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Yellow warning There are warnings of snow and ice in the next 5 days for United Kingdom

United Kingdom

04:09 on Sunday, 1 February 2015

Snow warning of yellow Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow and ice

Be aware

Valid from 15:00 on Sunday until 23:55 on Monday

Further snow showers will affect parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland, and eastern parts of England, later on Sunday and through the whole of Monday, leading to additional accumulations. The showers will be associated with strong winds, so drifting and temporary blizzard conditions are possible, as well as icy stretches. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption from these conditions. This is an update to the Alert issued on Friday to slightly modify the areas covered: Wales and southwestern England are now excluded, while the far southeast of England has been included. This is due to a reorientation of the areas covered in the southwest and southeast to mirror latest forecast probabilities.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A very cold airmass will continue to spread southwards from Scotland and Northern Ireland across the remainder of the UK later Sunday, and persist through Monday, accompanied by strong winds. Frequent showers are likely to form in this airmass, primarily affecting northern parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland but also running along eastern coastal districts of England at times. Within the cold air snow is likely to accumulate even to low levels wherever showers occur. Periods of enhanced snowfall are possible within this general flow, but details of these are very uncertain at this time. As such this Alert is likely to be subsequently updated and refined. There is the potential for disruption throughout this period due to the accumulating snow and ice but also with temporary blizzard conditions leading to very difficult driving conditions.

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:
11:52 on Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Last modified at:
11:36 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Valid from:
15:00 on Sunday, 1 February 2015
Valid until:
23:55 on Monday, 2 February 2015
Regions affected:
Snow warning of yellow Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow and ice

Be aware

Valid from 13:00 on Saturday until 12:00 on Sunday

Snow and strong winds will affect parts of northern and then eastern Britain later on Saturday and into Sunday. Heavy snow will affect upland parts of northern Scotland from Saturday afternoon, with accumulations of over 25 cm on some high level routes. At lower levels, there will be a mix of rain, sleet and snow, though snow accumulations of 2-5 cm are possible in places, mainly inland above 150 m. Northerly winds gusting 60-70 mph will give rise to drifting snow and blizzard conditions. Conditions will improve slowly overnight, but further snow showers are likely, even on low ground. Other eastern areas will see occasional snow showers on Saturday before more persistent rain, sleet and snow spreads southwards overnight, with potential for 2-3 cm of snow at low levels, and 5-10 cm over northern hills where again blizzard conditions are possible. Icy patches are likely throughout the warning area. The public should be aware of the risk of disruption due to snow and ice.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

An area of low pressure moves south through the North Sea later on Saturday and early on Sunday, bringing strong winds and a risk of snow to some northern and later eastern areas. There is high confidence in very poor conditions over higher ground in Scotland. Less certain is the extent of snow at lower levels given that rain and sleet is also possible, but there is potential for local accumulations of several cm even in parts of eastern England, particularly on higher ground. Showers will become confined to eastern coasts from late morning, where they will mainly be of rain.

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:
10:50 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Last modified at:
10:50 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Valid from:
13:00 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Valid until:
12:00 on Sunday, 1 February 2015
Regions affected:
Snow warning of yellow Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow and ice

Be aware

Valid from 14:00 on Saturday until 12:00 on Sunday

Sleet and snow showers will continue to affect many area during Saturday and into Sunday. These will be most frequent across northern and Western Scotland, Northern Ireland, West Wales and Devon and Cornwall. Other areas will be largely dry until a more organised area of light snow moves southwards during the early hours of Sunday morning. Accumulations of 1-2 cm are possible, with perhaps 5 cm on some high ground, mainly in the north and west. Icy patches are likely. Strong winds will also gust to around 60 mph along exposed northern and western coasts. The public should be aware of the risk of disruption due to snow and icy roads.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

The cold, northerly airflow continues to affect the UK. A low pressure system brings organised areas of sleet and snow to northern and some eastern areas later on Saturday and into Sunday. These areas are covered by a separate yellow warning. In other areas, snow showers will be less frequent, but there remains a risk of some slight accumulations, and icy patches will form on untreated roads. Showers will become gradually less frequent on Sunday morning.

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:
11:29 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Last modified at:
13:15 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Valid from:
14:00 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Valid until:
12:00 on Sunday, 1 February 2015
Regions affected:

04:09 on Monday, 2 February 2015

Snow warning of yellow Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow and ice

Be aware

Valid from 15:00 on Sunday until 23:55 on Monday

Further snow showers will affect parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland, and eastern parts of England, later on Sunday and through the whole of Monday, leading to additional accumulations. The showers will be associated with strong winds, so drifting and temporary blizzard conditions are possible, as well as icy stretches. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption from these conditions. This is an update to the Alert issued on Friday to slightly modify the areas covered: Wales and southwestern England are now excluded, while the far southeast of England has been included. This is due to a reorientation of the areas covered in the southwest and southeast to mirror latest forecast probabilities.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A very cold airmass will continue to spread southwards from Scotland and Northern Ireland across the remainder of the UK later Sunday, and persist through Monday, accompanied by strong winds. Frequent showers are likely to form in this airmass, primarily affecting northern parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland but also running along eastern coastal districts of England at times. Within the cold air snow is likely to accumulate even to low levels wherever showers occur. Periods of enhanced snowfall are possible within this general flow, but details of these are very uncertain at this time. As such this Alert is likely to be subsequently updated and refined. There is the potential for disruption throughout this period due to the accumulating snow and ice but also with temporary blizzard conditions leading to very difficult driving conditions.

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:
11:52 on Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Last modified at:
11:36 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Valid from:
15:00 on Sunday, 1 February 2015
Valid until:
23:55 on Monday, 2 February 2015
Regions affected:

04:09 on Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Snow warning of yellow Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow and ice

Be aware

Valid from 00:05 on Tuesday until 23:55 on Tuesday

Snow showers will continue to affect parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and eastern England during Tuesday, giving icy patches in places. Accumulations of snow are possible in places, even to low levels. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel. This is an update to the Alert issued on Friday to extend the areas covered to include Northern Ireland, western Scotland and parts of southeast England. This is due to a reorientation of the areas covered to mirror latest forecast probabilities.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

The arctic airmass, by this time already firmly established across the UK, will continue to bring frequent and heavy snow showers to eastern parts of the UK. During Tuesday, winds over England are expected to veer a little more towards north to northeast, and this will allow showers to spread a little further inland over eastern areas, with snow showers possibly falling quite widely across northern England (east of the Pennines), along with parts of the Midlands and parts of southeast England. The airmass is sufficiently cold for snow showers to accumulate at low levels, perhaps giving several cm in places. There is the potential for disruption throughout this period due to the accumulating snow and ice but also with temporary blizzard conditions leading to very difficult driving conditions.

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:
11:13 on Friday, 30 January 2015
Last modified at:
12:02 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Valid from:
00:05 on Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Valid until:
23:55 on Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Regions affected:

04:09 on Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Snow warning of yellow Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow and ice

Be aware

Valid from 00:05 on Wednesday until 23:55 on Wednesday

Snow showers will continue to affect parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and eastern England during Wednesday, giving icy patches in places. A band of more-organised sleet and snow is expected to reach northwestern areas later in the day. Accumulations of snow are possible in places, even to low levels. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

The arctic airmass already over UK will continue to bring frequent and heavy snow showers to eastern parts of the UK during Wednesday, and further snow showers to northern and northwestern UK. Later on Wednesday, an Atlantic weather system is expected to move towards northwestern UK, and this is likely to bring a more-organised period of snow to many northwestern areas, especially over high ground. However, there are some uncertainties with regard to the detail of this weather system, including its timings, and thus this Alert is likely to be updated and refined on Sunday. The airmass is sufficiently cold for snow showers to accumulate at low levels. There is the potential for disruption throughout this period due to the accumulating snow and ice but also with temporary blizzard conditions leading to very difficult driving conditions.

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:
12:17 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Last modified at:
12:17 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Valid from:
00:05 on Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Valid until:
23:55 on Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Regions affected:

04:09 on Thursday, 5 February 2015

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on the 05 February 2015