Met Office Issues Amber and Yellow Warnings – Snow

Amber Warning

Issued at: 12:15 on Monday 18 March 2013

Valid from: 05:00 on Tuesday 19 March 2013

Valid to: 18:00 on Tuesday 19 March 2013

Overnight into Tuesday morning snowfalls will become persistent and occasionally heavier across much of eastern and some central parts of Scotland. These snowfalls will last through Tuesday afternoon before easing by mid-evening. Strong to gale force easterly winds will drift the snow, especially over upland areas above 150 metres where blizzard conditions are expected. Some transport disruption is expected and possibly to power supplies. Over upland parts of the east 15 to 25cm of snow could accumulate during daylight hours Tuesday.

The public should be prepared for the possibility of disruption to travel.

Yellow Warning

Issued at: 12:57 on Monday 18 March 2013

Valid from: 12:00 on Monday 18 March 2013

Valid to: 23:59 on Tuesday 19 March 2013

During Monday afternoon and evening snow showers will merge to bring longer periods of snow across eastern Scotland and parts of northeast England with some significant accumulations likely in parts of the east especially. The snow will continue into Tuesday before slowly easing from the north during Tuesday afternoon and night.

The public should be aware of the possibility of disruption to travel.

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