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Snow warnings extended with people warned not to travel

by LLB Reporter
9th Feb 21 11:38 am

Storm Darcy continues to batter the UK and the Met Office has issued more snow warnings which will continue to hit until Friday.

The entire eastern length of the UK has been issued with a yellow alert, which warns of up to six inches of snow with travel disruption.

The Met Office has issued a more severe and rare “danger to life” amber alert for snow until 9 pm in Scotland, with the worst affected areas to be hit with up to 10 inches of snow.

People are being told not to travel as heavy snow in the region will likely lead to stranded vehicles, with delays and cancellations predicted for air and rail travel.

The Met Office amber warning reads, “Snow showers are expected to continue today with some large accumulations building up in parts of central Scotland.

“Across the area 5-10cm of snow is expected to lie fairly widely with areas of 10-20 cm, perhaps particularly over higher parts of the Central Belt and the chance of 25 cm of snow in one or two spots.

“Snow showers will then start to slowly ease later this evening.”

Adding, “Further snow showers are expected to continue to affect parts of northeast England and northern and eastern Scotland.

“Whilst these are not expected to be as heavy or widespread as earlier in the week, some persistent bands of snow showers may develop in places.

“Accumulations of 1-3cm are likely with 5-8cm possible where more persistent bands of snow develop.

“Icy stretches are possible overnight where surfaces are left wet from the partial melt of lying snow during the daytime.”

Central and northern parts of the UK will also have a “continued risk of snow showers,” the Met Office said.

The long-range Met Office forecast says, “Further into this period, snow and attendant wintry hazards are likely to continue which could affect mainly northern areas and eastern areas but not confined to.

“Overall, conditions look to remain cold but some milder interludes are possible with accompanied unsettled conditions moving in from the west or the southwest.”

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