Met Office Issues Yellow Weather Warning – Snow

Issued at: 09:27 on Wednesday 22 February 2017

Valid from: 02:00 on Thursday 23 February 2017

Valid to: 18:00 on Thursday 23 February 2017

Snow is expected over the high ground of northern England and Scotland on Thursday and may fall to low levels for a time in Scotland. Snow accumulations of 3 to 6 cm are likely above 200 metres with 10 cm or more above 300 metres. At low levels, including the Central Belt, 1 to 3 cm is possible in places. Expect some disruption to transport networks and possibly power supplies.

Associated heavy rain at low levels will be an additional hazard.

The warning has been updated to slightly shrink the yellow area and also to change the position in the risk matrix.

Chief Forecaster’s Assessment

A developing area of low pressure, named Storm Doris, is expected to move east across the UK during Thursday.

Rain or sleet will occur at low levels at first, but some snow is also likely, perhaps more so as the system clears to the east. However, over the high ground and particularly the Southern Uplands, a spell of heavy snow looks likely.

In addition heavy rain may lead to some localised flooding at lower levels.