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  • Thu 14 Dec
  • Fri 15 Dec
  • Sat 16 Dec
  • Sun 17 Dec
  • Mon 18 Dec
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Warning details for UK

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Description

Once again, ice will be a hazard in places through this period. This will happen as heavy showers of rain, hail, sleet & snow alternate with clearer periods, allowing temperatures to dip sharply. Through the rest of Thursday daytime, ice and snow will be mostly found over higher ground but with possible local accumulations of snow at lower levels from more prolonged showers affecting the central belt of Scotland, along with Dumfries & Galloway and Borders. As a consequence, icy stretches are likely on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths with some slippery surfaces likely. There may also be travel disruption from ice or snow in some places, most likely across parts of Scotland and higher ground elsewhere. The warning across Northern Ireland has been trimmed southwards, reflecting the more marginal situation there.

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • Central, Tayside & Fife
  • East Midlands
  • East of England
  • Grampian
  • Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • London & South East England
  • North East England
  • North West England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Orkney & Shetland
  • SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • South West England
  • Strathclyde
  • Wales
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire & Humber
Central, Tayside & Fife
  • Angus
  • Dundee
  • Fife
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Falkirk
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling
East Midlands
  • Lincolnshire
  • Derby
  • Derbyshire
  • Leicester
  • Leicestershire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Nottingham
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Rutland
East of England
  • Peterborough
  • Cambridgeshire
Grampian
  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray
Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • Highland
  • Na h-Eileanan Siar
London & South East England
  • Oxfordshire
North East England
  • Durham
  • Gateshead
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • North Tyneside
  • Northumberland
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • South Tyneside
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Sunderland
  • Darlington
North West England
  • Cumbria
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Blackpool
  • Cheshire East
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Greater Manchester
  • Halton
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • Warrington
Northern Ireland
  • County Down
  • County Antrim
  • County Armagh
  • County Tyrone
  • County Fermanagh
  • County Londonderry
Orkney & Shetland
  • Shetland Islands
  • Orkney Islands
SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • East Lothian
  • Scottish Borders
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • West Lothian
South West England
  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Bristol
  • Gloucestershire
  • North Somerset
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Wiltshire
Strathclyde
  • East Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow
  • Inverclyde
  • North Ayrshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • West Dunbartonshire
Wales
  • Denbighshire
  • Flintshire
  • Powys
  • Wrexham
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Vale of Glamorgan
  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Caerphilly
  • Cardiff
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Monmouthshire
  • Newport
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Torfaen
  • Conwy
  • Gwynedd
  • Isle of Anglesey
  • Bridgend
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Swansea
West Midlands
  • Warwickshire
  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Telford and Wrekin
  • West Midlands Conurbation
  • Worcestershire
  • Herefordshire
Yorkshire & Humber
  • North Yorkshire
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • North East Lincolnshire
  • Kingston upon Hull
  • North Lincolnshire
  • York
  • South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Cold, showery weather remains across the UK for the rest of the week. Ice will be the most widespread hazard, especially overnight and particularly on untreated surfaces, or where heavy showers wash grit or salt off roads. Most of the snow accumulations will occur above 150 m where 2-6 cm is likely in places. However, 1-2 cm is possible at low levels very locally where heavier wintry showers occur.

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