Commuters brace for transport woe as snow hits the south east

 
Elizabeth Fournier
THE SOUTH east is facing more wintry weather this week with temperatures dipping below freezing and snow threatening to reach the capital as soon as today.

The Met Office has issued a level three cold weather warning, with snow showers expected across the east until Thursday, and wind chill meaning temperatures could feel as low as minus 10 degrees celsius.

The snow could hit as early as this morning, with the potential to disrupt rush hour journeys and add complications to the Monday morning commute.

“There is a 100 per cent probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions and heavy snow between 8am on Sunday and midnight on Thursday in parts of England,” the Met Office said.

A strong to gale force wind, with gusts of up to 45 miles per hour, will drive temperatures lower and sweep the cold snap from Northern Europe into the UK.

Heavy snow in January led to chaos on London’s transport systems, and has been blamed by many retailers for a poor post-Christmas sales performance, as well as a dip in the UK’s construction output.