Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Met Office ice and snow warning

Cloud inversion above Kingussie in the Scottish Highlands as motorists are being urged to be wary of ice on the roads after disruption in areas hit by snow this week. Catriona Webster  PA Wire UK braced for more snow amid continued freezing conditions
Elsie Buchanan | 22 January, 2018, 02:23

"Some roads and railways likely to be affected, with longer journey times by road, bus and train services".

"With that in mind I would urge the public to think and plan ahead for their return journey home this afternoon".

Manchester, Bradford, Sheffield and Nottingham are among the locations named by forecasters as areas that face snow and ice today.

Most of the snow is expected on higher ground with 3-6 cm likely above around 200m and perhaps 10-15 cm locally on ground above 300m over Scotland.

Snow will continue to cause some issues this weekend, some falling over hills of England, Wales and Norther Ireland today, but not causing too much issue, but a greater chance early Sunday for snow across northern areas, before turning back to rain.

There could be more snow on the way for Wrexham with a yellow weather warning in place.

"Motorists will also potentially face significant delays at peak times".

A bothy shelter above Kingussie in the Scottish Highlands as motorists are being urged to be wary of ice on the roads after disruption in areas hit by snow this week. Catriona Webster  PA Wire
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"If you're out during the evening and planning on drinking alcohol, make sure you have your journey home organised".

Dozens of schools around the country are closed while some are shutting early due to the weather conditions.

"Scottish government officials are contacting business groups to make them aware of this advice, and I'd also ask employers to be flexible and consider letting staff leave early".

In South Lanarkshire all schools and nurseries in the Clydesdale area are closed while in North Lanarkshire all prelim examinations scheduled to take place in secondary schools have been postponed.

ScotRail said it was dealing with weather-related disruption on the West Highland Line at Crianlarich. However, across the far north of England and much of Scotland we have drier and sunnier start, with clearer skies here overnight leading to widespread and hard frost over lying snow, with temperatures as low as -9C in the Highlands.

The Met Office warning information includes the following: 'Amounts of fresh snow will vary considerably across the warning area.

Amber: Be prepared for disruption. You must avoid risky areas and follow the advice of the emergency services and local authorities.

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