MORE adverse weather conditions are expected today, with bitterly cold temperatures, ice, wind and more snow on the way.

The Met Office has issued both amber and yellow weather warnings for heavy snow, ice and strong winds from 8am until 11.55pm.

The yellow warning means residents should be aware of the potential for extreme weather.

It reads: "There is potential for a spell of snow, heavy in places, is likely to move slowly north from Thursday morning onwards.

"The snow will be accompanied by strong winds, leading to the potential for drifting of lying snow.

"Delays and cancellations to public transport are possible, as are delays to travel on roads; some stranding of vehicles and passengers could also occur.

"Some rural communities could become cut off. Interruptions to power supplies and mobile phone coverage are also possible."

A more serious amber warning, meaning 'be prepared', will run concurrently for parts of this time. It begins at noon on Thursday and is scheduled to remain in place until 8am on Friday.

The warning is for ice and snow. It reads: "A spell of heavy snow is expected to move north across Southwest England through Thursday afternoon and evening.

"Some places could also see significant ice build up overnight into Friday.

"The snow is likely to be accompanied by strong easterly winds.

"Long delays and cancellations to public transport is expected, whilst some roads may become blocked by deep snow, stranding vehicles and passengers.

"Long interruptions to power supplies and other utilities are likely to occur."