BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood warns of more snow for UK
The Met Office has issued several amber warnings for snow across the country, while some others have been hit with a less severe yellow warning. The Met Office has warnings in place for five days in a row this week as temperatures are expected to plummet. Warnings start from Thursday, February 4 and are here to stay until at least Monday, February 8 – but the weather agency could update the alerts at any time, extending them even further.
Where will it snow?
There is one amber warning, signifying a danger to life, in place across Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
After that, the warnings downgrade to yellow throughout the latter half of the weekend and into next week.
The snow, for now, seems to be concentrated in Scotland, while the rest of Britain is likely to see some in a few days’ time.
The amber warning reads: “Snow is expected to become more widespread, persistent and heavy from Thursday afternoon and continue through to Saturday.
“Fresh snowfall totals of 10 to 15cm is possible at low levels, with 20 to 30cm accumulating above about 150m.
“Some high ground exposed to strong easterly winds could see as much as 50cm building up by Saturday morning.
“However some places close to the east coast may only see small amounts of snow settling.
“The strong easterly winds will likely lead to drifting snow, temporary blizzard conditions, and ice forming on exposed power lines and phone masts.
“Persistent snow should ease on Saturday, although snow showers will follow.”
The areas affected will be:
Perth and Kinross
Argyll and Bute
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A yellow warning covering large swathes of the country starts at midday on Sunday and will last for 12 hours.
The warning reads: “Cold air, along with snow showers to low levels pushing inland from the North Sea is expected to spread south during the weekend.
“In addition to the showers, there is a chance that an extended period of more persistent snowfall could impact parts of the Midlands and southeast England overnight Saturday and through Sunday.
“This is all likely to bring areas of accumulating snow through the period with some icy stretches developing, with some parts seeing five to 10cm, possibly 15cm of snow.”
Areas affected will be:
Perth and Kinross
Brighton and Hove
Windsor and Maidenhead
Redcar and Cleveland
Southwest Scotland, Lothian Borders
Yorkshire and Humber
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