Weather warnings issued for later this week

The met office have issued weather warnings for Wednesday 11, Thursday 12 & Friday 13 January.

The Yellow ‘Be Aware’ warnings were issued this morning and is valid from 6pm on Wednesday through to 12am on Saturday.

The forecasts for Wednesday and Thursday are

Met Office Yellow Weather Warning matrix
Yellow Weather Warning

Snow showers are expected to develop from Wednesday evening lasting into Thursday. These, combined with strong winds, could lead to locally very poor travel conditions.

Be aware of the potential for disruption to transport due to lying and blowing snow.

The Chief forecaster’s assessment is

Cold air originating over Arctic Canada will affect the area from Wednesday evening through Thursday, bringing snow showers and strong winds. Wind gusts up to 55 mph are expected in exposed coastal areas and on hills in association with snow showers, leading to temporary blizzard conditions. As well as reduced visibility, 2-5 cm of snow could accumulate anywhere within the warning area, with 10-20 cm possible above 300 m. Lightning may accompany the heaviest showers, with potential disruption to power supplies as a consequence.

The forecast for Friday is

Cold northerly winds will bring frequent snow showers through Thursday and into Friday.

Be aware of the potential for disruption to transport networks.

The Chief forecaster’s assessment is

A cold airstream will be in place by Thursday afternoon, bringing frequent snow showers to areas exposed to the northerly wind. A further 2-5 cm of snow is possible, with an additional 10-20 cm above about 200 m. Lightning may be an additional hazard, with possible disruption to power supplies.

The latest weather information is available from the Met Office.

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