THE MET office has issued a red weather warning for south east Wales and parts of the West Country.

A red weather warning is in place between 3pm on Thursday March 1 and 2am the following morning.

Heavy snow and blizzards are expected. 

The snow will be accompanied by very strong easterly winds leading to severe drifting.

Some places could also see significant ice build up due to freezing rain from later on Thursday evening, most likely in the south of the area.

Long delays and cancellations of public transport seem highly likely.

Some roads are likely to become blocked by deep snow, stranding vehicles and passengers.

Long interruptions to power supplies and other utilities are very likely to occur, along with damage to trees and other structures due to heavy snow or ice.

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