Snow and rain warning remains in place after three killed during Storm Arwen

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A snow and ice weather warning is still in place after Storm Arwen battered the UK over the past 48 hours.

Some areas are expected to struggle to get above -10C (14F) this morning and on Monday morning, according to the Met Office.

Three people were killed by falling trees as wind-speeds of almost 100mph were recorded in parts of the UK.

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Storm Arwen batters north coast of Scotland

A man makes safe fallen masonry from a property, which has damaged a nearby car, on Gloucester Avenue in Roker, Sunderland, after gusts of almost 100 miles per hour battered some areas of the UK during Storm Arwen. Picture date: Saturday November 27, 2021.
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Bricks and masonry were blown from buildings during the high winds

Snow and rain from Arwen also fell across the British Isles, and thousands were left without power in the North East due to the severe gusts.

Snowfall was heaviest at higher altitudes – with customers trapped overnight on Friday at a pub on top of the Pennines.

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The Tan Hill Inn, purported to be the highest pub in the UK, posted on social media that punters and an Oasis tribute band were unable to leave due to the snowfall – with photos showing people sleeping on the floor and on sofas.

People were still trapped on Saturday, with the pub putting on free food and a quiz to keep morale up.

The storm is set to blow out over Europe in the coming hours – with parts of Spain already reporting snowfall.

The yellow UK warnings still in force – which expire at 11am – forecast: “Wintry showers causing icy stretches.

“Snow showers becoming more extensive over parts of Scotland and northwest England early Sunday.”

Temperatures are likely to struggle to get above freezing in parts – with Manchester and Newcastle expected to sit at around -1C (30.2F).

Soccer Football - Championship - Hull City v Millwall - KCOM Stadium, Hull, Britain - November 27, 2021 Fans walk past a fallen tree outside the stadium as a result of Storm Arwen Action Images via Reuters/Ed Sykes
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Three people were killed by falling trees during Arwen
A general view of the Staffordshire Moorlands that has been covered in snow from Storm Arwen, in Leek, Staffordshire, Britain, November 27, 2021. REUTERS/Carl Recine
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More snow is expected to fall today

Heavy winds saw waves topping 11m (36ft) hit parts of the coast in Scotland. Flood warnings were in place on the east coast due to the high crests.

A Met Office forecast said: “In the UK Sunday will be a much more settled day, with many areas of England and Wales remaining dry and fine away from some coastal showers.

“Northern Ireland and Scotland however will see some further rain and perhaps snow, mostly for high ground.

A couple leaves the chapel of the Holy Sepulchre of O Cebreiro, on November 27, 2021, in O Cebreiro, Pedrafita do Cebreiro, Lugo, Galicia (Spain). This snow is the result of the Arwen squall. Fourteen autonomous communities are at risk (yellow warning) or significant risk (orange warning) for snow, rain, wind or strong waves, as warned by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), which expects this storm to accentuate the storm affecting the northern half of the Peninsula. 27 NOVEMBER 2021;VITORI
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Snow fell in Vitoria, Spain, as the storm moved into Europe

“It will continue to feel cold with a northerly breeze and with clear skies overnight will lead to some very low minimum temperatures both Sunday and Monday mornings with temperatures below -10C possible in areas with snow cover across Scotland and Northern England.

“After a milder interlude at the start of the week, there are signs of further cold conditions moving in from the North by the middle of the week.”

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