Weather warning: Heavy snow could cause travel disruption and cut off rural communities

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Vehicles could become stranded and public transport cancelled around Derby and Derbyshire if forecast heavy snow hits the area this weekend.

The Met Office has said that “road, rail and air travel delays” could be possible on Sunday and it has issued a yellow weather warning.

The forecaster has said that rural communities could also become cut off due to the amount of snow.

Snow is expected to hit central parts of the UK throughout the day with one to five centimetres landing on roads and paths and up to 10cm in places. It adds that 20cm could fall on higher ground.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for heavy snow in this area

The Met Office chief forecaster adds that arctic gusts will see temperatures drop to below zero as the bitterly cold snap bullies its way southwards from today.

Blown over from Russia and Siberia, icy gusts are expected to bring freezing sleet, downpours and snowfall to large parts of the UK.

The worst of the conditions will be felt on higher ground, according to The Weather Channel.