28/02/2018 London News


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6-1 in the end to Tottenham

and a game notable for video

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replace, but one that Rochdale fans

may not want to watch again.

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Good evening.

may not want to watch again.

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I'm Asad Ahmad.

may not want to watch again.

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Well, if you thought we had severe

weather conditions today, it looks

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like it's about to get worse.

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Yet more heavier snow

is predicted for tomorrow,

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with at least one major train

operator getting their advice

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in early telling commuters

not to travel tomorrow

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unless absolutely necessary.

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We'll have a full forecast

for you shortly, but first,

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looking at how we've all coped

today, here's Tolu Adeoye.

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Still this evening, as had

happened throughout the day,

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the Beast from the East repeatedly

hit the capital.

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Thick snow flurries there one minute

quickly disappearing.

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There were tricky journeys and icy

roads for those who made it to work

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as they tried to get back home.

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There have been delays.

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Southern Trains have been delayed.

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The bus is delayed.

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Crazy day.

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They clean the windows,

we've got too much snow.

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We've been there about four hours.

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I'm not going to go home

now because I think

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the trains are too delayed.

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So I'm going to wait for a bit,

and work a bit later.

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First thing, Londoners woke up

to a blanket of snow.

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In East Dulwich this driver slid

down Dog Kennel Hill.

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Buses didn't run on some routes,

this one came off the road,

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and those that did run were packed.

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I think snow is going to cause

disruption anywhere.

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I understand it being a difficulty,

but I think by this point

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you would hope they'd have prepared

a bit better for it.

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I mean, it was known ahead of time

that it was going to snow,

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they could have done a bit

more prep work.

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Main routes were driveable,

but icy side roads caused problems.

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Airports also cancelled flights.

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This was Stansted.

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Further out of the capital

there was more disruption.

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Chelmsford was eerily quiet.

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No one was going anywhere with bus

routes suspended and trains

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delayed or cancelled.

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For those determined to get

to work it wasn't just icy

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tracks causing delays.

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Due to the weather,

they can be frozen shut.

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I've been called to

a few of them today.

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With nearly 200 schools

closed across Essex,

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many parents had to stay

and work from home.

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My daughter was off school today,

so I had to stay working at home,

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so we've come out in my lunch break.

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Do you think you'll be

back at school tomorrow?

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I hope not, but maybe.

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Back in central London,

these were some of the scenes.

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This is usually a view

of the Thames at Blackfriars.

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In the Square Mile it

hasn't snowed since 2014.

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There, they worked through

the day to grit roads.

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Since Sunday, we've put down

about 60 tonnes of grit

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just in the Square Mile,

and we've got on average on a daily

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24-hour shift about 150

workers working to do that.

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This time-lapse footage shows London

being hit by the snowstorms.

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The bad news for commuters

is more snow is forecast.

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Tolu is at Victoria Station for us

tonight, with some useful travel

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advice for tomorrow.

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Tolu.

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We can seize snow is still on the

ground, what's the advice as far as

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travellers concerned? -- we can see

that snow is still on the ground.

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Lots of disruption to travel, even

tonight at Victoria, cancellations,

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delays. Lots of people onshore when

they will make it home. Trains

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running in rush-hour with -- lots of

people aren't sure when they will

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make it home. We've had advice from

Southern, South Eastern and South

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West trains. They will be running a

revised timetable. South-eastern has

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advised some people to work from

home where possible. TfL has run a

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decent service. They say they've

been able to run the underground

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well enough and bus routes have been

running. This is the advice they

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gave about their services tomorrow.

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We're going to have our gritters

out on the road system,

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we've got teams overnight making

sure that the rails are de-iced,

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that the trains can

keep running and so on.

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But I would encourage people

to check before you travel,

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because you never know,

there could be localised disruption

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to you when you want to go

travelling in the morning.

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Sound advice from TfL. These snow

showers are quite localised and can

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be quite heavy. It's hard to predict

exactly what is going to be

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happening with journeys. The advice

is to check well before you travel.

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Thank you.

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Other news now, and hundreds

of teenagers gathered at a church

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in West London today

for the funerals of two friends

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killed by a drunk driver.

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Harry Rice, Josh McGuiness

and George Wilkinson were struck

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as they walked to a birthday

party last month.

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Tonight their parents

said their grief is like a "life

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sentence", and they want the driver

to be given one too.

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Here's Katharine Carpenter.

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A final journey along

familiar streets.

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On this, the bleakest of days,

friends and strangers in Harefield

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paused to pay their respects.

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These were local boys, and their

deaths have been devastating.

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Is an absolute treasure.

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That's the only way

I can describe him.

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He was just a treasure,

because he was so kind.

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We have our own life

sentence now of just pure...

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It's like torture every day.

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That's how I can

describe how I feel.

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It's like Groundhog Day every day.

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I just don't know, I don't know

what we're going to do.

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The teenagers, described

as cheeky and fun loving,

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were mown down by a speeding drunk

driver a month ago.

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They were with others on their way

to a birthday party.

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Today, hundreds of their friends

gathered for their funeral.

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Young shoulders carrying

a heavy burden.

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A church so packed, some stood

outside in the snow.

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Teenagers do get a bad

press, but they...

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All their friends, what they've done

from the minute of this crash,

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they've arranged and organised

events, they've got the whole

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community within a day,

they wrote to the Council,

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got the Council to reduce

the speed limit.

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They also described the boys

who stopped the fleeing

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car driver as heroes,

and say from now on their focus

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will be campaigning for tougher

sentences for those who kill

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behind the wheel.

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This won't go away,

as far as we're concerned.

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We will take this to the highest

courts in the land, and then

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to the European courts if need be.

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There has to be

justice for the boys.

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Katharine Carpenter,

BBC London News.

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Our condolences to the families.

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Scotland Yard, which is

investigating allegations of sexual

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assault against the media mogul

Harvey Weinstein, says a tenth

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complaint has now been made.

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Officers say it's alleged

that the film producer assaulted

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a woman in Westminster in the 1990s.

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Mr Weinstein has always denied

having non-consensual

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sex with any woman.

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Back to the snow now.

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And yes, it brings difficulties with

travel and keeping yourself warm.

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But most of us would admit -

that it's got its upside too -

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and it can bring out our competitive

spirit as well.

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Chris Slegg spent the day outside,

and teachers, take note

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of what you're about to see first.

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You might want to copy it tomorrow.

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Are you ready?

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CHEERING.

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Staff, are you ready?

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CHEERING.

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Go!

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If snowball fighting was a sport

at the Winter Olympics, the children

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at Alleyn Court Prep School

in Southend would win the gold.

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They don't believe

in snowball bans here.

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In fact, the pupils

take on the teachers.

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Well, London's very own

Winter Olympics is not just

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about snowball fighting.

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We've got the first snowman World

Cup going on here in Regents Park.

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Over there, Team Mexico,

and they're taking on,

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to my right, Team GB.

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Look at that! This could be big.

It

depends how much free time we have.

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It could be a snowman.

How are the

opposition getting on?

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This is our first snowman

ever in the world.

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You see that we aren't experts

in constructing snowmen.

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Go!

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Meanwhile, over on Primrose Hill,

competition in the luge was intense.

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The champions, though,

surely had to be local

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duo Daisy and Misty,

whose school had been

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closed for the afternoon.

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We've been doing this

together since we were four.

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We've done years of just

going into trees and things,

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but now we've mastered it.

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Others, though, certainly haven't.

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No medal there.

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Back at the snowman

making competition,

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there are surprise champions.

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The final whistle goes,

this is the end product.

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Team Mexico's first ever snowman.

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It was definitely teamwork.

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Why not do something

fun on a Wednesday?!

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Fun on, this very snowy Wednesday,

has not been in short supply.

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Chris Slegg, BBC London News.

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You can keep across all the latest

with us tomorrow morning.

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So let's see if tomorrow might be

as much fun for those people.

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Ben has the forecast,

and details about Storm Emma.

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Ben has the forecast,

and details about Storm Emma.

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Good evening. There could be some

more snow on the way, not only

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tomorrow but into Friday as well.

Quite a few snow showers passed

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across the capital. As we go through

the evening, still some of those

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snow showers are coming in from the

east. Pretty brisk wind, it doesn't

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feel pleasant if you are out there

through the early hours of Thursday

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morning. Temperature wise we are

looking at overnight lows of -4, -5,

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maybe -7 or minus eight. Not as cold

as last night but it will feel

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bitter if you happen to be out and

about. Tomorrow, a Met Office Yellow

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Warning for some snow to come at

times through the day. Pretty windy

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conditions as well. As we go through

the data you can see a largely fine

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start. Not as many showers as we had

this morning but then an increasing

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chance we will see some areas of

snow pushing up from the south.

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Probably nothing desperately heavy

but we could see a fuse centimetres

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in places. Those temperatures will

struggle to get much above freezing.

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Some spots will stay below. Add on

the strength of the wind and it will

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feel subzero. The potential for

something a bit milder as

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