WEATHER WARNING: More snow for Sheffield TONIGHT

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Amber warnings for snow and wind are also in force for much of the country until 10am on Friday.

"A spell of heavy snow is expected".

"Snowfall will be accompanied by strong to gale easterly winds, leading to severe drifting of lying snow especially in upland areas".

Travel and public transport disruption is expected, and hundreds of schools across the country have already been closed.

The weather warning, which indicates a threat to life, covers south-west England, South Wales, Somerset and Devon, from 3pm on Thursday to 2am on Friday.

SDLP MLA Sinead Bradley said: "The weather has deteriorated very quickly and we're now in the middle of an amber warning from the Met office".

The red alerts signal a "risk to life is likely" - and remains in place for Scotland until 10am on Thursday with up to 40cm (16in) of snow expected in some areas.

Up to 20cm of snow is set to fall in the blizzards which will cause up to 50cm of snow on higher ground.

The storm, named by the Portuguese Met Service, will move north through Europe and is due to hit the United Kingdom on Thursday and Friday, and will be "significantly disruptive", bringing the risk of power cuts and transport delays. Some roads may become blocked by deep snow, stranding vehicles and passengers.

This is only the ninth red warning issued in the United Kingdom since 2011 for any kind of weather.

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The weather front comes as the United Kingdom reels from the effects of the Beast from the East and just hours after a red alert for Scotland ended at 10am.

On top of these, yellow snow warnings have been issued for vast swathes of southern, central, and northern England, Northern Ireland and Wales - in place for most of Thursday.

And hundreds of schools have been closed across the United Kingdom, including more than 200 in Wales, 131 in Kent and 62 in East Sussex.

People in the North East are being warned to expect the extreme weather to continue as forecasters extend their amber warning into Friday.

Chief Superintendent Stewart Carle, head of road policing at Police Scotland, said: "The Met Office has now increased the weather warning to red, the first time this has occurred for snow storms".

"Some rural communities might be cut off for several days".

The majority of the United Kingdom that has not been hit by the red warning is now on yellow (severe weather) or amber (bad weather which could disrupt plans and has a potential risk to life and property) warnings. "Long interruptions to power supplies and other services".

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar urged: "We are asking everyone to be at home and safe by 4pm today and to remain indoors until the severe weather has passed".

The "Beast of the East" is likely to linger in parts of Scotland until the middle of next week, forecasters have warned - with the east of the country hardest hit.

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