Snow causes postponements in football, rugby union and racing

BBC Weather's Helen Willetts presents the weather forecast

Derby County's game against Cardiff City in the Championship has been postponed because of heavy snow.

The Pride Park club said the weather had put the areas surrounding their stadium in an "unsafe condition".

Three Women's FA Cup quarter-finals - Arsenal v Charlton, Durham v Everton and Sunderland v Manchester City - are off, as is the WSL 2 game at Watford.

Additionally, the Grand Slam-winning Irish rugby union team's homecoming celebrations in Dublin were cancelled.

Captain Rory Best and the Irish players and coaches were scheduled to take part in a celebratory event at Aviva Stadium.

The IRFU had arranged a free-ticket event at the Aviva Stadium
The IRFU had arranged a free-ticket event at the Aviva Stadium

Also in rugby union, the Anglo-Welsh Cup final between Bath and Exeter at Kingsholm is off.

Rugby league's scheduled Super League game between Castleford and Wigan has been called off "in the interest of both player and spectator safety".

And the Scottish League One derby between Raith Rovers and East Fife has fallen victim to a frozen pitch.

Sunday's intended racing at Carlisle and Ffos Las has been snowed off, as has Southwell on Monday.

A resumption of the jump racing programme on Monday hinges on a 14:00 GMT inspection at Kelso.

And Tuesday's planned fixtures at Exeter and Wetherby are also subject to inspections.

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Derby County posted a picture of their stadium on social media

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