Storm Darcy set to bring another 15cm of snow to parts of Britain

British police warn public not to travel, while in Germany temperatures plummet and in Paris the River Seine bursts its banks

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Parts of the UK were blanketed with more snow on Tuesday as Storm Darcy brought the lowest temperatures of the winter with it.

Darcy has also caused floods in France and snow in Germany, where hundreds of drivers were trapped in their vehicles.

Yellow weather warnings were in place for much of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Some coronavirus vaccination centres and the few schools that remained open to teach the children of essential workers were forced to close.

Police told people not to travel and to expect long delays if they did venture out.

The Perth region of eastern Scotland was told to expect up to 10 centimetres of snow on Tuesday, while parts of eastern England prepared for up to 15cm to accumulate.

Yellow warnings were in place for eastern and central England and into Scotland as far north as the Shetland Islands.

A more severe amber warning for snow was in place between Glasgow and Edinburgh and north to Perth.

The Met Office warned people in the region to expect delays on the roads, as well as rail and air travel.

In Aboyne, Aberdeenshire on Monday, 29cm of snow fell, while up to 26cm landed in parts of eastern England.

Overnight, the temperature dropped to minus 15°C at Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands, close to the most northerly point of mainland Britain.

Storm Darcy has also devastated parts of France with flooding, including in Paris, where the River Seine burst its banks.

In Germany, there were severe traffic disruptions on Tuesday, including hundreds of drivers trapped in their vehicles overnight on the A2 in western Germany.
Heavy snowfall covered Berlin in a blanket of white, partly freezing water in canals and rivers and hampering traffic.

Thermometers plunged to minus 8°C in Berlin and Frankfurt on Monday.