Snow for northern Britain

20 January 2010

Snow can have an affect on railwaysThe snow we predicted earlier this week has affected parts of Wales and southern England. Attention now turns to northern Britain, where heavy rain is expected to turn to snow in some areas on Thursday night.

Eddy Carroll, Chief Forecaster at the Met Office, said: "Parts of the central Lowlands could see a covering of several centimetres of snow by Friday morning, with more than 15 cm in the hills. This short-lived spell of snow could cause some travel disruption before it turns milder again during the day."

Elsewhere the heavy rain, coupled with thawing snow and ice in northern areas, could lead to localised flooding.

A spokesperson from the Environment Agency warned: "There is a low risk of significant property flooding in Wales and parts of England. We urge people to stay up to date with weather and flood information from the Met Office and Environment Agency."

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