Met Office Issues Yellow Weather Warning For Monday – Snow

Issued at: 12:53 on Sunday 3 February 2013

Valid from: 16:00 on Monday 4 February 2013

Valid to: 23:59 on Monday 4 February 2013

Heavy, squally showers will spread to many parts of Northern Ireland and the western half of northern England during Monday, turning wintry on high ground through the middle of the day and then increasingly to lower levels during Monday evening. Showers will probably remain largely as sleet and hail along some northern and western coasts, but are likely to turn to snow inland, more certainly on ground above 100 or 200 metres elevation. 10 cm or more of snow may affect higher level routes later in the day, with drifting and temporary blizzard conditions. At lower levels, amounts of snowfall will be generally smaller and quite variable but some areas could see in excess of 5 cm of snowfall, with some drifting. Winds will gust to around 50 mph near the heavier showers but higher over hills.

The public should be aware of the potential for some disruption, especially to travel.

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