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

United Kingdom

12:30 on Friday, 30 January 2015

Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of ice

Be aware

Valid from 16:00 on Friday until 11:00 on Saturday

Icy stretches are likely to form on untreated surfaces on Friday evening, overnight and into Saturday morning. In addition, further accumulation of snow are likely on high ground, especially across the northern half of the yellow area. The public should be aware of the risk of difficult driving conditions.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Road surface temperatures will fall widely below freezing on Friday evening and overnight into Saturday, leading to a risk of ice on untreated surfaces. This will be exacerbated by showers in places, more especially across Scotland where 2-5 cm fresh snowfall may accumulate above 150m with up to 10 cm settling above 300 m. Further south, a mixture of rain, sleet and wet snow is likely, with most of any settling snow taking place above about 200 m. However, wet roads at low levels will contribute to the risk of ice formation.

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:
10:52 on Friday, 30 January 2015
Last modified at:
10:52 on Friday, 30 January 2015
Valid from:
16:00 on Friday, 30 January 2015
Valid until:
11:00 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Regions affected:

12:30 on Saturday, 31 January 2015

Snow warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow

Be aware

Valid from 00:15 on Saturday until 23:45 on Saturday

Further sleet and snow showers will affect parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland from Saturday morning, with snow falling to lower levels and extending further south through the day. This will lead to some large accumulations on high ground, with some settling at low levels too. These will be associated with strong winds (gusts 50-60 mph across northwest Scotland) so drifting and temporary blizzard conditions are likely. Some longer spells of sleet and snow are also possible, especially across the high ground of Scotland and northeast England. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption from these conditions. This warning will be kept under review and updated as and when necessary. This is an update to bring forward the start time of the warning and extend the area southwards.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Following a temporary less cold period on Friday and into Saturday morning, a very cold airmass will spread southwards across Scotland and Northern Ireland accompanied by strong winds, spreading southwards into northern England and north Wales later in the day. Frequent showers are likely to form in this airmass, and with the cold air snow is likely to accumulate, even to low levels in places. Periods of enhanced snowfall are possible within this general flow, perhaps more especially across the high ground of Scotland and northeast England, but these details are more uncertain. 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:
11:42 on Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Last modified at:
11:32 on Friday, 30 January 2015
Valid from:
00:15 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Valid until:
23:45 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Regions affected:
Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of ice

Be aware

Valid from 16:00 on Friday until 11:00 on Saturday

Icy stretches are likely to form on untreated surfaces on Friday evening, overnight and into Saturday morning. In addition, further accumulation of snow are likely on high ground, especially across the northern half of the yellow area. The public should be aware of the risk of difficult driving conditions.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Road surface temperatures will fall widely below freezing on Friday evening and overnight into Saturday, leading to a risk of ice on untreated surfaces. This will be exacerbated by showers in places, more especially across Scotland where 2-5 cm fresh snowfall may accumulate above 150m with up to 10 cm settling above 300 m. Further south, a mixture of rain, sleet and wet snow is likely, with most of any settling snow taking place above about 200 m. However, wet roads at low levels will contribute to the risk of ice formation.

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:
10:52 on Friday, 30 January 2015
Last modified at:
10:52 on Friday, 30 January 2015
Valid from:
16:00 on Friday, 30 January 2015
Valid until:
11:00 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Regions affected:

12:30 on Sunday, 1 February 2015

Snow warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow

Be aware

Valid from 00:15 on Sunday until 23:45 on Monday

Further snow showers will affect parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland on Sunday leading to some locally large accumulations, and the showers may spread along eastern and western coasts of England and Wales. 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. Snow showers are likely to continue to affect similar areas into Monday bringing further accumulations. This is an update to the Alert issued on Thursday to reduce the extent of the yellow area across the Westcountry and east Wales, whilst more of northwest Wales and west Cornwall have been included. This is due to a reduced risk of more persistent sleet and snow on Monday relative to that originally described.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A very cold airmass will continue to spread southwards from Scotland and Northern Ireland across the remainder of the UK on Sunday 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 and western coastal districts of England and Wales at times. With the cold air snow is likely to accumulate even to low levels wherever showers affect. 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 updated and refined in the coming days. 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:
11:48 on Friday, 30 January 2015
Valid from:
00:15 on Sunday, 1 February 2015
Valid until:
23:45 on Monday, 2 February 2015
Regions affected:

12:30 on Monday, 2 February 2015

Snow warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow

Be aware

Valid from 00:15 on Sunday until 23:45 on Monday

Further snow showers will affect parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland on Sunday leading to some locally large accumulations, and the showers may spread along eastern and western coasts of England and Wales. 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. Snow showers are likely to continue to affect similar areas into Monday bringing further accumulations. This is an update to the Alert issued on Thursday to reduce the extent of the yellow area across the Westcountry and east Wales, whilst more of northwest Wales and west Cornwall have been included. This is due to a reduced risk of more persistent sleet and snow on Monday relative to that originally described.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A very cold airmass will continue to spread southwards from Scotland and Northern Ireland across the remainder of the UK on Sunday 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 and western coastal districts of England and Wales at times. With the cold air snow is likely to accumulate even to low levels wherever showers affect. 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 updated and refined in the coming days. 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:
11:48 on Friday, 30 January 2015
Valid from:
00:15 on Sunday, 1 February 2015
Valid until:
23:45 on Monday, 2 February 2015
Regions affected:

12:30 on Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Snow warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow

Be aware

Valid from 00:15 on Tuesday until 23:45 on Tuesday

Snow showers will continue to affect parts of Scotland and England during Tuesday. The showers will mainly be across eastern coastal districts to begin with, but through the course of the day, snow showers will move further inland to affect northeast England, the Midlands and parts of southeast England. 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, 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, a subtle change in wind direction will allow showers to spread further inland, with snow showers possibly falling quite widely across northern England (east of the Pennines), along with the Midlands and parts of southeast England. The airmass is sufficiently cold for snow showers to accumulate at low-levels and some locally heavy falls are possible.

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:
11:13 on Friday, 30 January 2015
Valid from:
00:15 on Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Valid until:
23:45 on Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Regions affected: