THE Met Office has issued further warnings as Storm Emma moves in from the west.

Named by the Met Office's Portuguese partners, the weather system will batter Britain only days after a blast of Siberian air dubbed the ‘Beast from the East’ delivered widespread snowfall and plunging temperatures.

Yellow warnings for ice and snow have been issued for the North West on Friday and Saturday.

A Met Office spokesman said: “There is potential for a spell of heavy snow, accompanied by strong winds at first.

“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.”