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Warning details for UK

Yellow warning
Snow & ice
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Created:

09:30 on Thu 13 Dec 2018 GMT

Headline

Heavy snow and blizzards may develop across Scotland and northern England with a risk of freezing rain in places.

What to expect

  • Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers
  • Possible delays or cancellations to rail and air travel
  • Some rural communities could become cut off
  • Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected
  • A chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Bus and train services may be delayed or cancelled, with some road closures and longer journey times possible
  • Untreated pavements and cycle paths might be impassable because of black ice
What should I do?

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • Central, Tayside & Fife
  • East Midlands
  • Grampian
  • Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • North East England
  • North West England
  • SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • Strathclyde
  • Yorkshire & Humber
Central, Tayside & Fife
  • Angus
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Dundee
  • Falkirk
  • Fife
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling
East Midlands
  • Derbyshire
Grampian
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray
Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • Highland
North East England
  • Darlington
  • Durham
  • Gateshead
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • North Tyneside
  • Northumberland
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Sunderland
North West England
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Lothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish Borders
  • West Lothian
Strathclyde
  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow
  • Inverclyde
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire
Yorkshire & Humber
  • North Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire

Further details

There is a risk of snow developing with strong southeasterly winds affecting northern UK on Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. The snow could be heavy at times, especially over hills where blizzards may develop, and is likely to drift in strong winds. Across northern England and southern Scotland, snow may turn to freezing rain above 200-300 metres leading to widespread ice developing on Saturday night. 2-5 cm of snow is likely at lower levels, whilst higher ground could see 10-20 cm.

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