Snow in the UK: The full list of areas where snow is expected to fall in the UK this week | UK News
There are two orange weather warnings for snow and ice, and five yellow weather warnings for rain, snow and ice across the UK on Thursday, some lasting until Friday.
Thursday 8 February 2024 at 18:20, United Kingdom
Snow is expected to fall in parts of England and Wales this week, according to weather forecasts from the Met Office.
From Thursday to Saturday, there are orange weather warnings for snow and ice, and yellow weather warnings for rain, snow and ice across the UK.
Orange weather alerts are for parts of England and Wales while yellow alerts cover most of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Here’s everything you need to know.
What do the warnings mean?
The Met Office said AMBER WARNINGS It means there is a “good chance” rural communities will be temporarily isolated, while travel delays on roads will likely leave some vehicles stranded.
Power outages are possible and mobile phone coverage may be affected.
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Delays and cancellations to rail travel are also likely, while untreated sidewalks and bike paths will likely be impassable.
Areas it covers Yellow warnings For snow and ice, the journey can take longer by road and for train and bus services.
There may be some icy spots on untreated roads, sidewalks, and bike paths, causing some slip and fall injuries.
Where are the amber alerts and what are their timing?
There is a yellow warning for snow falling across Peak District and South Pennines In place of From 12 noon to 6 pm on ThursdaySnow thickness is expected to reach 25 cm at heights above 300 metres.
Specifically, it will affect:
• South Yorkshire
• West Yorkshire
The Met Office said strong, gusty easterly winds could lead to “washing away in some places”, and snowfall of between 10 and 15 cm was expected to fall widely across the warning area.
A separate amber warning will be in place for snow and ice Between 8am and 3pm on Thursday In the following areas:
• Parts of North Wales (Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Powys, Wrexham)
• North West Shropshire
Snowfall is expected to reach 20-25 cm in areas above 200 metres.
As milder air begins to arrive from the south, there is a possibility that the snow will turn to “freezing rain across some elevated roads over 200 metres”, the Met Office said.
Amy Bukota, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said easterly winds meant places “inland and higher elevations” were likely to see the most snow.
She said it was “unlikely” that significant levels of snow would be on the ground for several days, but added that could lead to difficult driving conditions on Thursday, especially during the afternoon and early evening.
The forecaster added that most places will see a return to milder conditions by the end of Thursday.
Areas affected by yellow snow warnings today
The following areas have yellow snow and ice warnings Now until 6 a.m. Friday:
• East Midlands
• North East England
• North West England
• West Midlands
• Yorkshire and the Humber
• northern Ireland
There is also a yellow warning for snow and ice for the following parts of Scotland From 6 pm on Thursday until 3 pm on Friday:
• Central, Tayside and Fife
• South-west Scotland, borders Lothian
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Yellow rain warning
A few parts of the UK are set to avoid snow this week, but rainfall could continue to affect them until 6am on Friday, the Met Office warns.
For areas under a yellow rain warning, some homes and businesses will likely be flooded.
Bus and train services are likely to be affected, as journey times will take longer, and there may be drizzle and flooding on the roads.
Here are the affected areas:
• East of England
• London and south-east England
• South West England
• West Midlands (Herefordshire)
More warnings for Scotland until Saturday
While all other warning periods end on Friday, a yellow warning for snow and ice will remain in place for the following parts of Scotland from 3pm on Friday until 6pm on Saturday:
• Central, Tayside and Fife
• Highlands and West Island
• Orkney and Shetland