UK Schools Close Down Due to Heavy Snow Emergency
Following a snow and ice emergency, some schools in the United Kingdom were forced to close for a second straight day, according to the Daily Mail.
As an Arctic chill enveloped Britain on Monday, thousands of courses were reportedly cancelled, forcing students to do their assignments online.
To guarantee the safety of children and staff when they arrive at school during the day, hundreds of schools remained closed on Tuesday. Other schools chose to start their days later.
With a low of minus 17 degrees Celsius and a high of minus 9.3 degrees Celsius, Braemer in Aberdeenshire reportedly had its coldest minimum temperature since February 2021 and its coldest maximum temperature in 12 years.
The next five coldest readings, including minus 13.1 degrees at Balmoral, were all registered in Scotland.
A spokeswoman for the Met Office, Oli Claydon, said that snow would fall in some places once more on Tuesday.
He stated, “A major snow and ice warning encompassing the North-East of England, the entire sort of northern portion of Scotland, as well as the Highlands and Islands, will go into effect at midnight tonight and last through to midday on Thursday.”