Stick the Kettle On - There's Another Storm Hitting The UK Today

Large waves batter the lighthouse at Porthcawl in south Wales

There was also a snow-ice warning issued and a high flood risk along the Atlantic coast.

Northern Ireland and central Scotland are subject to a more serious Amber warning with severe snowfall expected from this afternoon into tomorrow morning.

MET Eireann has upgraded its wind warning for Galway to status orange as Storm Fionn approaches.

Met Eireann has issued two new weather warnings this morning with more snow, cold temperatures and wind on the way. There will be heavy rain associated with it as well and possibly snow in the north.

"Showers will be accompanied by hail and lightning at times, while strong winds bring the potential for temporary blizzard conditions and drifting of lying snow, mainly over high ground".

Heavy snowfall across several countries created risky driving conditions due to build-ups of slush and ice on road surfaces.

The Netweather radar map below reveals that much of the United Kingdom is now getting a brief respite from the snow with clear skies in many places.

Local authorities urged residents and business owners to remain vigilant should conditions in coastal areas deteriorate.

Mean wind speeds of 65 to 80 km/h and gusts of up to 120 km/hr are forecast in those areas as a result of Storm Fionn, with warnings of possible flash flooding.

He said: "It's to the southern part of that low that we will see the strongest winds".

Cork, Clare and Donegal were among the counties worst affected by the high winds last night.

The weather front may be called Storm Georgina if the low pressure system moves through Ireland and the UK.

The ambulance service north of the border was called to 15 crashes yesterday as snow and strong winds hit, with a number of schools closing.

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