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600 miles of heavy snow to hit UK from today

by LLB Reporter
15th Jan 21 11:00 am

The Met Office have issued two weather warnings on Friday that around 20cm of snow could hit over the weekend.

The heavy snow warning covers most of England and Scotland, which will hit London, Birmingham, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Cambridgeshire, and Sussex.

The Met Office snow and ice warning reads, “An area of rain pushing eastwards is expected to turn to snow in places.

“Snow is likely to fall to low levels over east Scotland and northern England for a time on the leading edge of the rain before the snow level rises to above 300-400 m by mid morning.

“1-3 cm is possible at low levels here but is more likely at higher elevations where 5-10 cm of snow may accumulate above 200 m and possibly 20 cm on highest routes.

“Icy stretches are also likely with rain and wet snow falling onto sub zero surfaces at times.

“Further south the most likely scenario is for rain though there is a small chance of snow falling down to 150 m or so leading to 2-5 cm in places.”

London, the South East and Eastern England have been issued with a yellow snow warning from Saturday.

The Met Office warning reads, “An area of rain will move eastwards through Saturday and is likely to turn to snow as this runs into cold air over east and southeast England.

“Snow is likely to fall to low levels on the leading edge of the rain area before snow levels gradually rise for many from the west.

“East Anglia and parts of Kent and Sussex look most at risk of seeing snow for longest. 1-3 cm of snow may fall fairly widely over these areas with 5-10 cm possible in places, mostly over parts of East Anglia and any higher ground.

“Given recent wet weather and high river levels with rain and snow falling, then melting some flooding impacts are also possible.”

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