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

United Kingdom

20:31 on Friday, 12 February 2016

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Yellow warning of snow and ice

Be aware

Valid from 16:40 on Friday until 23:59 on Friday

A band of rain, sleet or snow showers will affect parts of northern Scotland during Friday afternoon before moving slowly southwards. Snow will be initially confined to high ground but will start falling to lower levels away from coasts. Icy roads may also be a hazard where precipitation falls on frozen surfaces. Please be aware of the potential for difficult driving conditions and some disruption to transport. This warning has been updated to extend area into western Tayside, to include much of Perthshire and parts of Kinross for snowfall this evening (with further snowfall expected here overnight; see separate warning for Saturday).

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A frontal zone in cold air will move slowly and erratically southwards across the area, generating rain near coasts but sleet and snow inland, with 2-6 cm of snow down to low levels locally and up to 10 cm on hills. There will be large variations in accumulations due to the showery nature of the snow with some places expected to see little or no snow.

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:
10:38 on Thursday, 11 February 2016
Last modified at:
16:35 on Friday, 12 February 2016
Valid from:
16:40 on Friday, 12 February 2016
Valid until:
23:59 on Friday, 12 February 2016
Regions affected:

20:31 on Saturday, 13 February 2016

Snow warning of yellow Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow and ice

Be aware

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

Rain, sleet and snow over northern Scotland will move slowly and erratically southwards across much of central Scotland early on Saturday and to parts of southern Scotland as the day goes on. Some locally heavy outbreaks of snow are likely over high ground and also to lower levels, mainly inland. In addition, icy surfaces are likely, particularly on Friday night and into Saturday morning. Drier conditions should slowly follow into the Central Belt of Scotland on Saturday afternoon. The public should be aware of difficult travelling conditions and the risk of some transport disruption due to both snow and icy surfaces. There remains some uncertainty in the details and this warning will be updated as required.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A front over northern Scotland will move slowly and erratically southwards on Friday night and during Saturday. This will bring outbreaks of mainly rain and sleet over eastern coastal areas but with snow falling to lower levels inland. 5 cm is likely to accumulate above around 200 m and 10 cm or more above 400 m, with 2 to 4 cm likely locally at low levels. The greatest risk is across Perthshire, Kinross and Stirlingshire from the early hours of Saturday until mid-morning, then across Lothian and the Borders from mid-morning onwards. Some snowfall is also expected at lower levels elsewhere away from the immediate coastal fringe, but accumulations here should be mostly limited to around 1 cm. A frost will also develop on Friday evening before rain, sleet and snow spreads south and this will lead to the risk ice as this falls onto frozen surfaces in places.

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:
11:24 on Friday, 12 February 2016
Last modified at:
11:24 on Friday, 12 February 2016
Valid from:
00:05 on Saturday, 13 February 2016
Valid until:
23:55 on Saturday, 13 February 2016
Regions affected:

20:31 on Sunday, 14 February 2016

Snow warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow

Be aware

Valid from 00:05 on Sunday until 12:00 on Sunday

Further outbreaks of sleet and snow are expected through Saturday night and Sunday morning, with some heavy snow likely at times, especially over higher routes. Please be aware of difficult travelling conditions and the risk of some disruption to transport. There remains some uncertainty in the details and this warning will be updated as required.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A front will continue to move gradually southwards on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Further accumulations of snow are expected over southeastern Scotland with this snow extending into parts of northeast England during Sunday morning. A further 2 to 4 cm of snow is possible at lower levels, mainly away from the immediate coastal strip, with 5 to 10 cm above 200 m and perhaps as much as 15 cm on the highest routes above 300 m.

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:
11:48 on Friday, 12 February 2016
Last modified at:
11:48 on Friday, 12 February 2016
Valid from:
00:05 on Sunday, 14 February 2016
Valid until:
12:00 on Sunday, 14 February 2016
Regions affected:

20:31 on Monday, 15 February 2016

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on Monday 15 February 2016

20:31 on Tuesday, 16 February 2016

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on Tuesday 16 February 2016