UK weather forecast: Snow will disrupt travel for thousands today

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A Met Office yellow weather warning is in place until 3pm, covering much of Scotland – and their long-range forecast predicts more extreme weather

A car drives through the snow in Gunnerside, North Yorkshire.

Heavy snowfall could disrupt travel for thousands of people in Scotland today.

A Met Office yellow weather warning is in place until 3pm, covering much of the west and north of the country.

The Met Office warned: ‘Some roads and railways are affected by longer journey times by road, bus and rail services.

In their warning, the Met Office said: ‘Frequent and at times heavy snow showers are expected on Saturday evening and Sunday, and combined with strong westerly winds, this will bring blizzard conditions and drifting snow to the roads. higher across Highland.







The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow
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“Accumulations of 2 to 5 cm are possible in places, 10 to 15 cm accumulating on routes over 300 meters.

“Ice patches will be an additional hazard, especially in western coastal areas.”

In its long-range forecast for February 9-18, the Met Office warned that there was a “risk of gale force winds in the far north and northwest”.







Snow is expected to hit Scotland today
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He said: “For the remainder of this period high pressure is likely to dominate across most of the UK.

“Rainfall will be limited at first with a chance of some winter showers in the north and east, with an increasing likelihood of rain in western and northwestern regions later.”

Amid speculation about the incoming wintry weather, Met Office chief meteorologist Andy Page said: ‘We have some pretty typical wintry weather in store. It will often be windy, with bands of rain moving south east followed by colder weather with wintry showers, particularly affecting Scotland. It is not unusual for us to see snow in February, and there is currently no signal for anything out of the ordinary.

Tonight:

Winter showers in the north are slowly dying out with winds gradually easing. Cold with frost for many. Becoming cloudier in the west thereafter, perhaps with some rain.

Monday:

Cold but bright start to the east. Clouds in the extreme west spreading across the country with rain developing over the west and particularly the northwest. Getting windier and milder.

Outlook from Tuesday to Thursday:

The rain will affect northwestern regions, extending further to the southeast by mid-week, but becoming light and patchy. Colder conditions followed by wintry showers in many areas by Thursday. Windy to the north.

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