Snow is falling across the UK this Sunday as chilling conditions bring flurries of up to four inches in parts. The Met Office is now warning the UK
Snow is falling across the UK this Sunday as chilling conditions bring flurries of up to four inches in parts. The Met Office is now warning the UK will see two days of snow and ice as it issued a flurry of warnings this morning.
A snow warning has been issued for a vast swathe of England, which is in place from 3am to 11.59pm after having been extended today to include some more northern and eastern areas.
The alert reads: “An area of snow will move across Wales and central and southern England today, becoming slow-moving for a time across parts of the Midlands.
“This will bring 1-3 cm of snow across much of the warning area, though not all sites will see lying snow and northern parts of East Anglia may see little snow.
“Areas above 100 m are likely to be worst affected and here 5-10 cm of snow is possible, particularly for parts of the Midlands.”
A further warning fo a similar area has now also been issued for Monday for ice, which says: “Icy patches are expected overnight onwards into Monday morning, especially where snow has fallen on Sunday.”
While in Scotland, a snow and ice warning is in place from 4pm today to 11am on Monday, which reads: “Wintry showers across western Scotland and the Northern Isles will turn increasingly to rain at low levels during the early hours of Monday allowing icy patches to form.
“On hills and mountains, showers will remain as snow. A few centimetres of snow are possible on hills above 200 metres, and perhaps over the Shetland mainland for a time this evening.
“Northern Grampian will be dry for most of the night but a few showers are likely here late in the night.”