Snow and ice for northern Britain

21 January 2010

Snow is forecast to affect parts of the UKThe wintry conditions continue across northern Britain where snow and ice are expected in some areas tonight.

Heavy rain will turn to snow over parts of central Scotland later today, giving a covering of several centimetres in places and more than 15 cm over the higher ground. Drifting and blizzards will make conditions particularly hazardous at times.

Over the Borders and north-east England freezing rain could cause widespread ice on untreated surfaces, on higher ground, during the early hours of Friday.

This short-lived spell of snow and ice could cause some travel disruption before it turns milder again on Friday. Elsewhere the heavy rain, coupled with thawing snow and ice in some areas, could lead to localised flooding.

The weekend is expected to be mainly dry for many, but it will turn colder in eastern parts with the chance of some wintry showers.

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Last updated: 21 April 2011