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04th Apr 2024

Met Office issues snow warning as Storm Kathleen arrives this weekend

Charlie Herbert

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Warnings are in place for large parts of the UK

Weather warnings for snow, rain and wind have been issued for parts of the UK ahead of a new storm this weekend.

Storm Kathleen is due to hit parts of the country on Friday and Saturday. Ahead of this, yellow warnings for snow and rain have been put in place for Scotland on Friday.

The snow warning is in place from 3am until 9am on Friday for a large part of Scotland, potentially disrupting a lot of people’s morning commutes.

The warning stretches from near Stirling to just south of Inverness. In areas above 250m, between 2cm and 5cm of snow could fall, with 10cm or more expected above 300m.

At the same time, a warning for heavy rain is in place from 2am to 9am for Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Snow and rain warnings are in place for Scotland on Friday (Met Office)

Meanwhile, yellow wind warnings have been issued for the west coast of Wales, England and Scotland and all of Northern Ireland for Saturday.

Gusts of 50mph are widely expected and exposed places could see 60-70mph.

The warning covers Cornwall, much of Wales, parts of Lancashire and Cumbria, and up into central Scotland and Northern Ireland.

You can find all the latest information about weather warnings and Storm Kathleen by visiting the Met Office website here.

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