UK Weather Warnings: Heavy snow alert by Met Office with up to 25cm falling in Arctic blast
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Today, Thursday, the Meteorological Authority issued additional weather warnings, with widespread snow and rain expected in large parts of the country.
Yellow snow warnings have been issued in parts of northern England and north Wales, while a mix of yellow rain and snow warnings will be in place across the four countries.
Up to 25cm of snow is expected across the highlands of the Peak District and South Pennines, with a warning in force from noon to 6pm on Thursday.
A separate snow and ice warning will be issued between 8am and 3pm across North Wales and Shropshire, with 10 to 15cm of snow expected to be widespread across both areas.
Catherine Chalk, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “Make sure you keep abreast of the forecast and Met Office warning page for any updates we may issue. Before then, make sure you plan your journey times longer, especially in the snow.”
“Make sure you check the overall condition of your car – if you have to travel, check your tyres, oil, screen wash, and take more time on your trip too.”
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Jane DaltonFebruary 8, 2024 06:03
Snow and ice forecast for Thursday
Almost the entire country is under snow, ice and rain warnings, with up to 10 inches of snow expected on higher ground.
Yellow weather warnings for snow have been issued in parts of northern England and north Wales, while a mix of yellow rain and snow warnings will be in place across the four nations.
Below is a map that gives an overview of how much rain different regions can expect today.
Stuti MishraFebruary 8, 2024 at 05:30
The south is under a warning of heavy rain
Southern parts of England are currently under a yellow weather warning for heavy rain, which could disrupt travel for early morning commuters.
The warning went into effect at 2 a.m. and will remain in effect until 6 a.m. The Met Office warned of the possibility of flooding in the area, making journey times longer.
Bus and train services are likely to be affected due to drizzle and waterlogging.
The warning includes the entire southern region, including Plymouth, Brighton, London and Cardiff.
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Schools are about to close
Schools in the snow-hit areas are expected to close on Thursday.
In Flintshire, Wales, all schools are scheduled to close. Some are also expected to close in Powys, Welshpool and Llanflin.
Most schools in the Scottish Highlands were closed on Wednesday.
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Health chiefs issue a warning
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Jane DaltonFebruary 8, 2024 01:03
Rural parts may be cut off – warning
The Met Office warned that rural communities could become isolated, especially in north Wales, northwest Shropshire, the Peak District and the South Pennines, where orange warnings are in place.
Amber warnings, which are more serious than yellow, could mean potential power outages, affected mobile phone coverage and travel disruption.
Jane DaltonFebruary 8, 2024 00:03
Gritters is scheduled to come out into force
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