UK weather: Britons set for ‘weekend washout’ as snow warning issued in the North | Weather | News


Snow and ice are set to plague parts of Scotland until 10am today that could cause travel chaos to break out during the morning commute.

The Met Office’s yellow warning reads: “Snow showers and icy stretches are likely to affect some roads and pavements.

“Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.

“In addition some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces are possible.”

Meteorologist Alex Deakin added: “The morning will be frost free in the south because the cloud and the breeze will be increasing and that means for the morning rush hour in parts of Devon and much of Cornwall it could be a bit soggy.

“There is still the potential for snow and ice across parts of northern Scotland, in the central zone of the country, there is the risk of some fog patches.

“But for many, it will be a dry and bright Friday morning with some sunshine around.

“Much of northern Britain will hang on to sunny spells, the showers will tend to fade in the far north, the fog should clear but the rain should spread in across the Midlands, much of South Wales and most of southern England by the end of the day.

“The rain will bring milder air with it but it could reach double digits, for most though single figures.”

Mr Deakin added that the band of rain will continue to push its way northwards that will continue into the weekend.

He went on: “The wet weather will continue to push its way northwards so Friday evening if you are heading out on the roads, certainly across southern portions of the UK, it looks rather soggy.

“The rain will continue to track northwards and as it hits colder air, certainly over the hills of northern England, southern and central Scotland there could be a bit of snow for a time.

“It will be a milder night because the wet weather is bringing milder air, so a very different night temperature wise, some places in the south may stay in double digits.”

Over the course of Saturday, wet conditions will persist thanks to another horrifying band of rain.

Mr Deakin continued: “It’s a grey soggy start for Northern Ireland on Saturday with wet weather pushing north towards Scotland, there will be more snow over the highlands here, another band of showery rain will swing across England and Wales too.

“But either side of the band of rain there will be some drier and brighter weather, if we see a bit of sunshine on Saturday temperatures could climb into the teens but only temporarily.

“Scotland will see hill snow and temperates of only four or five Celsius with a brisk wind.

“For many Sunday does look to be a drier and a brighter overall but there will still be some showers, especially in the south, so the weekend is a bit of a mess.”

2018-03-09 05:22:26

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