Many Brits will have to brace themselves for a chilly snap as wintery weather has been forecast once again across vast swathes of Britain this week. Icy conditions and smatterings of snow have prompted the Met Office to issue three weather warnings this week. Here are the areas that will be impacted.
Unfortunately, those hoping for a warm spell will be disappointed as the forecaster Wednesday, February 9 and Thursday, February 10 is “windy and wintry in the north,” although conditions will be “milder in the south.”
The Met Office has forecast that conditions will be “colder in the north with wintry showers, especially across Scotland” where heavy hail and thunder will be accompanied by gales on Wednesday.
The forecasts worsen overnight on Wednesday, as the Met Office predicts it will be “cold further north with wintry showers, before more persistent rain and hill snow arrive across Scotland. Gales in the north, severe on some coasts later.”
Conditions aren’t expected to improve much the following day, as the Met Office said: “Rain and hill snow across Scotland will be replaced by wintry showers. Windy in the north, severe gales at first.”
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They said: “Some roads and railways likely to be affected, leading to longer journey times by car as well as by bus and train services.
“Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.”
However, snow will likely fall across further areas. According to weather maps by Netweather.tv snow will fall across the area covered by the Met Office’s warning but in addition to this it will fall across parts of northern England.
Meteorologists at Netweather.tv have forecast that there is a chance of flurries falling as far south as Leeds.
The areas covered by this warning include the Hebrides, the Central Belt of Scotland and cities such as Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh will also be affected.
Another yellow warning has been issued by the Met Office from 6pm on Wednesday to 10am on Thursday, this warning covers the whole of Northern Ireland.
The Met Office said: “Wintry showers bring a risk of ice on Wednesday night, especially in the west and north.”
They added these conditions will “probably [cause] icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, increasing the chance of accidents or injuries.”