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Snow: Yellow Warning for Snow & Ice forecast for the weekend

Heavy Snow, Ice and Strong winds are heading to the North this weekend, the Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for parts of the UK as temperatures drop with cold air plummeting and dropping below freezing from Thursday.

It is expected that the snow will hit 12pm on Saturday the 15th until 10am Sunday 16th December, It is warned that Heavy snow and blizzards may develop across Scotland and northern England with a risk of freezing rain in places.

What to expect

  • Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers
  • Possible delays or cancellations to rail and air travel
  • Some rural communities could become cut off
  • Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected
  • A chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Bus and train services may be delayed or cancelled, with some road closures and longer journey times possible
  • Untreated pavements and cycle paths might be impassable because of black ice

Forecasters have predicted between 10cm (0.3ft) and 20cm (0.7ft) of snow could fall in those areas.

But it is not yet clear if the snow will stay till Christmas, The Met Office are currently unclear about how far southernly the weather may extend

A Met Office forecaster said: “Across central and eastern parts it will be colder than average, looking at highs between four and six degrees by day.”

The temperatures will drop to -7C with high winds of 40MPH and 45MPH.

Scotland & The North East will experience the most adverse weather conditions.

 

 

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