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Yellow warning There are warnings of snow and ice in the next 5 days for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Highlands & Eilean Siar

14:20 on Thursday, 23 February 2017

Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of ice

Be aware

18:00 on Thursday until 09:00 on Friday

Icy stretches will form on many untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths this evening, overnight and into Friday morning. In addition wintry showers could give 1-3 cm of snow in places, mainly on higher ground above 150 m, but perhaps to lower levels in the far north of Scotland.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

As the more persistent rain, sleet and snow clears on Thursday afternoon and evening, temperatures will fall quickly and untreated surfaces will freeze, with ice forming, especially in areas with snow cover. Further showers spreading from the west could cause salt wash-off and give further accumulations of snow in places, chiefly on high ground over Scotland.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/

Issued at:
09:52 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Last modified at:
09:52 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid from:
18:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid until:
09:00 on Friday, 24 February 2017
Local Authorities affected

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry, County Tyrone, Cumbria, Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton, Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders, West Lothian, Na h-Eileanan Siar, Highland, Northumberland, Durham, Darlington, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire

Snow warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow

Be aware

02:00 on Thursday until 18:00 on Thursday

Snow is expected over the high ground of northern England and Scotland on Thursday and may fall to low levels for a time in Scotland. Snow accumulations of 3 to 6 cm are likely above 200 metres with 10 cm or more above 300 metres. At low levels, including the Central Belt, 1 to 3 cm is possible in places. Expect some disruption to transport networks and possibly power supplies. Associated heavy rain at low levels will be an additional hazard. The warning has been updated to slightly shrink the yellow area and also to change the position in the risk matrix.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A developing area of low pressure, named Storm Doris, is expected to move east across the UK during Thursday. Rain or sleet will occur at low levels at first, but some snow is also likely, perhaps more so as the system clears to the east. However, over the high ground and particularly the Southern Uplands, a spell of heavy snow looks likely. In addition heavy rain may lead to some localised flooding at lower levels.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/

Issued at:
05:27 on Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Last modified at:
09:27 on Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Valid from:
02:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid until:
18:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Local Authorities affected

Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders, West Lothian, Highland and Northumberland

14:20 on Friday, 24 February 2017

Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of ice

Be aware

18:00 on Thursday until 09:00 on Friday

Icy stretches will form on many untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths this evening, overnight and into Friday morning. In addition wintry showers could give 1-3 cm of snow in places, mainly on higher ground above 150 m, but perhaps to lower levels in the far north of Scotland.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

As the more persistent rain, sleet and snow clears on Thursday afternoon and evening, temperatures will fall quickly and untreated surfaces will freeze, with ice forming, especially in areas with snow cover. Further showers spreading from the west could cause salt wash-off and give further accumulations of snow in places, chiefly on high ground over Scotland.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/

Issued at:
09:52 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Last modified at:
09:52 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid from:
18:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid until:
09:00 on Friday, 24 February 2017
Local Authorities affected

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry, County Tyrone, Cumbria, Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton, Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders, West Lothian, Na h-Eileanan Siar, Highland, Northumberland, Durham, Darlington, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire

14:20 on Saturday, 25 February 2017

There are no warnings for Highlands & Eilean Siar on Saturday 25 February 2017

14:20 on Sunday, 26 February 2017

There are no warnings for Highlands & Eilean Siar on Sunday 26 February 2017

14:20 on Monday, 27 February 2017

There are no warnings for Highlands & Eilean Siar on Monday 27 February 2017