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

United Kingdom

11:31 on Friday, 26 December 2014

Snow warning of yellow Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow and ice

Be aware

Valid from 22:00 on Friday until 12:00 on Saturday

Temperatures will fall quickly across Scotland this evening, before a band of locally heavy, wintry showers spreads into the northwest late evening. Showers will fall as snow on hills and higher routes and to lower levels inland. The band will move southeast overnight, showers becoming more scattered and not reaching the Central Belt and east of the country until late in the night. Showers will be mainly a mix of rain and snow over lower levels across the south on Saturday morning, before clearing, leaving only scattered wintry showers around coasts. The public should be aware that icy conditions are expected in many places, especially over lying snow, but even low lying parts where rain has fallen, will see ice readily form on untreated surfaces as skies clear once showers move away.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

An occluded front will encounter cold air in its southeastward passage across Scotland. 5-10 cm of snow is possible in places above 200-300 m, especially across the northwest, but 2 cm possible to lower levels inland.

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:
10:18 on Friday, 26 December 2014
Last modified at:
10:18 on Friday, 26 December 2014
Valid from:
22:00 on Friday, 26 December 2014
Valid until:
12:00 on Saturday, 27 December 2014
Regions affected:
Snow warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow

Be aware

Valid from 11:00 on Friday until 06:00 on Saturday

An area of rain, sleet and snow is expected to spread eastwards across the area during Boxing Day before clearing during the evening and overnight. Some uncertainty surrounds how much snow will occur, but several centimetres of snow is likely even at low levels, especially in a swathe through Wales and the Midlands, where there is the potential for an amber warning. As precipitation clears, roads could turn very icy. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption from snow. Please watch for updates to this warning, especially if travelling.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A depression will track southeastwards across England and Wales during Boxing Day, clearing southeast England overnight. A spell of snow is likely, even to lower levels, on the northern flank of this depression. South of the depression centre, rain will fall, heavy at times. There is more confidence now in the track of the depression, the main uncertainty revolving around the balance between rain and snow, which depends on the intensity. Where snow does occur accumulations of 2 to 4 cm are likely even to lower levels, with more than 10 cm on high ground. There is the risk of 10-15 cm, even at low levels, parts of Wales and the Midlands being most at risk.

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:
09:56 on Thursday, 25 December 2014
Last modified at:
08:24 on Friday, 26 December 2014
Valid from:
11:00 on Friday, 26 December 2014
Valid until:
06:00 on Saturday, 27 December 2014
Regions affected:

11:31 on Saturday, 27 December 2014

Snow warning of yellow Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow and ice

Be aware

Valid from 22:00 on Friday until 12:00 on Saturday

Temperatures will fall quickly across Scotland this evening, before a band of locally heavy, wintry showers spreads into the northwest late evening. Showers will fall as snow on hills and higher routes and to lower levels inland. The band will move southeast overnight, showers becoming more scattered and not reaching the Central Belt and east of the country until late in the night. Showers will be mainly a mix of rain and snow over lower levels across the south on Saturday morning, before clearing, leaving only scattered wintry showers around coasts. The public should be aware that icy conditions are expected in many places, especially over lying snow, but even low lying parts where rain has fallen, will see ice readily form on untreated surfaces as skies clear once showers move away.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

An occluded front will encounter cold air in its southeastward passage across Scotland. 5-10 cm of snow is possible in places above 200-300 m, especially across the northwest, but 2 cm possible to lower levels inland.

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:
10:18 on Friday, 26 December 2014
Last modified at:
10:18 on Friday, 26 December 2014
Valid from:
22:00 on Friday, 26 December 2014
Valid until:
12:00 on Saturday, 27 December 2014
Regions affected:
Snow warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow

Be aware

Valid from 11:00 on Friday until 06:00 on Saturday

An area of rain, sleet and snow is expected to spread eastwards across the area during Boxing Day before clearing during the evening and overnight. Some uncertainty surrounds how much snow will occur, but several centimetres of snow is likely even at low levels, especially in a swathe through Wales and the Midlands, where there is the potential for an amber warning. As precipitation clears, roads could turn very icy. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption from snow. Please watch for updates to this warning, especially if travelling.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A depression will track southeastwards across England and Wales during Boxing Day, clearing southeast England overnight. A spell of snow is likely, even to lower levels, on the northern flank of this depression. South of the depression centre, rain will fall, heavy at times. There is more confidence now in the track of the depression, the main uncertainty revolving around the balance between rain and snow, which depends on the intensity. Where snow does occur accumulations of 2 to 4 cm are likely even to lower levels, with more than 10 cm on high ground. There is the risk of 10-15 cm, even at low levels, parts of Wales and the Midlands being most at risk.

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:
09:56 on Thursday, 25 December 2014
Last modified at:
08:24 on Friday, 26 December 2014
Valid from:
11:00 on Friday, 26 December 2014
Valid until:
06:00 on Saturday, 27 December 2014
Regions affected:

11:31 on Sunday, 28 December 2014

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on the 28 December 2014

11:31 on Monday, 29 December 2014

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on the 29 December 2014

11:31 on Tuesday, 30 December 2014

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on the 30 December 2014