are possible as temperatures fall below freezing following icy showers.

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The full list of school closures is as follows:

Cornwall

  • Boskenwyn School - Opening at 11am
  • Coverack Primary School - Opening at 10.30am
  • Doubletrees School - Opening at 11am
  • Fowey River Academy - Opening at 11:30am
  • Germoe School - Opening at 11am
  • Grade Ruan Primary School - Opening at 10:30am
  • Halwin School - Opening at 10am
  • Lanivet School - Opening at 10:30am
  • Lerryn School - Opening at 10:30am
  • Manaccan Primary School - Opening at 10:30am
  • Nine Maidens AP Academy - CLOSED
  • Pencoys School - Opening at 10am
  • Rosemellin Primary School - Opening at 10am
  • St Day and Carharrack School - Opening at 10am
  • St. Keverne Primary School - Opening at 10:30am
  • South Petherwin Primary School - Opening at 10am
  • Stithians School - Opening at 11am
  • Treverbyn Academy - Opening at 10am
  • Trewidland Primary School - Opening at 10am
  • Trewirgie Infant School - Opening at 10am
  • Trewirgie Junior School - Opening at 10am
  • Truro Nursery School - Opening at 9:30am
  • Weeth Primary School - Opening at 10am
  • Whitemoor Academy - Opening at 10am

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Current warnings in place

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Durham

  • Blackhall Primary School - CLOSED
  • Cassop Primary School - CLOSED
  • Durham Blue Coat CE Junior School - CLOSED
  • Durham Trinity School - CLOSED
  • Easington Colliery Primary School - CLOSED
  • Hesleden Primary School - CLOSED
  • Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Primary School - CLOSED
  • Sedgefield Community College - CLOSED
  • Shotton Hall Primary School - CLOSED
  • Shotton Primary School - CLOSED
  • St Marys Catholic Primary School Wingate - CLOSED
  • Wellfield School - CLOSED
  • West Cornforth Primary School - CLOSED
  • Wingate Primary School - CLOSED

Gloucestershire

  • Cam Woodfield Infant School - CLOSED, no heating
Staffordshire
  • Staffordshire University Academy - CLOSED due to inset day
Tyne and Wear
  • Bamburgh School - CLOSED
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Treacherous conditions are possible as temperatures fall below freezing following icy showers.

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National Highways is urging motorists to plan their journeys, keep an eye on the weather forecast, and take extra care on the roads.

National network manager Dale Hipkiss said: "Freezing conditions bring so many hazards such as snow and ice, please take every possible step to understand your journey in advance and allow extra time when travelling.

"Keeping a kit of essential items like a torch and warm clothes in your vehicle can be vital."

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