Issued at: 20:01 on Sunday 17 March 2013
Valid from: 21:00 on Sunday 17 March 2013
Valid to: 10:00 on Monday 18 March 2013
Showery outbreaks of rain and sleet with hill snow, will turn increasingly back to snow on Sunday night and the first part of Monday, particularly over hills across Northern England and parts of Scotland. At lower levels, many places will probably see little or no snow, but a few areas could catch 1 to 4 cm. Above about 250 metres, such amounts will be more likely, with a few places seeing between 4 and 10 cm of snowfall. Ice will be an additional hazard where skies clear later in the night.
The public should be aware of these wintry hazards while traveling later on Sunday, and especially around the Monday morning peak travel times.
A cold, unsettled set-up, with a low pressure area stationed right across the British Isles and a variety of smaller-scale features tending to concentrate the shower activity into more prolonged outbreaks of rain and snow. One of these is expected to pivot slowly westwards across parts of Northern England and Scotland on Sunday night and early Monday, bringing a renewed threat of some wintry weather in places. Conditions are marginal for snow, which will be most likely for the higher ground and, more locally, where the showers turn heavier and more persistent, (which acts to lower the snow-levels).