Snow has started to fall apart parts of Cumbria already this morning.

A weather warning for heavy snow is in place for the region on Tuesday, with The Met Office warning that Storm Barra could bring snow and strong winds.

This is what to expect in those areas according to The Met Office:

  • Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers
  • Possible delays or cancellations to rail and air travel
  • There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off
  • There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

Weather warning for Cumbria

The Met Office expects rain and hill snow to hit Cumbria through Monday, with a maximum temperature of 7 degrees.

Monday night will see minimum temperatures fall to -2 degrees, while further blustery showers are expected.


Outbreaks of heavy rain, falling as snow on high ground, will then land on Tuesday, with Storm Barra bringing severe gales in places.

Snow arrives in Cumbria

But snow has already landed in parts of the region, and roads are being affected as a result.

There are hazardous driving conditions on the A6 between Shap and Kendal as a result of snow.


While problems have also been reported on the A686 Hartside Pass between Melmerby and Alston.