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Warning details for UK

Amber warning
Snow between and Show detail

Description

Snow showers or longer periods of snow are expected on Tuesday, accompanied by very low temperatures. There is the likelihood of travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could become cut off. Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • East of England
  • London & South East England
East of England
  • Essex
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Thurrock
London & South East England
  • Kent
  • East Sussex
  • Medway
  • Surrey
  • West Sussex
  • Greater London

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Further snow showers are expected through Tuesday, these likely to be heavy in places and probably aligned in bands. Where this happens, there is the potential for 5-10 cm of powdery snow accumulating, possibly very locally 15 cm, through the morning, before easing during the afternoon. Meanwhile some nearby locations may see only small accumulations of 1-3 cm.

Warning impact matrix

Very
likely
✓
to
Unlikely
Very low
impact
to High
impact

Impact matrix guide

Amber warning
Snow between and Show detail

Description

Snow showers or longer periods of snow are expected on Tuesday, accompanied by very low temperatures. The heaviest, most persistent snow looks likely to cross the area during the morning. There is the likelihood of travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could become cut off. Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • East Midlands
  • East of England
  • North East England
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire & Humber
East Midlands
  • Derbyshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Derby
  • Leicestershire
  • Nottingham
  • Leicester
  • Lincolnshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Rutland
East of England
  • Peterborough
  • Bedford
  • Cambridgeshire
North East England
  • Redcar and Cleveland
West Midlands
  • Staffordshire
  • Warwickshire
  • West Midlands Conurbation
Yorkshire & Humber
  • North Yorkshire
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • North Lincolnshire
  • Kingston upon Hull
  • North East Lincolnshire
  • York

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Further snow showers are expected through Tuesday, with the likelihood that a more organised area of snow will push southwest during the morning, bringing 5 to 10 cm of snow in places in just a few hours. Strong winds may lead to drifting of lying snow (and severe wind chill) especially over hills, with lightning perhaps an additional hazard near North Sea coasts.

Warning impact matrix

Very
likely
✓
to
Unlikely
Very low
impact
to High
impact

Impact matrix guide

Amber warning
Snow between and Show detail

Description

Heavy snow showers are expected on Wednesday. Travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers. Some delays and cancellations to rail and air travel are likely. There is a good chance that some rural communities could become cut off. Power cuts are likely and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • Central, Tayside & Fife
  • 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
Grampian
  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray
Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • Highland
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
  • Cumbria
SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • East Lothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish Borders
  • West Lothian
Strathclyde
  • South Lanarkshire
Yorkshire & Humber
  • North Yorkshire

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Snow showers will bring variable snow cover, but parts of northeast England and Scotland are expected to see the most frequent and, at times, organised snow showers. 5-10 cm of snow is expected quite widely with locally 10-20 cm possible. Strong winds will lead to drifting of snow and severe wind chill, while lightning could be an additional hazard, particularly near coasts.

Warning impact matrix

Very
likely
✓
to
Unlikely
Very low
impact
to High
impact

Impact matrix guide

Yellow warning
Snow between and Show detail

Description

Snow showers overnight will lead to longer journey times on some roads and railways.

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • East Midlands
  • East of England
  • London & South East England
  • Yorkshire & Humber
East Midlands
  • Lincolnshire
  • Rutland
East of England
  • Norfolk
  • Suffolk
  • Essex
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Thurrock
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Peterborough
London & South East England
  • Kent
  • Greater London
  • Medway
  • Surrey
Yorkshire & Humber
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • North East Lincolnshire
  • North Lincolnshire
  • Kingston upon Hull

Chief Forecaster's assessment

At this stage snow showers will be mostly light but may produce 1 to 2 cm in places in time for the Monday morning rush hour.

Warning impact matrix

Very
likely
✓
to
Unlikely
Very low
impact
to High
impact

Impact matrix guide

Yellow warning
Snow between and Show detail

Description

Snow showers or longer periods of snow are expected on Tuesday, accompanied by very low temperatures. There is the potential for travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could become cut off. Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.

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
  • Orkney & Shetland
  • 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
  • Essex
  • Hertfordshire
  • Luton
  • Norfolk
  • Peterborough
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Suffolk
  • Thurrock
Grampian
  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray
Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • Highland
London & South East England
  • Bracknell Forest
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Buckinghamshire
  • East Sussex
  • Greater London
  • Kent
  • Medway
  • Milton Keynes
  • Oxfordshire
  • Slough
  • Surrey
  • West Berkshire
  • West Sussex
  • Windsor and Maidenhead
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
  • Cheshire East
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Halton
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • Warrington
Orkney & Shetland
  • Orkney Islands
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
  • Devon
  • Gloucestershire
  • North Somerset
  • Somerset
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Swindon
  • Wiltshire
  • Cornwall
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Plymouth
  • Torbay
Strathclyde
  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire
Wales
  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Bridgend
  • Caerphilly
  • Cardiff
  • Flintshire
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Monmouthshire
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Newport
  • Powys
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Torfaen
  • Vale of Glamorgan
  • Wrexham
  • Swansea
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Denbighshire
  • Gwynedd
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Conwy
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

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Further snow showers are expected through Tuesday, with the potential for a more organised area of snow to push southwest across parts of England and Wales. Separate Amber warnings are being issued to cover those areas which currently look most likely to see impacts. There is the potential for 5-10 cm of snow in places though nearby locations may see only small accumulations of 0-2 cm. The warning area has been adjusted to take into account latest indications. Strong winds may lead to drifting of lying snow (and severe wind chill) especially over hills, with lightning perhaps an additional hazard near North Sea coasts.

Warning impact matrix

Very
likely
✓
to
Unlikely
Very low
impact
to High
impact

Impact matrix guide

Yellow warning
Snow between and Show detail

Description

Heavy snow showers are expected on Wednesday. There is the potential for travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could become cut off. Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.

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
  • SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • South West England
  • Strathclyde
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire & Humber
Central, Tayside & Fife
  • Angus
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Dundee
  • Falkirk
  • Fife
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling
East Midlands
  • Derby
  • Derbyshire
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Nottingham
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Rutland
East of England
  • Bedford
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Central Bedfordshire
  • Essex
  • Hertfordshire
  • Norfolk
  • Peterborough
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Suffolk
  • Thurrock
Grampian
  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray
Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • Highland
London & South East England
  • Greater London
  • Kent
  • Medway
  • Surrey
  • West Sussex
  • Brighton and Hove
  • East Sussex
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
  • Cheshire East
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
Northern Ireland
  • County Antrim
  • County Armagh
  • County Londonderry
  • County Down
SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Lothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish Borders
  • West Lothian
South West England
  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Plymouth
  • Torbay
Strathclyde
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow
  • North Lanarkshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • Argyll and Bute
  • Renfrewshire
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Inverclyde
  • North Ayrshire
  • South Ayrshire
West Midlands
  • Staffordshire
Yorkshire & Humber
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Kingston upon Hull
  • North East Lincolnshire
  • North Lincolnshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire
  • York

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Snow showers will bring very variable snow cover, with the potential for a further 10-15 cm of snow in places where showers are most frequent whilst nearby locations may see only small accumulations of 1-3 cm. Strong winds will lead to drifting of snow and severe wind chill, while lightning could be an additional hazard, particularly near coasts. The warning area has been updated, while an Amber warning is being issued for areas considered most likely to see greater impacts.

Warning impact matrix

Very
likely
✓
to
Unlikely
Very low
impact
to High
impact

Impact matrix guide

Yellow warning
Snow between and Show detail

Description

Further snow showers are expected on Thursday, accompanied by very low temperatures. There is the possibility of travel delays on roads, stranding some vehicles and passengers, and delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could become or remain cut off. Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • Central, Tayside & Fife
  • Grampian
  • Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • North East England
  • Northern Ireland
  • SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • Strathclyde
  • Yorkshire & Humber
Central, Tayside & Fife
  • Angus
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Dundee
  • Falkirk
  • Fife
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling
Grampian
  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray
Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • Highland
North East England
  • Darlington
  • Durham
  • Gateshead
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • North Tyneside
  • Northumberland
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • South Tyneside
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Sunderland
Northern Ireland
  • County Antrim
  • County Armagh
  • County Down
  • County Londonderry
SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • 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 Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire
Yorkshire & Humber
  • North Yorkshire

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Snow showers will bring very variable snow cover, with the potential for a further 10-15 cm of snow in places where showers are most frequent, most likely over higher ground of northeast England and eastern Scotland, whilst nearby locations may see only small accumulations of 1-3 cm. Strong winds will likely lead to drifting of lying snow, as well as a severe wind chill.

Warning impact matrix

Very
likely
✓
to
Unlikely
Very low
impact
to High
impact

Impact matrix guide

Yellow warning
Wind & snow between and Show detail

Description

There is potential for a spell of heavy snow, accompanied by strong winds, to move slowly north through Thursday afternoon and night. There is a small chance that long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel could occur. There is a slight chance that roads may become blocked by deep snow, with stranded vehicles and passengers. There is a small chance that long interruptions to power supplies and other services such as telephones, may occur.

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • London & South East England
  • South West England
  • Wales
  • West Midlands
London & South East England
  • Hampshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • West Berkshire
  • Southampton
  • Isle of Wight
  • Portsmouth
  • West Sussex
South West England
  • Gloucestershire
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Swindon
  • Wiltshire
  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Bournemouth
  • Bristol
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • North Somerset
  • Poole
  • Somerset
  • Cornwall
  • Plymouth
  • Torbay
Wales
  • Ceredigion
  • Monmouthshire
  • Powys
  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Bridgend
  • Caerphilly
  • Cardiff
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Newport
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Swansea
  • Torfaen
  • Vale of Glamorgan
  • Pembrokeshire
West Midlands
  • Worcestershire
  • Herefordshire
  • Shropshire

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A weather system is expected to move slowly north through Thursday into Friday and has potential to produce widespread snow, accompanied by strong to gale force winds. As less cold air follows from the south, there is a small chance of snow turning to freezing rain bringing an additional ice risk. There is still uncertainty in how this system will develop, but there is a small chance of the combined effects of snow, strong winds and ice leading to severe impacts.

Warning impact matrix

Very
likely
✓
to
Unlikely
Very low
impact
to High
impact

Impact matrix guide

Yellow warning
Snow between and Show detail

Description

Snow showers, already affecting eastern parts of England early on Monday, are expected to become more persistent and more widespread through Monday afternoon and evening. There is the potential for travel delays on roads, stranding of some vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could become cut off. Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.

Regions and local authorities affected:

  • East Midlands
  • East of England
  • London & South East England
  • North East England
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire & Humber
East Midlands
  • Derby
  • Derbyshire
  • Leicester
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Nottingham
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Rutland
East of England
  • Bedford
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Central Bedfordshire
  • Essex
  • Norfolk
  • Peterborough
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Suffolk
  • Thurrock
London & South East England
  • East Sussex
  • Greater London
  • Kent
  • Medway
  • Milton Keynes
  • Surrey
  • West Sussex
North East England
  • Darlington
  • Durham
  • Gateshead
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • North Tyneside
  • Northumberland
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • South Tyneside
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Sunderland
West Midlands
  • Staffordshire
  • Warwickshire
  • West Midlands Conurbation
Yorkshire & Humber
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Kingston upon Hull
  • North East Lincolnshire
  • North Lincolnshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire
  • York

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Snow showers, which will have been affecting eastern areas of England from Sunday night, are likely to become heavier, more frequent and more widespread through Monday afternoon. There is the potential for accumulations of 5-10 cm in places, whilst nearby locations may see much less frequent showers and only small accumulations of 0-2 cm.

Warning impact matrix

Very
likely
✓
to
Unlikely
Very low
impact
to High
impact

Impact matrix guide

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