The Met Office issues a weather warning as ‘heavy snowfall’ hits the UK

The Met Office issues a weather warning as ‘heavy snowfall’ hits the UK

Parts of the UK will receive heavy snow this week, with up to 20cm of snow falling in some areas.

The Met Office has issued two yellow warnings for snow covering north Wales, the Midlands, Yorkshire, the north-east, the north-west, eastern England and Northern Ireland on Thursday and Friday.

A separate snow and ice warning is in effect from Tuesday to midday Wednesday in northern Scotland, where temperatures could drop to -10C in rural areas on Wednesday evening.

It is widely possible to range from 1 to 2 centimeters at low levels, 2 to 5 cm on the ground above 200 metres, and up to 10 to 20 cm above 400 metres.

A yellow weather warning means there is a small chance of power outages, travel delays and snow loss to rural communities.

Looking ahead to the weekend in its long-range forecast from Friday, February 9 to Sunday, February 18, the Met Office said: “The cold air already present across the north of the UK is likely to extend into all parts over next weekend.

“As this occurs, there is a risk of further sleet or snowfall in some parts, but its scope should be more limited than earlier in the week.”

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Chris Almond said: “While the first part of this week will see some rain, heavy at times, gradually sloping towards the south, there is an increasing signal of winter risks as we move through the week as cold air moves in from North. On the United Kingdom.

“Beginning Thursday, the snow threat becomes more influential, as milder air attempts to return from the south, colliding with cold air and increasing the chance of snow on the leading edge.

“While there are still many details to work out, the initial risk of snow appears higher in northern England and Wales from Thursday.”

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2024-02-07

Snow and ice are set to hit northern Scotland earlier in the week. (office met)

Yahoo explains what the weather will be like in each region of the UK, according to the Met Office.

London and the South East

Rain will arrive early Tuesday evening after a cloudy start to the day and will remain persistent and heavy at times.

Strong winds will calm from the north, with rain falling slowly towards the south during the night. Maximum temperature 14°C. A cool start to Wednesday with plenty of sunshine and light winds. Maximum temperature 8°C.

Rain will spread northward on Thursday, and will be active at times. More rain and wind on Friday. Some brighter spells on Saturday, turning increasingly cloudy with light winds.

Southwest

Tuesday is windy with coastal storms developing. Mostly cloudy with a few brighter spells. Intermittent drizzle, especially on the hills in the west. Temperate when protected from the wind, with maximum temperatures reaching 13°C.

After a night of heavy rain, Wednesday will be a generally cloudy day, with rain continuing to fall along the southern coasts in the morning before spreading again across the region during the afternoon. Light wind. Feeling a little refreshed from recent days. Maximum temperature 10°C.

It is unsettled to end the week with bouts of heavy rain. Some drier periods are possible on Friday and Saturday. The winds are getting stronger, although they are becoming milder again.

Midlands

Heavy, persistent rain fell late on Tuesday morning over the East Midlands, then gradually descending southwards by the evening, with strong winds easing as the rainfall eased. Maximum temperature 12°C.

As temperatures drop overnight, Wednesday will get off to a cold and frosty start with plenty of sunshine and light winds. Maximum temperature 6°C.

Despite some bright spells on Tuesday morning in the West Midlands, clouds will thicken during the afternoon, bringing heavy rain from the north. Mild, but very windy, with maximum temperatures reaching 13°C.

Wednesday will be a fine, dry day, with periods of hazy sunshine showing through weak cloud layers. Feeling noticeably colder and fresher than recently. Light wind. Maximum temperature 7°C.

A cold start on Thursday in the East Midlands before rain spreads north with a risk of snow falling to low levels. More rain or rain and drizzle on Friday. Drier but still cloudy on Saturday.

Conditions are turning unsettled again to end the week in the West Midlands, with gusty winds and the uncertain arrival of some snow on Thursday, potentially disrupting some places. Rain continues on Friday and Saturday.

the Northeast

After an overcast and rainy morning, the afternoon will see rain drift south on Tuesday afternoon, paving the way for some brighter spells in the afternoon, as winds ease. Feeling cold, with maximum temperatures reaching 10 degrees Celsius.

The weather starts out cold and frosty on Wednesday, with plenty of sunshine and light winds. Maximum temperature 4°C.

Another frosty start until Thursday before winds and rain spread north, with the risk of snow falling to low levels. Rain and more snow are possible on Friday. Cloudy with rain on Saturday, cool.

North West

Rain, heavy at times, will spread over the area on Tuesday, and may turn wintry on the highest ground on its back edge. Previous coastal storms fell much lighter after the rain cleared. Cool air arrives throughout the day. Maximum temperature 11°C.

A nice, dry Wednesday with periods of hazy sunshine breaking through weak cloud layers. Feeling noticeably colder and fresher than recently. Light wind. Maximum temperature 7°C.

Instability turns once again to end the week with gusty winds. An uncertain arrival of some snow on Thursday, which could lead to disruption in places, then continued rain on Friday and Saturday.

Scotland

A mix of scattered wintry rain and bright sunny spells over the highlands on Tuesday, with strong westerly to northwesterly winds, easing during the afternoon. Maximum temperature 3°C.

More sunny spells and scattered wintry rain in the area on Wednesday, easing by the evening. Maximum temperature 0°C.

Bright and sunny periods in southern Scotland on Tuesday. The wind is strong at times, and the maximum temperature is 6 degrees Celsius. Sunny spells and a little wintry rain at times on Wednesday. Feeling cold with a westerly to northwesterly breeze and the maximum temperature is 3 degrees Celsius.

A few showers in the north on Thursday in the highlands, but mostly dry and bright. Scattered rain or longer periods of sleet or snow on Friday and Saturday, with strong winds.

It will be mostly dry and bright on Thursday on the border, with scattered showers until the evening. Scattered rain or longer periods of sleet or snow on Friday and Saturday, with strong winds.

northern Ireland

The weather on Tuesday will be sunny and bright, with strong westerly to northwesterly winds at times. Maximum temperature 7°C.

Bright or sunny spells and a little wintry rain at times on Wednesday. Feeling cold but with mostly light winds. Maximum temperature 5°C.

A bright start to Thursday but rain, sleet and snow will arrive from the south during the morning. Showers or longer periods of rain, sleet and snow on Friday and Saturday.

Wales

Cloudy with heavy rain extending south over the entire country. Very windy, although feeling moderate when in sheltered places. Maximum temperature 12°C.

Wednesday is clear and dry, with periods of misty sunshine filtering through layers of clouds. Feeling noticeably colder and fresher than recently. Light wind. Maximum temperature 8°C.

Instability turns once again to end the week with gusty winds. An uncertain arrival of some snow on Thursday, which could lead to disruption in places, then continued rain on Friday and Saturday.

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