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Warning details for UK

Yellow warning
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Description

Ice is expected to form on some surfaces from late Tuesday afternoon and last overnight into Wednesday morning. The chance of this is highest across parts of Scotland and northern England where rain may fall onto frozen surfaces. A few centimetres of fresh snow are also likely on high ground, mainly across Scotland and northern England. There will probably be icy stretches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths with some injuries possible from slips and falls. There is also a very small chance of travel disruption across parts of Scotland and northern England.

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
  • Dundee
  • Fife
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Falkirk
  • Stirling
East Midlands
  • Lincolnshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Derby
  • Derbyshire
  • Leicester
  • Leicestershire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Nottingham
  • Rutland
East of England
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Essex
  • Norfolk
  • Peterborough
  • Suffolk
  • Bedford
  • Central Bedfordshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Luton
Grampian
  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray
Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • Highland
London & South East England
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Milton Keynes
  • Oxfordshire
North East England
  • North Tyneside
  • Northumberland
  • South Tyneside
  • Darlington
  • Durham
  • Gateshead
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Sunderland
North West England
  • Cumbria
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Cheshire East
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Greater Manchester
  • Halton
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • Warrington
Orkney & Shetland
  • Orkney Islands
  • Shetland Islands
SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • Scottish Borders
  • East Lothian
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • West Lothian
South West England
  • Gloucestershire
  • Swindon
  • Wiltshire
Strathclyde
  • South Lanarkshire
  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow
  • Inverclyde
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • West Dunbartonshire
Wales
  • Conwy
  • Denbighshire
  • Flintshire
  • Gwynedd
  • Powys
  • Wrexham
  • Ceredigion
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Monmouthshire
  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Caerphilly
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Torfaen
  • Swansea
  • Bridgend
West Midlands
  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Telford and Wrekin
  • Warwickshire
  • West Midlands Conurbation
  • Worcestershire
  • Herefordshire
Yorkshire & Humber
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • Kingston upon Hull
  • North East Lincolnshire
  • North Lincolnshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire
  • York

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A band of rain with some snow (this mostly on hills) will reach western Scotland and Wales on Tuesday afternoon and move quickly eastwards across all parts through the evening and overnight. Whilst a brief spell of snow is likely, mostly on high ground in the north of the yellow area, the main hazard is likely to be icy surfaces where rain falls onto frozen ground. This risk is greatest across parts of Scotland and northern England where the impacts could locally be greater than elsewhere. Temperatures may then rise a little for a time overnight before falling again by Wednesday morning as cloud clears, so ice remains likely. In addition, some wintry showers may affect western Scotland on Wednesday morning.

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