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

United Kingdom

11:41 on Saturday, 31 January 2015

Snow warning of yellow Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow and ice

Be aware

Valid from 13:00 on Saturday until 12:00 on Sunday

Snow and strong winds will affect parts of northern and then eastern Britain later on Saturday and into Sunday. Heavy snow will affect upland parts of northern Scotland from Saturday afternoon, with accumulations of over 25 cm on some high level routes. At lower levels, there will be a mix of rain, sleet and snow, though snow accumulations of 2-5 cm are possible in places, mainly inland above 150 m. Northerly winds gusting 60-70 mph will give rise to drifting snow and blizzard conditions. Conditions will improve slowly overnight, but further snow showers are likely, even on low ground. Other eastern areas will see occasional snow showers on Saturday before more persistent rain, sleet and snow spreads southwards overnight, with potential for 2-3 cm of snow at low levels, and 5-10 cm over northern hills where again blizzard conditions are possible. Icy patches are likely throughout the warning area. The public should be aware of the risk of disruption due to snow and ice.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

An area of low pressure moves south through the North Sea later on Saturday and early on Sunday, bringing strong winds and a risk of snow to some northern and later eastern areas. There is high confidence in very poor conditions over higher ground in Scotland. Less certain is the extent of snow at lower levels given that rain and sleet is also possible, but there is potential for local accumulations of several cm even in parts of eastern England, particularly on higher ground. Showers will become confined to eastern coasts from late morning, where they will mainly be of rain.

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:
10:50 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Last modified at:
10:50 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Valid from:
13:00 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Valid until:
12:00 on Sunday, 1 February 2015
Regions affected:

11:41 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:
Snow warning of yellow Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow and ice

Be aware

Valid from 13:00 on Saturday until 12:00 on Sunday

Snow and strong winds will affect parts of northern and then eastern Britain later on Saturday and into Sunday. Heavy snow will affect upland parts of northern Scotland from Saturday afternoon, with accumulations of over 25 cm on some high level routes. At lower levels, there will be a mix of rain, sleet and snow, though snow accumulations of 2-5 cm are possible in places, mainly inland above 150 m. Northerly winds gusting 60-70 mph will give rise to drifting snow and blizzard conditions. Conditions will improve slowly overnight, but further snow showers are likely, even on low ground. Other eastern areas will see occasional snow showers on Saturday before more persistent rain, sleet and snow spreads southwards overnight, with potential for 2-3 cm of snow at low levels, and 5-10 cm over northern hills where again blizzard conditions are possible. Icy patches are likely throughout the warning area. The public should be aware of the risk of disruption due to snow and ice.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

An area of low pressure moves south through the North Sea later on Saturday and early on Sunday, bringing strong winds and a risk of snow to some northern and later eastern areas. There is high confidence in very poor conditions over higher ground in Scotland. Less certain is the extent of snow at lower levels given that rain and sleet is also possible, but there is potential for local accumulations of several cm even in parts of eastern England, particularly on higher ground. Showers will become confined to eastern coasts from late morning, where they will mainly be of rain.

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:
10:50 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Last modified at:
10:50 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Valid from:
13:00 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Valid until:
12:00 on Sunday, 1 February 2015
Regions affected:

11:41 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:

11:41 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:

11:41 on Wednesday, 4 February 2015

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