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Warning details for UK

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Snow between and Show detail

Description

Snow showers may become persistent from late Monday afternoon, continuing overnight and throughout Tuesday. There is the potential for travel delays on roads, stranding 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
  • West Midlands
East Midlands
  • Leicester
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Rutland
East of England
  • Bedford
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Essex
  • Norfolk
  • Peterborough
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Suffolk
  • Thurrock
London & South East England
  • East Sussex
  • Greater London
  • Kent
  • Medway
  • Surrey
  • West Sussex
West Midlands
  • Warwickshire

Chief Forecaster's assessment

From late Monday afternoon, snow showers may become aligned into bands pushing into parts of southeast England. Where this occurs there is the potential for accumulations of 5-10 cm locally whilst nearby locations may see much less frequent showers and only small accumulations of 0-2 cm in places. At this stage the development of these shower bands and the exact locations and timing of these is very uncertain.

Warning impact matrix

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Impact matrix guide

Yellow warning
Snow between and Show detail

Description

Showers or longer periods of snow will affect eastern parts of the UK during Tuesday. 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
  • 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
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Nottingham
  • Nottinghamshire
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
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Lothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish Borders
  • West Lothian
Strathclyde
  • South Lanarkshire
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

There is a lot of uncertainty in the extent and timing of snow during Tuesday. Showers will bring a large variation in amounts of snow across even small areas with some places seeing very little. The most likely time for a period of more widespread snow currently looks to be during Tuesday morning. There is the potential for locally 5-10 cm of snow across eastern parts however where showers become more organised there may be more widespread snow cover.

Warning impact matrix

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Impact matrix guide

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