Met Office Issues Yellow Weather Warning – Snow

Issued at: 11:53 on Sunday 29 November 2015

Valid from: 07:00 on Monday 30 November 2015

Valid to: 14:00 on Monday 30 November 2015

A band of rain will move east across Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England on Monday morning and afternoon. Across northern parts of Northern Ireland and southern Scotland the rain is expected to turn to wet snow with 2 to 5 cm possible above about 150 m, and some slushy accumulations possible at lower levels. 10 cm may possibly occur above 300 m. Across northern England the snow is expected to be restricted to hills above about 400 m. Drier conditions will spread east through the late morning and early afternoon.

Please be aware of the need to take extra care and allow more time for travel.

Chief Forecaster’s Assessment

Another depression will move quickly eastwards across the British Isles on Monday, crossing Ireland in the morning and northern England in the afternoon. With cold air immediately north of the depression’s track the rain is expected to turn to wet snow across parts of Northern Ireland, southern Scotland, and the extreme north of England.

There remains uncertainty regarding the extent of snow. As on Sunday there will be a very sharp divide between the cold air to the north and mild air to the south such that things will be finely balanced. Furthermore, amounts of snow reaching lower levels will be very dependent on precipitation intensity. Therefore this warning will remain under review.

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