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Some 2-5 cm of snow is likely fairly widely, with 10-20 cm in northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, north Wales and perhaps the northwest Midlands.
Coastal communities affected by spray and large waves.They were rescued by a 4x4 in a dramatic operation and coastguards said it was not clear if the bus had got stuck because of the weather or suffered a mechanical failure.The 33 children, plus driver, were safely transferred to a Landrover and taken to a harbour authority building after the incident at 11.20am at Scapa Beach Road in Kirkwall.The Met Office is unclear about what path the storm may take.
A spokesman for the Met Office confirmed that it will be monitoring the storm over the weekend and will offer weather warnings if necessary.
An Amber severe weather warning is in place for ice and snow across much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and parts of northern and western England.