SNOW AND ICE TO HIT UK WITH UP TO 20CM FORECAST FOR SOME AREAS

SNOW AND ICE TO HIT UK WITH UP TO 20CM FORECAST FOR SOME AREAS

MET OFFICE WEATHER WARNINGS ARE IN PLACE AS STORM CAROLINE HITS THE UK WITH UP TO 20CM SET TO FALL OVER HIGHER GROUND.

 

The warning reads:

 

During Friday, increasingly frequent snow showers already affecting parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England will extend across many other northern and western parts of the UK. 2-5 cm of snow is likely in places over the warning area. 10-20 cm is possible for some locations, mainly in northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, north Wales and perhaps the northwest Midlands. Icy surfaces are also likely to be an additional hazard, especially overnight. The heaviest and most frequent snow showers will progressively become confined to northeast Scotland during Saturday. Possible travel delays on roads

 

A spell of heavy snow is possible over some central parts of the UK during Sunday. This could lead to road, rail and air travel delays, with the potential for vehicles to become stranded or public transport to be cancelled. Rural communities with limited access routes could become cut off.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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