'Another blast of winter' predicted

Residents in south-east Wales and parts of central England have been warned of more snow in the area as forecasters predict "another blast" of winter.

Moist air floating in from the Atlantic is meeting cold air already hanging over the country, causing the latest falls.

Snow in south-east Wales is expected to proceed to the Midlands and then to parts of East Anglia, Matt Dobson, forecaster with MeteoGroup, the Press Association's weather division, said.

"There are likely to be falls on higher ground, but even on lower levels there could be a covering in some areas. It's another blast of winter, which will be followed by a bitterly cold night going into Friday in the areas that are affected," he said.

"There is also the chance of more snow at the weekend, particularly on Sunday, especially in the Midlands."

He added that there was a likelihood of rain south of the M4 on Thursday.

Western Scotland and places as far south as the Peak District witnessed snow showers recently, while many areas faced wintry conditions.

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