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

United Kingdom

04:04 on Friday, 19 December 2014

Rain warning of yellow

Yellow warning of rain

Be aware

Valid from 11:30 on Thursday until 06:00 on Friday

Outbreaks of rain will become heavier and more persistent across Wales through the latter part of Thursday and overnight, before clearing away to the south early on Friday morning. The public should be aware of the risk of localised flooding.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A strong and moist westerly flow covers Wales. As the moist air is lifted up over the high ground heavy and persistent rain is likely to develop, particularly during the second half of Thursday and into the early hours of Friday as the cold frontal zone begins to move southeastwards, crossing Wales. Through this period, rainfall totals of 40-60 mm are likely quite widely across the warning area, with locally over 70 mm over the mountains. The heavy rain will also be accompanied by strong to gale force west or southwest winds. This is an update to the warning to expand the yellow area a little westwards, and, more especially, southwards.

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:
11:36 on Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Last modified at:
11:27 on Thursday, 18 December 2014
Valid from:
11:30 on Thursday, 18 December 2014
Valid until:
06:00 on Friday, 19 December 2014
Regions affected:
Snow warning of yellow Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow and ice

Be aware

Valid from 21:00 on Thursday until 06:00 on Saturday

Snow showers are expected to continue throughout Thursday night, Friday and early Saturday, giving lying snow above 200 m. Some drifting of the lying snow will also occur in the strong winds. Icy patches will occur on untreated surfaces. The public should be aware of some hazardous driving conditions.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A cold and unstable west to northwesterly flow will become established across Scotland later on Thursday and persist through to early Saturday. Frequent showers of hail, sleet and snow are likely, with around 2 to 5 cm of snow settling above 200 m and 10 cm or more about around 400 m. Ice is likely to form on untreated surfaces, especially at night and at altitude, whilst lightning may be an added hazard in some of the heavier showers.

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:
11:20 on Thursday, 18 December 2014
Last modified at:
11:20 on Thursday, 18 December 2014
Valid from:
21:00 on Thursday, 18 December 2014
Valid until:
06:00 on Saturday, 20 December 2014
Regions affected:

04:04 on Saturday, 20 December 2014

Snow warning of yellow Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow and ice

Be aware

Valid from 21:00 on Thursday until 06:00 on Saturday

Snow showers are expected to continue throughout Thursday night, Friday and early Saturday, giving lying snow above 200 m. Some drifting of the lying snow will also occur in the strong winds. Icy patches will occur on untreated surfaces. The public should be aware of some hazardous driving conditions.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A cold and unstable west to northwesterly flow will become established across Scotland later on Thursday and persist through to early Saturday. Frequent showers of hail, sleet and snow are likely, with around 2 to 5 cm of snow settling above 200 m and 10 cm or more about around 400 m. Ice is likely to form on untreated surfaces, especially at night and at altitude, whilst lightning may be an added hazard in some of the heavier showers.

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:
11:20 on Thursday, 18 December 2014
Last modified at:
11:20 on Thursday, 18 December 2014
Valid from:
21:00 on Thursday, 18 December 2014
Valid until:
06:00 on Saturday, 20 December 2014
Regions affected:

04:04 on Sunday, 21 December 2014

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on the 21 December 2014

04:04 on Monday, 22 December 2014

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on the 22 December 2014

04:04 on Tuesday, 23 December 2014

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on the 23 December 2014