‘BBC Breakfast s**** itself in weather panic’ Viewer blasts snow weather report

Two swathes of freezing air are expected to close in on the UK in the next 24 hours – fuelling fears of the worst countrywide freeze in six years.

The Met Office has issued a series of Yellow warnings for much of the UK.

One BBC Breakfast viewer accused the show of overly focusing on the fact London and the South East may be hit by weather conditions which the rest of Britain regularly experiences.

He tweeted: “It might snow near London #bbcbreakfast s***s itself in weather panic… weather that the rest of the country sees often. Londoncentric [sic]?”

Others took to Twitter to mock those in southern England and Wales for not being able to handle the expected cold snap.

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The BBC Breakfast weather forecast has predicted heavy rains and possibly snow for the South East

Paul Sherratt wrote: “BBC WEATHER… In SW forecast now take care will be dangerous… in North there will be snow. We clearly know how to deal with it.”

Colin Chandler hit out at what he said were “irrelevant” warnings over snow which people will “ignore completely”.

Snow is expected to hit the South from 6pm on Thursday with concerns the weather could cause rush hour chaos.

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed armed forces are prepared to support communities hit by the severe weather.

A spokesman said: “Our Armed Forces are committed and professional and are ready should they be needed to support local authorities in responding to adverse weather in our communities."

Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge said the heavy rain striking the south could turn to snow as it comes into contact with the freezing air.

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Two swathes of freezing air are expected to hit the UK

Dan Walker and Louise MinchinBBC BREAKFAST

Dan Walker and Louise Minchin

He said: “Rainfall over southern counties on Thursday is likely to be heavy and where it bumps into the colder air mass we could see snow.

“There could be disruption for a while as this system moves through.”

Chief forecaster Dan Suri said winds, blizzards and lying snow threaten disruption to travel and power supplies.

“Snow showers are expected to develop from Wednesday evening lasting into Thursday. “These, combined with strong winds, could lead to locally very poor travel conditions,” he said.

TWITTER

Some users mocked the reaction to the expected snow in the South

“Be aware of the potential for disruption to transport due to lying and blowing snow.

“Wind gusts up to 55 mph are expected in exposed coastal areas and on hills in association with snow showers, leading to temporary blizzard conditions.

“Two to five centimetres of snow could accumulate anywhere within the warning area with 10-20 centimetres possible above 300 metres.

“Lightning may accompany the heaviest showers, with potential disruption to power supplies as a consequence.”

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