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Warning details for UK

Yellow warning
Snow & ice
between and

Created:

09:41 on Wed 16 Jan 2019 GMT

Headline

Snow showers, with strong winds and icy conditions will make travelling difficult, especially over the hills and in northern coastal areas.

What to expect

  • 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 ice on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths
What should I do?

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • Central, Tayside & Fife
  • Grampian
  • Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • Orkney & Shetland
  • Strathclyde
Central, Tayside & Fife
  • Angus
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling
Grampian
  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray
Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • Na h-Eileanan Siar
  • Highland
Orkney & Shetland
  • Orkney Islands
  • Shetland Islands
Strathclyde
  • Argyll and Bute

Further details

Snow showers already affecting some parts, especially hills, will become more widespread later on Wednesday before slowly starting to become less frequent and less intense later on Thursday. The heaviest and most frequent snow will tend to be over hills and mountains as well as in northern coastal areas. Several centimetres of snow are expected over the Highlands and Grampians whilst at low levels snow cover will be smaller and patchier in nature with some places, especially coastal areas, seeing little lying snow. Conditions will also be windy and icy stretches are still expected where snow does not settle.

Warning impact matrix

Very
likely
to
Unlikely
Very low
impact
to High
impact

Impact matrix guide

Yellow warning
Ice
between and

Created:

09:42 on Wed 16 Jan 2019 GMT

Headline

Icy patches developing with wintry showers also affecting some areas.

What to expect

  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Probably some ice on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths
What should I do?

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • Central, Tayside & Fife
  • East Midlands
  • East of England
  • London & South East England
  • North East England
  • North West England
  • Northern Ireland
  • SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • South West England
  • Strathclyde
  • Wales
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire & Humber
Central, Tayside & Fife
  • Angus
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Dundee
  • Falkirk
  • Fife
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling
East Midlands
  • Derby
  • Derbyshire
  • Leicester
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Nottingham
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Rutland
East of England
  • Bedford
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Central Bedfordshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Luton
  • Norfolk
  • Peterborough
  • Suffolk
London & South East England
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Milton Keynes
  • Oxfordshire
  • West Berkshire
North East England
  • Darlington
  • Durham
  • Gateshead
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • North Tyneside
  • Northumberland
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • South Tyneside
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Sunderland
North West England
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Blackpool
  • Cheshire East
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Halton
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • Warrington
Northern Ireland
  • County Antrim
  • County Armagh
  • County Down
  • County Fermanagh
  • County Londonderry
  • County Tyrone
SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Lothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish Borders
  • West Lothian
South West England
  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Bristol
  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Gloucestershire
  • North Somerset
  • Somerset
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Swindon
  • Wiltshire
Strathclyde
  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow
  • Inverclyde
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire
Wales
  • 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 Taf
  • Swansea
  • Torfaen
  • Vale of Glamorgan
  • Wrexham
West Midlands
  • Herefordshire
  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Telford and Wrekin
  • Warwickshire
  • West Midlands Conurbation
  • Worcestershire
Yorkshire & Humber
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Kingston upon Hull
  • North East Lincolnshire
  • North Lincolnshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire
  • York

Further details

Icy patches are expected to develop later Wednesday evening or overnight over southern Scotland and Northern Ireland and during the early hours of Thursday over England and and Wales. There will also be some wintry showers about, mainly over hills and mountains, but also to some lower levels at times, most likely in parts of Scotland and northern, eastern and central England. With the exception of high ground, most places will not see any snow settling.

Warning impact matrix

Very
likely
to
Unlikely
Very low
impact
to High
impact

Impact matrix guide

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