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Parts of UK could see more than 40cm of snow by Friday as the Arctic blast intensifies with ‘more wintry hazards are to come’

by LLB Reporter
8th Mar 23 3:36 pm

It will be another cold night across the UK as the Arctic blast intensifies and by Friday parts of Britain could see more than 40cm of snow.

Data shared by UK Weather Updates warns that more snow is forecast for the UK over the next two days.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Matthew Lehnert, said, “The boundary between milder and colder air will slowly move north through Wednesday and overnight, moving the chances of snow further north with it.

“Snow will have settled quite widely in central parts of the UK as we move into Thursday morning leaving tricky conditions for the morning travel period. It will be another very cold night, especially under clear skies in Scotland where temperatures could get down to -15°C again tonight.

“An Amber warning for snow has been issued for the high ground running north in the centre of northern England as snow redevelops through the course of Thursday and persist until early Friday. Here we could see up to 40cm of snow accompanied by strong winds causing blizzard conditions.”

Meteorologist Kirsty McCabe has told Sky News, “We’ve got this Arctic air mass sitting across the UK and it has led to the coldest March night since 2010.”

She added, “it is going to be another cold night tonight as well.

“I think tonight the one thing to bear in mind is the ice.

“As the temperatures drop all this wetness and moisture in the air is going to very quickly freeze so there is a risk of some icy surfaces tonight.”

McCabe said that later in the week there could be “another system” coming in from the Atlantic, adding there are “still more wintery hazards to come.”

In a rural area near to Bridgend South Wales snowfall was seen almost as high as a reporter’s waist as Channel 5 News’s Bradley Harris showed how deep the snow is.

It has been estimated that around 42cm of snow could blanket Bangor, North Wales and the village of Llanferres could be on track to get snowfall in the region of 30-40cm whilst Llangion could have between 20 to 30cm of snowfall.

In the Pennine region the Met Office has issued an amber snow warning and also in central England which will be in effect until 3pm on Thursday until Friday.

The Met Office warned that “significant disruption” is expected over northern England on Thursday morning through to the afternoon and overnight on Friday morning.

The Met Office added, that in the northeast of England and the southeast of Scotland there is a yellow weather warning in place from 5pm today until 7am on Thursday.

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