Updated at 13:35
More than 200 schools and some main roads have closed due to the 10cm (4 inches) of snow falling across some areas of Wales.
Over 70 schools have closed in Caerphilly, 60 in Rhondda Cynon Taf, 27 in Merthyr Tydfil, 24 in Bridgend and 2 in Neath Port Talbot and Cardiff have shut.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in most parts of Wales.
The weather has disrupted major road links around Cardiff, Caerphilly and Rhigos mountains have closed. The A469 from Thornhill to Cardiff is closed due to the snow.
A470 southbound to Abercynon and southbound roads between Natgarw and Coryton roundabout due to blockage and traffic.
Poor driving conditions on the A465 are closed in both directions in Ebbw Vale.
What is it like in Cardiff?
Some Cardiff Bus services, are suspended and delayed, with only a few operating. First Cymru services have been affected by the weather and cancelled their services in some parts of Cardiff.
The snow is between 3-5 inches in and around Cardiff, which surprised international students. Samwel Mahela, from Tanzania, is a University of South Wales student. He had his first experience with snow today.
Samwel says: “it’s my first time to see something like this. So when I see something like this, I’m like, what is this? In Tanzania, I can’t see something like this because in Tanzania from January to December, it is warm.
”I’m happy because now I can know the real weather of this country.”
Cardiff airport hasn’t suspended, diverted or cancelled flights. Bristol airport cancelled flights temporarily and diverted them this morning. Flights have now started arriving and departing after this morning’s disruption.
Bristol airport said: ”Our teams have been working hard to ensure the safety of our customers and staff.”
How cold is it, and how long will it last?
Over the last 24 hours, the weather has been cold, with unsettling conditions. TIt’sold air is coming from the north and pushing across south Wales, bringing snow, ice and plenty of low temperatures.
Several severe weather warnings haveIt’sn issued, and more warnings are likely to come throughout the week. The greatest impact has been across the north-eastern areas of the UK, as well as some Northern Ireland and southern and central areas of England and Wales.
“It’s currently 0 degrees in Caerphilly and Cwmbran and 1 degree in Bridgend and Cardiff. “It’s currently 0 degrees in Caerphilly and Cwmbran and 1 degree in Bridgend and Cardiff.
“Forecasters from the BBC have said up to 10cm (4 inches) of snow has fallen on higher ground in Wales, while 3-5cm has fallen across some of south, mid and west Wales.”Forecasters from the BBC have said up to 10cm (4 inches) of snow has fallen on higher ground in Wales, while 3-5cm has fallen across some of south, mid and west Wales.
“The Met Office added: “Snow showers will become more frequent through Monday, continuing to feed in on north-westerly winds overnight.”The Met Office added: “Snow showers will become more frequent through Monday, continuing to feed in on north-westerly winds overnight.
“Accumulations of a couple of centimetres are possible at low levels, with higher ground expected to see 5-10cm in places. In addition, icy stretches are likely to form following showers.”
Latest weather forecast
This evening it will gradually get cloudier from the south. It should remain dry this evening with a possible snow shower. Tonight it will be the occasional sleet, but snow may develop. The snow will clear throughout tonight and remain cloudy everywhere.
Tomorrow will still be similar to this evening, cloudy and dry. Staying dry into the afternoon, but later on we may see more snow that will push in from the west Wales in the evening.
Friday, it will reach its lowest of -4 degrees with a high of 3 with a drier and brighter evening. Saturday morning will start out bright with early spells of snow and sleet. Towards the evening, it will get more dark and cloudy with a chance of rain. Sunday, the morning will start with sunny spells and then will have rain start on through in the afternoon and head on until the early hours of Monday morning, with a high of 8 and lowest of 7.
Source: BBC Weather.
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