‘Danger to life’ amber warning in place for Derbyshire as snow set to fall whole day

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The Met Office has upgraded Monday's weather warning in Derbyshire to a 'danger to life' amber warning as frequent snow showers due to 'Beast from the East 2' are expected to cause travel disruption.

The forecasters said the warning is affecting the whole of East Midlands as Derbyshire will see wintry showers throughout today, bringing snow accumulations to all levels.

Derbyshire will have a very cold start to the day with strong northeasterly winds as temperatures are predicted to struggle to reach above freezing , with a maximum temperature of 2°C.

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Tonight, further snow showers will move west across the region on a moderate easterly breeze, as the temperature plummets to -6°C.

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The Met Office, over the weekend, has issued amber weather warnings to several parts in the UK as Storm Darcy or known as 'Beast from the East 2' rolls in.

People have been advised to travel only if it is necessary as there have been reports of vehicles becoming stuck due to heavy snowfall.

The weather warning is in place until late Wednesday.

Heavy snow in Derbyshire has also led to a number of schools closing to all pupils today.

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Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Paul Gundersen said the UK is in for a notably cold and snowy period over this week, with very cold air in place over the whole of the UK starting Sunday (February 7).

“Showers will see snow accumulating across eastern areas.”

The Met Office added its six to 30-day forecast currently points to the likelihood of cold conditions continuing into mid-February.

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