Yellow warning of snow and ice

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of snow.


Issued at: 1315 on Sat 31 Jan 2015
Valid from: 1400 on Sat 31 Jan 2015
Valid to: 1200 on Sun 1 Feb 2015

Warning text:
Sleet and snow showers will continue to affect many area during Saturday and into Sunday. These will be most frequent across northern and Western Scotland, Northern Ireland, West Wales and Devon and Cornwall. Other areas will be largely dry until a more organised area of light snow moves southwards during the early hours of Sunday morning. Accumulations of 1-2 cm are possible, with perhaps 5 cm on some high ground, mainly in the north and west. Icy patches are likely. Strong winds will also gust to around 60 mph along exposed northern and western coasts.

The public should be aware of the risk of disruption due to snow and icy roads.

Chief Forecasters assessments:
The cold, northerly airflow continues to affect the UK. A low pressure system brings organised areas of sleet and snow to northern and some eastern areas later on Saturday and into Sunday. These areas are covered by a separate yellow warning. In other areas, snow showers will be less frequent, but there remains a risk of some slight accumulations, and icy patches will form on untreated roads. Showers will become gradually less frequent on Sunday morning.