THE Met Office has issued a weather warning with many areas forecast snowfall over the next three days.

Storm Caroline is due to bring plunging temperatures and icy conditions to the North West from this evening, Thursday December7 until midnight on Sunday, December 10.

The Met Office have warned of travel disruption, risk of injuries and rural communities being cut off.

There is a 90 per cent chance of snow on Sunday, with wind-chill reducing already freezing temperatures to a feels-like temperature of minus four degrees Celsius.

A Met Office spokesman said: “During Friday, increasingly frequent snow showers already affecting parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England will extend across many other northern and western parts of the UK.

“2-5 cm of snow is likely in places over the warning area. 10-20 cm is possible for some locations.

“Icy surfaces are also likely to be an additional hazard, especially overnight.”

They added: “There will be possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers with possible delays and cancellations to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could be cut off and power supplies interrupted.

“There will probably some icy stretches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths. Some injuries from slips and falls on icy and snowy surfaces are likely.”