Met Office issues yellow warning for snow on Thursday
Date published: 06 February 2024
Snow is possible on Thursday
A yellow warning for snow has been issued by the Met Office for Thursday 8 and into Friday 9 February.
A band of rain, sleet, and increasingly snow, will push north on Thursday bringing up to 2cm snow at lower-levels, 2-5cm on ground above 200m, and perhaps as much as 15-25cm above 400m, along with a risk of some icy conditions.
The snow will ease later in the day, and may turn back to rain or drizzle. The Met Office has said that there is some uncertainty with respect to the rain/snow boundary, and the northern limit of the snow, and so details may change in the coming days as confidence increases in these aspects.
A period of snowfall could bring some disruption on Thursday and into Friday morning.
What to expect
- There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected
- There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off
- There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel
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