Yellow Warning of Snow and Wind

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning of Wind and Snow.

2015-11-21-2

Issued at: 0256 on Sat 21 Nov 2015
Valid from:0300 on Sat 21 Nov 2015
Valid to:1500 on Sat 21 Nov 2015

Warning Text:

A swathe of gale force north to northwesterly winds, accompanied by bands of rain and snow, will move south across much of central and southern Britain today Wind gusts of 50-60 mph are likely in places, especially near coasts, with 60-70 mph gusts possible near eastern coasts. In any one area, the strongest winds will last for only a few hours, clearing last from southeastern areas of England.

Additionally, some of the snow will settle this morning, especially on higher ground, but also temporarily at low levels, with a couple of cm in places. Ice will be an additional hazard.

Please be aware of the likelihood of some difficult driving conditions and possible travel disruption due to any of these factors.

Chief Forecasters Assessment:

A major (but temporary) change of weather type will see the winds swing into a more northerly direction into the weekend, pulling down much colder air across the whole of Britain and western Europe, after what has been an exceptionally mild first half of November. Conditions will improve from the north quite quickly this morning, though strong winds will not clear SE England until mid afternoon.