The so-called Beast from the East has been hitting the country today with a number of snow falls and flurries already occurring. There were heavy snow showers in parts of Hillingdon today, including Harefield.
Temperatures set to plummet to as little as minus 5 degrees Celsius tomorrow, the Met Office said tonight.
Although the east and south of London are set to be hit harder than the west, Uxbridge residents could be set for 4 inches of snow if “they are unlucky” by the end of tomorrow, forecaster Matthew Box told us this evening.
There could be snow showers throughout the evening and tomorrow, he reported.
Snow falling on Hillingdon makes even the Uxbridge Road look vaguely attractive... pic.twitter.com/XOWFKfwsXE— Paul Ross (@paulross) 26 February 2018
Drivers have been warned to expect difficult conditions while many rail journeys are expected to be disrupted. Chiltern Railways has said, however, it anticipates services to run as normal.
Mr Box said: “What we're expecting tonight is for snow showers to continue to move in from the north sea and affect the London area.
“As Hillingdon is a bit further north and west showers might be slightly less frequent than the south.
“Showers are, I think, going to become increasingly heavy as we head into Monday night and early Tuesday morning and there's an amber warning out for the south east corner of England where we're expecting the heaviest showers.
“The Uxbridge area might just be to the side of that Amber warning but that doesn't mean you won't see heavy showers at times.
“There is the potential if you catch a heavy shower for up to 10cm of accumulation.”
Drivers should be wary of any smaller roads that might be untreated on Tuesday morning on their early commute, he warned.
He added: “Any snow around now will be hanging around with temperatures around minus 3 to minus 5 degrees Celsius.”
— Chiltern Railways (@chilternrailway) 26 February 2018
— Met Office (@metoffice) 26 February 2018