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Yellow warning There are warnings of snow and ice in the next 5 days for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

11:20 on Sunday, 21 January 2018

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Yellow warning of snow and ice

Be aware

06:00 on Sunday until 18:00 on Sunday

An area of snow is likely to move eastwards across many central and northern parts of the UK on Sunday. The snow is more likely to affect higher routes with lower levels only affected more locally. In addition, rain may fall onto frozen surfaces for a time, particularly across Scotland, following a very cold night. Some roads and railways likely to be affected, with longer journey times by road, bus and train services. Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces. Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths. The snow is expected to become confined to northeast Scotland later in the day as it progressively turns to rain from the southwest. This warning area has been extended northwards to cover the northwest Highlands, parts of the Western Isles and southwards to cover more of Hertfordshire, Essex and Suffolk.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Amounts of fresh snow will vary considerably across the warning area. Most of the snow is expected on higher ground with 3-6 cm likely above around 200 m and perhaps 10-15 cm locally on ground above 300 m over Scotland. At lower levels 1-3 cm is possible locally, but with many spots escaping altogether.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here:

Issued at:
11:01 on Friday, 19 January 2018
Last modified at:
05:46 on Sunday, 21 January 2018
Valid from:
06:00 on Sunday, 21 January 2018
Valid until:
18:00 on Sunday, 21 January 2018
Local Authorities affected

Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus, Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Peterborough, Suffolk, Luton, Blackburn with Darwen, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Powys, Wrexham, Darlington, Durham, Middlesbrough, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees, Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Dumfries and Galloway, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders, West Lothian, East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, York, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford and Wrekin, Warwickshire, West Midlands Conurbation, Worcestershire, Highland and Na h-Eileanan Siar

11:20 on Monday, 22 January 2018

There are no warnings for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders on Monday 22 January 2018

11:20 on Tuesday, 23 January 2018

There are no warnings for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders on Tuesday 23 January 2018

11:20 on Wednesday, 24 January 2018

There are no warnings for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders on Wednesday 24 January 2018

11:20 on Thursday, 25 January 2018

There are no warnings for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders on Thursday 25 January 2018