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UK News Met Office forecasts up to 20cm of snow with three warnings in place

11:05  24 february  2020
11:05  24 february  2020 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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The Met Office has forecast up to 20cm of snow for Monday with more wintry showers later in the week as severe weather warnings of snow, ice and rain come into force.

According to the weather service the forecast for the coming week remains unsettled with rain and snow on Monday followed by a colder, showery spell mid-week.

A renewed spell of rain and strong winds may then affect some southern areas later this week.

A range of severe weather warnings for rain, and snow and ice are in place for Monday with the Met Office saying an area of low pressure will 'provide a continuation of the extremely unsettled period the UK has endured'.

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There are three separate Met Office warnings in place across the country today, but mainly northern parts of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This could see 3 -8 cm of snow accumulate in places with up to 20 cm over high ground. There remains uncertainty regarding the extent and

Three warnings are in force on Monday across the whole of Northern Ireland, Scotland and the north of England - as far south as the Midlands.

The warnings, which began to come into force at midnight and will last up to 10pm tonight, read: "A band of rain reaching southern parts of northern England during Sunday night quickly turns to snow before spreading northeastwards across the rest of the warning area.

"Across northern England, snow will then turn to rain from the south and west through the course of the morning before slowly turning to rain at lower levels over the part of the warning area in Scotland. The bulk of accumulations will be above 200 metres where 2-5cm is likely in many areas whilst above 300 to 400 metres 5 to 10 cm is expected.

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"At lower levels accumulations will be smaller, patchier and shorter-lived and it may be that little, if any, snow falls in some eastern coastal areas. A brief spell of freezing rain is possible as snow begins to turn to rain, leading to icy stretches.

"Meanwhile, given saturated ground and recent flooding, the combination of snow melt and rain may also bring about some disruption, mainly over parts of northern England."

What to expect

  • Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers, with possible delays or cancellations to rail and air travel
  • Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • Some rural communities could become cut off

The expected wind impacts from this system have reduced as it moves towards the UK, and Met Office wind warnings for this system have now been stood down.

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However, the main risk now are wintry conditions across the northern half of Britain and Northern Ireland as the system moves north-east into an area of relatively cold air.

Dan Suri, chief forecaster at the Met Office, said: "This low-pressure system will bring a lot of moisture into contact with the relatively cold air across the northern half of the UK.

"This brings wintry conditions to an extending from East Yorkshire to North Lancashire across into Northern Ireland and northwards Scotland. For some, snowfall could coincide with the Monday rush hour, bringing additional complications."

The bulk of snow accumulations in northern England are expected to occur at locations above 200 metres in elevation, but it’s likely that some sites lower than this could witness transient flurries before these turn to rain.

The snowfall in Scotland is expected to be heavier with accumulations of 2cm to 5cm above 100 to 200 metres; sites above 300 metres may witness accumulations of 10cm to 20cm, ​most likely north of the Central Belt.

Urban areas on the immediate east coast of northern England and eastern Scotland may miss the snow though.

Beyond Monday there are currently no warnings scheduled but showers, some wintry, could place an additional burden on some river catchments: the public should check flood risk and stay up to date with flood warnings from Natural Resources Wales, SEPA, NI Direct and the Environment Agency.

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