The snow has finally hit Britain and Wales has taken the burnt of it, with the Met Office issuing a red warning for snow for area of the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains. This means that all non-essential travel should be avoided.


The red warning area could see as much as 30cm (12ins) of snow.


A lot of England and Wales, as well as Northern Ireland lies in an amber warning area, which means be prepared for disruption and travel only if necessary, and could see up to 15cm (6ins of snow), but this is likely to increase over hills.


In Wales, buses and trains have been suspended, and many roads are extremely treacherous, and power cuts are affecting nearly 10.000 households – so if you have an elderly neighbour, why not make sure they are OK


However, for schoolchildren across England and Wales this has meant an extra day off as thousands of schools have closed – well every cloud has a silver lining. Just remember to wrap up warm if you do venture outside, fleeces, jackets, boots, gloves, hats and scarves are definitely the order of the day!!