United Kingdom climate: Half time period washout with rain, sleet and snow

Feb 11, 2018, 05:09
United Kingdom climate: Half time period washout with rain, sleet and snow

Rain and hill snow is expected to arrive tonight, turning increasingly to snow at lower levels.

Rain will spread from the west to the east. Snow and sleet will fall in many areas as temperatures will drop to -3 degrees again.

Rain, sleet and snow is to move eastwards across the country during Saturday night and into Sunday, with the Met Office's warnings in place from 8pm on Saturday until 11am the next day.

'Most of us will see snow and rain, and there's going to be a lot of wind.

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Accumulations of rain of up to 35mm, thunder and flooding are expected over the 24hours.

Daytime temperatures only 1 to 4 degrees with a wind chill effect from a gusty west to northwest wind.

"A covering of snow as we begin Sunday across the higher grounds of the north of England and central and southern Scotland".

Snow is expected to begin falling in the region at around 7am tomorrow, until around 3pm.

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"So once we clear this weather front into the north sea, Sunday sees a brisk northwesterly breeze, follow these isobars back and you get to Arctic Canada and the air will be particularly cold during Sunday". Wind will be a feature later in the day.

It will continue to get warmer heading today, which will see gales of up to 40 miles per hour across northern regions.

South Wales and the south-west of England are forecast for the worst of the wind and rain tomorrow.

The status yellow alert which warns of wintry showers and accumulations (of snow) of up to 3cm in some places is due to remain in place throughout Sunday. Highest temperatures will range from 4°C to 6°C.

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