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Amber warning There are warnings of snow in the next 5 days for United Kingdom

United Kingdom

06:17 on Thursday, 29 January 2015

Snow warning of amber

Amber warning of snow

Be prepared

Valid from 17:00 on Wednesday until 11:00 on Thursday

Snow showers will become widespread and heavier across Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England during Wednesday evening and will continue through the night into Thursday morning. Snow amounts will be very variable but over 5 cm will accumulate at lower levels in places with over 15 cm on high ground. Strong and gusty winds will lead to drifting and blizzard conditions at times, especially over higher routes. The public should be prepared for travel disruption and hazardous driving conditions.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A colder airstream with sleet and snow showers affecting northern and western parts will continue to spread southeast on Wednesday. These snow showers will be heavy and frequent across parts of Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England. Although accumulations will vary, 5 cm or more is likely to accumulate at lower levels perhaps falling in a short period of time. Over higher ground and some of the higher transport routes 15 cm or more is possible. Strong west to northwesterly winds will also lead to drifting and temporary blizzard conditions especially over high ground. The showers will become a little less frequent during Thursday morning.

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:
10:47 on Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Last modified at:
10:47 on Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Valid from:
17:00 on Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Valid until:
11:00 on Thursday, 29 January 2015
Regions affected:
Snow warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow

Be aware

Valid from 11:30 on Wednesday until 23:55 on Thursday

Showers of snow across parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland on Wednesday morning will extend to parts of northern England and Wales by evening, then continue overnight and into Thursday. Over Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northern England 5 cm or more may fall even at some lower levels, with more than 15 cm possible over higher ground. See separate amber warning for main risk areas. Over Wales only 1-3 cm is likely in places at low levels with 5-10 cm possible over higher ground. Strong, gusty winds will lead to drifting and temporary blizzard conditions over high ground, while icy surfaces and lightning pose additional risks in some areas. This is an update to the warning issued on Monday to extend the warning a little further south into parts of Wales. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A colder airstream with sleet and snow showers affecting northern and western parts will continue to spread southeast on Wednesday and lasting through Thursday. These snow showers will be heavy and frequent across parts of Northern Ireland, Scotland, northern England and Wales. Although accumulations will vary, 5 cm or more is likely to accumulate at lower levels, perhaps falling in a short period of time, though Wales will likely see only 1-3 cm in places. Over higher ground and some of the higher transport routes 15 cm or more is possible, again with Wales seeing a little less, 5-10 cm more likely here. Strong west to northwesterly winds will also lead to drifting and temporary blizzard conditions, especially over high ground. The showers will become a little less frequent from the northwest during Thursday with more of a mix of rain, sleet and snow.

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:
10:08 on Sunday, 25 January 2015
Last modified at:
11:24 on Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Valid from:
11:30 on Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Valid until:
23:55 on Thursday, 29 January 2015
Regions affected:

06:17 on Friday, 30 January 2015

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on the 30 January 2015

06:17 on Saturday, 31 January 2015

Snow warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow

Be aware

Valid from 12:00 on Saturday until 23:45 on Saturday

Further snow showers will affect parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland from Saturday afternoon and through Sunday leading to some locally large accumulations. These will be associated with strong winds so drifting and temporary blizzard conditions are likely. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption from these conditions. This alert is likely to be updated in the coming days.

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 on Saturday afternoon accompanied by strong winds. Frequent showers are likely to form in this airmass, pushing into the highlighted areas and with the cold air snow is likely to accumulate, even to low levels. 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 to better represent individual features. 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:
17:48 on Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Valid from:
12:00 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Valid until:
23:45 on Saturday, 31 January 2015
Regions affected:

06:17 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 Sunday

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. This alert is likely to be updated in the coming days.

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 to better represent individual features. 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:
13:00 on Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Valid from:
00:15 on Sunday, 1 February 2015
Valid until:
23:45 on Sunday, 1 February 2015
Regions affected:

06:17 on Monday, 2 February 2015

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