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04th Dec 2022

Met Office issues snow weather warning for parts of UK as temperatures plunge

Charlie Herbert

Snow weather warning

A Norwegian weather system is set to work its way down to the UK

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow in northern Scotland, as the UK braces for colder temperatures this week.

The weather warning for snow is in place for Aberdeenshire, Perth and Kinross, Angus, Moray, the Highlands, the Orkney Islands and the Shetland Islands.

Up to 5cm of the white stuff could fall in lower areas, with up to with up to 10cm expected at levels above 200m, the weather service said.

Predicted strong northerly winds could spark blizzard conditions in some parts, creating travel risks for motorists.

Addressing the first winter snowfall, the Met Office said: “Showers will fall as snow to low levels on Wednesday.

“Accumulations of 2-5 cm are possible at lower levels, with 5-10 cm above 200 metres, with some drifting and blizzard conditions in the strong northerly winds.”

The forecaster added that snow showers could be seen across parts of Northern Ireland and northeast England.

An area of low pressure originating from Norway is set to make its way down to the UK in the coming days, causing temperatures to fall.

The weather system could bring with it snowstorms and blizzards for some parts of the country.

The Met Office said the worst of the snow could fall between December 10-15, while flurries could fall elsewhere across the UK as early as Sunday.

Looking at the week ahead the Met Office said it would be: “Turning colder Wednesday and Thursday with snow showers across northern Scotland and perhaps parts of Northern Ireland and north east England.”

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