More snow in Wales as freeze tightens its grip

Snowy field in Powys
Image caption More snow is expected for parts of Powys over the next few days

Temperatures in Wales remain bitterly cold as snow and ice continue to cause problems.

Snow has fallen in Gwynedd and Anglesey early on Wednesday making some roads treacherous.

The Met Office has issued a warning that roads in Powys will be particularly icy on Wednesday.

Snow showers are possible elsewhere in Wales, adding to already treacherous stretches on untreated roads and pavements.

After a penetrating frost, bracing north easterly winds will keep temperatures below freezing.

Some school closures have been announced in parts of Wales, including Carmarthenshire and Powys.

Three schools in Carmarthenshire are open but have no cooking facilities due to frozen pipes - Ammanford Nursery School, Ysgol Gymraeg Rhydaman and Bro Banw Primary School.

Parents were advised there would be no breakfast clubs at these schools and children needed to bring packed lunches.

BBC Wales meteorologist Derek Brockway predicted more scattered snow showers on Wednesday, with the worst-hit areas being parts of the north and east, Powys and Monmouthshire.

He said: "A few centimetres of fresh snow is possible, especially on higher ground and the snow will drift and blow around."

Thursday will see further snow showers in the same areas but temperatures will pick up by Friday as the winds drop.

The Met Office is warning drivers to be careful of icy road in Powys on Wednesday morning.

Roads are wet from melted snow which could cause icy stretches on untreated roads and pavements as temperatures fall below freezing.

People are advised to take extra care and refer to Traffic Wales for further advice on traffic disruption on motorways and trunk roads.

No problems were reported early on Wednesday on major roads in Wales but some ferry services have been affected.

Snow fall caused travel disruption in Wales on Monday and Tuesday with dozens of schools closed.

BBC Wales has the latest online weather updates.

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