Four inches of snow set to hit UK as Met Office issue -3C weather warning 6 months ago

Four inches of snow set to hit UK as Met Office issue -3C weather warning

The warnings came into effect on Wednesday afternoon

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for parts of the UK, as four inches of snow is set to fall and temperatures are expected to drop as low as -3C.

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The weather warning covered parts of Scotland for Wednesday and Thursday and warns travellers that they could see their journeys disrupted.

The Met Office said: “Showers will fall as snow to quite low levels on Wednesday evening and night. Accumulations of 2-5 cm are possible above 200 metres elevation, with perhaps around 10 cm on some of the highest routes above 400 metres. At lower levels some slight slushy falls are possible, as well as a risk of icy surfaces, before the snow becomes more confined to high ground during Thursday morning.”

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Yellow weather warnings have also been issued for wind on Thursday over parts of Scotland and for ice across Northern Ireland on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Met Office said: “Wintry showers will continue this evening in many places before becoming more confined to western counties later in the night. This will bring a risk of icy patches, especially on untreated surfaces.”

Some parts of Scotland will also see temperatures drop as low as -3C.

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In terms of the wind warnings for Scotland, the Met Office added: “Whilst such wind speeds are not unusual for the time of year, recently weakened trees and structures may mean a greater likelihood of localised damage or disruption.”

Met Office Meteorologist Clare Nasir said: “The air turns steadily colder over the next few days culminating in a severe frost on Thursday night and into Friday.

“Further north there will severe gales in the north through Thursday and we are likely to see some snow shower accumulation on the high ground particularly of Scotland and the hills of Northern Ireland and Pennine district.”

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