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Yellow warning There are warnings of wind, snow and ice in the next 5 days for North West England

North West England

09:03 on Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Snow warning of yellow Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow and ice

Be aware

10:30 on Tuesday until 18:00 on Wednesday

Heavy, squally showers of snow will continue through Tuesday and Tuesday night, although perhaps more of sleet and hail near some coasts. Over the hills, snow will drift in the strong to gale force winds. There is likely to be an increase in snowfall amounts this evening, especially for parts of southern Scotland and Northern Ireland for which a separate Amber warning will be in force. A gradual improvement is likely on Wednesday for most areas. Travel delays on roads are possible, as are public transport cancellations. There is a chance of power cuts, while services such as mobile phone coverage may be affected. A few rural communities may become cut off. In addition some roads and pavements will turn icy, increasing the chances of accidents or injuries.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Snow showers will be heaviest and most frequent across western and southern Scotland and Northern Ireland, where high ground is likely to see 10-20 cm building up above 200-300 metres. At low levels throughout the warning area, 2-8 cm will be more typical, with a few places seeing very little. Showers will be accompanied by hail and lightning at times, particularly across western Scotland. Here, in particular, there is potential for disruption to power supplies from lightning strikes. Strong winds bring the potential for temporary blizzard conditions and drifting of lying snow, mainly over high ground.

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:
10:07 on Friday, 12 January 2018
Last modified at:
10:23 on Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Valid from:
10:30 on Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Valid until:
18:00 on Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Local Authorities affected

Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry, County Tyrone, Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders, West Lothian, Durham, Northumberland, Na h-Eileanan Siar, Highland, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands

Wind warning of yellow

Yellow warning of wind

Be aware

21:00 on Wednesday until 11:00 on Thursday

Very strong winds will affect parts of the UK during Wednesday night and into Thursday. The strongest winds are expected to transfer eastwards across the warning area before clearing by late morning. Road, rail and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations. There is also a possibility that some bridges may close. Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage. Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible, along with some damage to buildings. In addition, large waves are expected to affect some western coasts with beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

During Wednesday night and into Thursday there is the potential for gusts of 60-70 mph quite widely and a small chance of winds reaching 80 mph in places. The location of the most damaging winds is still uncertain, although parts of northwest England and north Wales currently look most likely. The strongest winds may then transfer to eastern parts of England by the morning. Some southern parts could still miss the worst of the conditions. Along with the strong winds a spell of heavy rain can also be expected, which could also be combined with a temporary thaw of lying snow in the north, leading to some surface water flooding in places.

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:
06:26 on Sunday, 14 January 2018
Last modified at:
11:39 on Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Valid from:
21:00 on Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Valid until:
11:00 on Thursday, 18 January 2018
Local Authorities affected

Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, Isles of Scilly, North Somerset, Plymouth, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Swindon, Bournemouth, Dorset, Poole, Torbay, Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Peterborough, Suffolk, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Southend-on-Sea, Thurrock, Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Halton, Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham, County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry, County Tyrone, Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland, Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Dumfries and Galloway, East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, York, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford and Wrekin, Warwickshire, West Midlands Conurbation, Worcestershire, South Ayrshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Southampton, West Berkshire, Bracknell Forest, Brighton and Hove, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Greater London, Kent, Medway, Milton Keynes, Portsmouth, Reading, Slough, Surrey, West Sussex, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham

Snow warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow

Be aware

18:00 on Wednesday until 09:00 on Thursday

Snow showers are expected during Wednesday evening before a spell of more persistent and possibly heavy snow develops in places during Wednesday night. Any persistent snow is most likely to clear east before dawn on Thursday but further snow showers are likely to follow. Travel delays are possible on roads with a risk that some vehicles and passengers could become stranded. Delays or cancellations are possible to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could become cut off. Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone, may be affected. This warning has been updated with the southern boundary extended further south over northern England. Also, northern parts of Northern Ireland have been added to the warning area.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A deepening area of low pressure is expected to track east across the UK during Wednesday night and into Thursday. Across some central or northern areas, a spell of persistent and perhaps heavy snow may develop. This could see 3-8 cm of snow accumulate in places with up to 20 cm over high ground. There remains uncertainty regarding the extent and location of any heavy snowfall.

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:
11:44 on Monday, 15 January 2018
Last modified at:
11:01 on Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Valid from:
18:00 on Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Valid until:
09:00 on Thursday, 18 January 2018
Local Authorities affected

Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders, West Lothian, Highland, Northumberland, Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland, County Antrim, County Londonderry, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, York, South Yorkshire, Aberdeenshire, Moray and Derbyshire

09:03 on Thursday, 18 January 2018

Wind warning of yellow

Yellow warning of wind

Be aware

21:00 on Wednesday until 11:00 on Thursday

Very strong winds will affect parts of the UK during Wednesday night and into Thursday. The strongest winds are expected to transfer eastwards across the warning area before clearing by late morning. Road, rail and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations. There is also a possibility that some bridges may close. Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage. Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible, along with some damage to buildings. In addition, large waves are expected to affect some western coasts with beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

During Wednesday night and into Thursday there is the potential for gusts of 60-70 mph quite widely and a small chance of winds reaching 80 mph in places. The location of the most damaging winds is still uncertain, although parts of northwest England and north Wales currently look most likely. The strongest winds may then transfer to eastern parts of England by the morning. Some southern parts could still miss the worst of the conditions. Along with the strong winds a spell of heavy rain can also be expected, which could also be combined with a temporary thaw of lying snow in the north, leading to some surface water flooding in places.

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:
06:26 on Sunday, 14 January 2018
Last modified at:
11:39 on Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Valid from:
21:00 on Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Valid until:
11:00 on Thursday, 18 January 2018
Local Authorities affected

Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, Isles of Scilly, North Somerset, Plymouth, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Swindon, Bournemouth, Dorset, Poole, Torbay, Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Peterborough, Suffolk, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Southend-on-Sea, Thurrock, Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Halton, Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham, County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry, County Tyrone, Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland, Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Dumfries and Galloway, East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, York, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford and Wrekin, Warwickshire, West Midlands Conurbation, Worcestershire, South Ayrshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Southampton, West Berkshire, Bracknell Forest, Brighton and Hove, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Greater London, Kent, Medway, Milton Keynes, Portsmouth, Reading, Slough, Surrey, West Sussex, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham

Snow warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow

Be aware

18:00 on Wednesday until 09:00 on Thursday

Snow showers are expected during Wednesday evening before a spell of more persistent and possibly heavy snow develops in places during Wednesday night. Any persistent snow is most likely to clear east before dawn on Thursday but further snow showers are likely to follow. Travel delays are possible on roads with a risk that some vehicles and passengers could become stranded. Delays or cancellations are possible to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could become cut off. Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone, may be affected. This warning has been updated with the southern boundary extended further south over northern England. Also, northern parts of Northern Ireland have been added to the warning area.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A deepening area of low pressure is expected to track east across the UK during Wednesday night and into Thursday. Across some central or northern areas, a spell of persistent and perhaps heavy snow may develop. This could see 3-8 cm of snow accumulate in places with up to 20 cm over high ground. There remains uncertainty regarding the extent and location of any heavy snowfall.

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:
11:44 on Monday, 15 January 2018
Last modified at:
11:01 on Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Valid from:
18:00 on Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Valid until:
09:00 on Thursday, 18 January 2018
Local Authorities affected

Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders, West Lothian, Highland, Northumberland, Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland, County Antrim, County Londonderry, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, York, South Yorkshire, Aberdeenshire, Moray and Derbyshire

Snow warning of yellow Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow and ice

Be aware

09:00 on Thursday until 23:55 on Friday

Heavy snow showers will continue through Thursday and Friday, although perhaps more of sleet and hail near some coasts. Over exposed high ground, snow will drift in the strong winds. Travel delays on roads are likely, as are public transport cancellations. There is a chance of power cuts, while services such as mobile phone coverage may be affected. A few rural communities may become cut off. In addition some roads and pavements will turn icy, increasing the chances of accidents or injuries.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Snow showers will be heaviest and most frequent across western Scotland, where high ground is likely to see a further 10-20 cm building up above 200-300 metres. There may also be more than 15 cm over the high ground of Northern Ireland and northern England. At low levels, parts of the warning area will see 3-10 cm of snow, with some places near the west coast seeing very little. Showers will be accompanied by hail and lightning at times, particularly across western Scotland. Here, in particular, there is potential for disruption to power supplies from lightning strikes. Strong winds bring the potential for temporary blizzard conditions and drifting of lying snow, mainly over high ground.

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:
11:45 on Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Last modified at:
11:45 on Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Valid from:
09:00 on Thursday, 18 January 2018
Valid until:
23:55 on Friday, 19 January 2018
Local Authorities affected

Aberdeenshire, Moray, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry, County Tyrone, Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders, West Lothian, Na h-Eileanan Siar, Highland, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, Cumbria, Durham and Northumberland

09:03 on Friday, 19 January 2018

Snow warning of yellow Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow and ice

Be aware

09:00 on Thursday until 23:55 on Friday

Heavy snow showers will continue through Thursday and Friday, although perhaps more of sleet and hail near some coasts. Over exposed high ground, snow will drift in the strong winds. Travel delays on roads are likely, as are public transport cancellations. There is a chance of power cuts, while services such as mobile phone coverage may be affected. A few rural communities may become cut off. In addition some roads and pavements will turn icy, increasing the chances of accidents or injuries.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Snow showers will be heaviest and most frequent across western Scotland, where high ground is likely to see a further 10-20 cm building up above 200-300 metres. There may also be more than 15 cm over the high ground of Northern Ireland and northern England. At low levels, parts of the warning area will see 3-10 cm of snow, with some places near the west coast seeing very little. Showers will be accompanied by hail and lightning at times, particularly across western Scotland. Here, in particular, there is potential for disruption to power supplies from lightning strikes. Strong winds bring the potential for temporary blizzard conditions and drifting of lying snow, mainly over high ground.

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:
11:45 on Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Last modified at:
11:45 on Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Valid from:
09:00 on Thursday, 18 January 2018
Valid until:
23:55 on Friday, 19 January 2018
Local Authorities affected

Aberdeenshire, Moray, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry, County Tyrone, Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders, West Lothian, Na h-Eileanan Siar, Highland, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, Cumbria, Durham and Northumberland

09:03 on Saturday, 20 January 2018

There are no warnings for North West England on Saturday 20 January 2018

09:03 on Sunday, 21 January 2018

There are no warnings for North West England on Sunday 21 January 2018