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

United Kingdom

16:32 on Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of ice

Be aware

Valid from 21:00 on Tuesday until 10:00 on Wednesday

Icy patches are expected to form on untreated surfaces later on Tuesday evening and overnight, following wintry showers which leave surfaces wet. These showers may also leave temporary slight accumulations of snow at lower levels in the north of the warning area, but snow is more likely to affect higher level routes, with 2 cm above 200 metres and 5 cm or so above 400 metres, although primarily on grassy surfaces. Strong winds will lead to drifting and temporary blizzard conditions on the more exposed routes. The public should be aware of potential hazardous traveling conditions.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A strong, cold northwesterly flow will bring bands of wintry showers to much of northern Britain through the next day or so, with overnight ice the main concern. During the day, March sunshine should mean that falling snow melts quite rapidly between showers, (although some accumulations may still occur on the highest level routes). Overnight and at first on Wednesday, snow (and hail) is more likely to affect some untreated routes, even at lower elevations, compounding the ice 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:
10:51 on Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Last modified at:
10:51 on Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Valid from:
21:00 on Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Valid until:
10:00 on Wednesday, 1 April 2015
Regions affected:
Wind warning of yellow

Yellow warning of wind

Be aware

Valid from 08:45 on Tuesday until 19:00 on Tuesday

Northwesterly gales will continue for parts of southern and western Scotland, and for much of Northern Ireland, northern and eastern England and north Wales during Tuesday. Gusts of 50-60 mph will occur in places, particularly in association with squally showers, and with isolated gusts to around 70 mph in exposed locations in southwest Scotland and along some coastal stretches of Northern Ireland. This warning is an update, removing much of southern England and Wales, where winds peaked overnight, and will be a little less strong today. The public should be aware of the risk of localised damage, for example to trees, and for minor disruption to travel.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

The deep area of low pressure will move away east through today but will maintain a swathe of very strong northwesterly winds across a large part of Britain, before easing this evening. Some of the strongest gusts will occur in association with squally showers, which will bring the additional hazard of hail in places, and some hill snow in the north of the warning region.

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:
10:56 on Monday, 30 March 2015
Last modified at:
08:41 on Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Valid from:
08:45 on Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Valid until:
19:00 on Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Regions affected:

16:32 on Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of ice

Be aware

Valid from 21:00 on Tuesday until 10:00 on Wednesday

Icy patches are expected to form on untreated surfaces later on Tuesday evening and overnight, following wintry showers which leave surfaces wet. These showers may also leave temporary slight accumulations of snow at lower levels in the north of the warning area, but snow is more likely to affect higher level routes, with 2 cm above 200 metres and 5 cm or so above 400 metres, although primarily on grassy surfaces. Strong winds will lead to drifting and temporary blizzard conditions on the more exposed routes. The public should be aware of potential hazardous traveling conditions.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A strong, cold northwesterly flow will bring bands of wintry showers to much of northern Britain through the next day or so, with overnight ice the main concern. During the day, March sunshine should mean that falling snow melts quite rapidly between showers, (although some accumulations may still occur on the highest level routes). Overnight and at first on Wednesday, snow (and hail) is more likely to affect some untreated routes, even at lower elevations, compounding the ice 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:
10:51 on Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Last modified at:
10:51 on Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Valid from:
21:00 on Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Valid until:
10:00 on Wednesday, 1 April 2015
Regions affected:

16:32 on Thursday, 2 April 2015

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on the 02 April 2015

16:32 on Friday, 3 April 2015

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on the 03 April 2015

16:32 on Saturday, 4 April 2015

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on the 04 April 2015