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Met Office upgrades weather warning as ‘ice likely to form on untreated surfaces’

by LLB Reporter
5th Jan 21 11:30 am

The Met Office have extended their weather warning into Wednesday as temperatures are plummeting and rain is forecast overnight which is likely to cause ice.

High pressure in the Norther and low pressure in the South will see a cold Easterly wind hit the UK over the next few days.

The Met Office said, “Some wet snow may fall to low levels at times well inland but any settling will mostly be confined to high ground.

“Up to 2 to 5 cm snow is likely above 250 metres, and perhaps up to 10 cm in a few places above 400 metres over the north Pennines.”

Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said the South East may have some snow on Thursday and Friday, but “if it happens, it won’t stay around for long.”

Maxey added, “We may see the odd flurry down to lower levels, particularly in the North East, maybe the North West depending on what day you’re looking at, but certainly any snow to lower levels will be quite transient really and not last very long.

“You’ve got the two events happening at the same time so they vie against each other in a sense.

“They’re sort of fighting for influence over the UK, we’re a very small dot in the middle of the ocean.”

Meteorologist Alex Burkill said: “Obviously it’s very cold and it’s going to stay cold through this week.

“Whilst there will be some wintry hazards around, it’s not really until the end of the week until we see any significant snow.”

RAC Breakdown spokesman Simon Williams said, “The message for those who have to drive is to adjust their speed according to the conditions and leave extra stopping distance so 2021 doesn’t begin with an unwelcome bump and an insurance claim.

“Snow and ice are by far the toughest driving conditions, so if they can be avoided that’s probably the best policy.”

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