Met Office Issues Yellow & Amber Weather Warnings For Friday & Saturday – Snow

Amber Warning of Snow

Issued at: 12:39 on Friday 25 January 2013

Valid from: 11:00 on Friday 25 January 2013

Valid to: 23:59 on Friday 25 January 2013

Further snowfall will continue to spread from the west, as another weather front slides eastwards across the UK. Snow will be concentrated in Scotland on Friday afternoon, before extending to much of northern and central England during the evening, clearing towards midnight. 4 to 10 cm is likely quite widely within the amber warning area, with a low risk of more than 10 cm locally even on lower ground. Accumulations of 10 to 20 cm may occur in some upland areas of northern England and Scotland. Strong winds will also lead to drifting and blizzard-like conditions, particularly over higher level roads.

This update adjusts the boundaries of the amber warning area a little further west and south across the Midlands, and just intersecting the corner of northeast Wales near Wrecsam, as well as extending further northeast across Borders and Lothian.

The public should be prepared for likely disruption, particularly to travel.

Yellow Warning of Snow

Issued at: 11:51 on Friday 25 January 2013

Valid from: 09:00 on Friday 25 January 2013

Valid to: 04:00 on Saturday 26 January 2013

Further snowfall will spread from the west, as another weather front moves across the UK from the Atlantic. Snow will largely affect Scotland during the afternoon, before spreading to many northern, central and eastern parts of England during the evening, likely to clear from southeast England and East Anglia during the early hours of Saturday. 2-4 cm is likely in the south of the yellow warning area, with 4 to 8 cm over some hillier areas. Further north, 4 to 8 cm is more likely with over 10 cm over hills. Strong winds will also lead to drifting, particularly over higher level roads in the north.

This warning is an update, which pulls the boundaries of the warning area further west into Wales and further south into southern England.

The public should be aware of possible disruption, particularly to travel.

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