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Eastern areas will fail to see milder temperatures

Rain will make for a dismal journey to work in southern areas while Scotland sees snow that has instigated a yellow warning from the weather body.

It reads: “A spell of snow is expected from mid-morning until mid-afternoon Wednesday, mainly over the high ground of the Southern Uplands.

“Some longer journey times are likely, with delays to some bus and train journeys possible.

“There is a small chance that power cuts will occur.”

Mr McGivern added: “Rain predominantly across the far south-west as we begin the morning and a strong wind picking up here as well with gusts of 60 miles per hour or so, the cloud will build into Wales and the sunshine will just about cling on into the east of England.

“But really it is across northern England into much of Scotland that we will see rain increasingly falling as snow. It will be mainly over the hills but for a time there will be some snow at lower levels or at least sleet. It doesn’t last long though as we see temperatures rising as outbreaks of rain move in.

“The wind will be a key feature of the weather during Wednesday though, it will be very windy across all parts but in particular northern parts of Scotland and for western coasts, 60 and for some particularly exposed locations 70 miles per hour wind gusts.

“So a blustery day to come, the cloud and rain will not quite reach the far-east until after the afternoon is over.”

Eastern areas will fail to see milder temperatures, meaning it will be even colder than the rest of the country.

Sunshine will arrive in Northern Ireland towards the end of the day but will fail to dramatically alter the freezing climate.

Mr McGivern continued: “Across eastern areas, the mild air doesn’t reach there until later so it will be really quite cold even if we don’t see the sleet and snow we are going to feel the chill with strengthening winds.

“There will be much milder temperatures towards the south-west.

“Sunshine will return to Northern Ireland later in the day and the current weather fronts will clear through Wednesday night, they will disappear to the east but there will still be low pressure in charge.

“A strong, brisk flow of wind will sweep across the country from the north-west and the north-west will once again give us chilly temperatures as we begin Thursday.

“There will be some sunshine for central and eastern parts of Britain but frequent showers and gusty winds in the north and the west.

“These showers will fall as sleet and snow over the hills and feel cold wherever you are.”

UK roads remain relatively clear but travel chaos could ensue in the north as snow begins to fall.

One lane is closed due to a collapsed manhole on the A302 Grosvenor Place northbound at Grosvenor Place – two lanes remain open.

The A112 New Plaistow Road westbound at the A1011 Manor Road is partially blocked due to an accident – the road is not closed.

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Rain will make for a dismal journey to work in southern areas

An entry ramp is closed due to two separate accidents on the M6 northbound at J2 M69.

A road is closed and stationary traffic is present due to two separate accidents on the M6 northbound between J1 A426 and J3 A444 – a detour is currently in operation.

Wistaston Green Road both ways between Field Lane and the A530 Middlewich Road is closed due to an accident.

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Scotland will see snow that has instigated a yellow weather warning

Further north a road is closed due to snow on the B974 Dee Street both ways between the B974 and Bridge Street.

Flooding has blocked the B9126 Letter Road both ways between the A944 and the B977 – a detour is currently in operation.

Travellers are being urged to approach with care due to strong winds on the A87 Kyleakin Roundabout Both ways between Main Street and Old Kyle Farm Road.

2018-02-14 06:06:00

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