wnol.info February 19 2018


Snow Warning For Yorkshire Coast

February 19 2018, 08:05 | Alexander Lowe

Snow and ice has been forecast for certain areas of Northern Ireland

Snow and ice has been forecast for certain areas of Northern Ireland

Snow, sleet and hail are set to hit Scotland and Northern Ireland, with other parts of the United Kingdom bracing themselves for ice and high winds as the week progresses.

An updated official weather warning for snow and ice during the end of the working week has been issued with more falls predicted. There will be scattered wintry showers with the risk of hail or thunder, especially in the west and north.

The orange warning is valid from 6pm this evening until noon tomorrow.

The yellow warning of wind for Wales and England is in force from midnight to 9am on January 18.

Delays on roads are possible, however, and drivers are urged to take care. "The high winds forecast for later in the week may also see some bridge restrictions".

Island Roads' gritters are treating all planned routes from 20:00.

Eden Council says some residents will not have their refuse collected. Watch out on the roads today, plan ahead & drive to the conditions.

"Rain will continue in many places through the first half of the night and then clear to blustery showers later".

"There are strong winds as well throughout that period, so you could see some blizzard conditions if you've got the strong winds and the falling snow, again mainly over higher ground".

There is a more mixed outlook for Tuesday with sunshine, wintry showers, and strong winds.

So far, the City of Discovery has escaped the worst of it, with only a light sprinkling in some northern areas of the city.

"A gradual improvement is likely on Wednesday for most areas".

WINDS of up to 80mph are expected to hit West Berkshire tonight.

The Met Office said it expected a gradual improvement on Wednesday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of potential travel delays, public transport disruption and power cuts, with some mobile phone services also likely to be affected.

"A few rural communities may become cut off".

"Showers will also be accompanied by hail and lightning at times, particularly across northern and western Scotland".

They added: "Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible, along with some damage to buildings".

Travel chaos during rush hour is expected this morning after than a foot of snow fell in Dumfries and Galloway, 9 inches (23cm) in Co Armagh and 8.2 inches (21cm) in Inverness.

Further snow is expected to fall on Thursday, and possibly on Friday too, but only in parts of the region.



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