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Weather Warnings Archive: Friday 02 Mar 2018 01:05 CET - UK

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Weather Warnings, 02.03.2018, UK

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   23:55, 03.03.2018


Region: Orkney & Shetland

Warning

Snow showers are expected to continue over parts of northern Britain, bringing further accumulations of snow and a risk of icy stretches.Further delays to travel and public transport could occur, whilst some rural communities could become or remain cut off. Further impacts to power supplies/mobile phone coverage are also possible.

Chief Forecaster

Frequent snow showers are likely to continue feeding in from the North Sea on a very cold easterly wind. Due to the nature of showers, some places are expected to receive an additional 5-10 cm of snow per day, whereas other places nearby may only receive small amounts. Brisk winds will lead to some drifting of snow, as well as a severe wind chill, although these are expected to begin to ease through Friday.This is an update to expand the yellow warning area.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Orkney Islands

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   23:55, 03.03.2018


Region: Highland & Eilean Siar

Warning

Snow showers are expected to continue over parts of northern Britain, bringing further accumulations of snow and a risk of icy stretches.Further delays to travel and public transport could occur, whilst some rural communities could become or remain cut off. Further impacts to power supplies/mobile phone coverage are also possible.

Chief Forecaster

Frequent snow showers are likely to continue feeding in from the North Sea on a very cold easterly wind. Due to the nature of showers, some places are expected to receive an additional 5-10 cm of snow per day, whereas other places nearby may only receive small amounts. Brisk winds will lead to some drifting of snow, as well as a severe wind chill, although these are expected to begin to ease through Friday.This is an update to expand the yellow warning area.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Highland

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   10:30, 01.03.2018
until
   10:00, 02.03.2018


Region: Highland & Eilean Siar

Warning

Frequent and often heavy snow showers are expected to continue through Thursday and overnight into Friday morning with further significant accumulations likely.Long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel could occur. Roads may become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers. Some rural communities might be cut off for several days. Long interruptions to power supplies and other services such as telephone and mobile phone networks, could occur.

Chief Forecaster

Snow showers will bring variable snow cover, but parts of northern England and Scotland are expected to see the most frequent snow showers.During this time, a further 5-10 cm of snow is expected quite widely. Where showers become organised though, most likely across Scotland and over the hills of northern England, some places are likely to have an additional 15-25 cm of snow. Strong winds will continue to lead to drifting of snow, and severe wind chill, while lightning could be an additional hazard, particularly near coasts. Although snow showers across northern England will ease somewhat with time, continued blowing and drifting of lying snow is likely.This warning has been updated to extend the validity period into Friday morning as well as to extend the area further south across more of northern England.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Highland

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   23:55, 03.03.2018


Region: Grampian

Warning

Snow showers are expected to continue over parts of northern Britain, bringing further accumulations of snow and a risk of icy stretches.Further delays to travel and public transport could occur, whilst some rural communities could become or remain cut off. Further impacts to power supplies/mobile phone coverage are also possible.

Chief Forecaster

Frequent snow showers are likely to continue feeding in from the North Sea on a very cold easterly wind. Due to the nature of showers, some places are expected to receive an additional 5-10 cm of snow per day, whereas other places nearby may only receive small amounts. Brisk winds will lead to some drifting of snow, as well as a severe wind chill, although these are expected to begin to ease through Friday.This is an update to expand the yellow warning area.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   10:30, 01.03.2018
until
   10:00, 02.03.2018


Region: Grampian

Warning

Frequent and often heavy snow showers are expected to continue through Thursday and overnight into Friday morning with further significant accumulations likely.Long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel could occur. Roads may become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers. Some rural communities might be cut off for several days. Long interruptions to power supplies and other services such as telephone and mobile phone networks, could occur.

Chief Forecaster

Snow showers will bring variable snow cover, but parts of northern England and Scotland are expected to see the most frequent snow showers.During this time, a further 5-10 cm of snow is expected quite widely. Where showers become organised though, most likely across Scotland and over the hills of northern England, some places are likely to have an additional 15-25 cm of snow. Strong winds will continue to lead to drifting of snow, and severe wind chill, while lightning could be an additional hazard, particularly near coasts. Although snow showers across northern England will ease somewhat with time, continued blowing and drifting of lying snow is likely.This warning has been updated to extend the validity period into Friday morning as well as to extend the area further south across more of northern England.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   23:55, 03.03.2018


Region: Strathclyde

Warning

Snow showers are expected to continue over parts of northern Britain, bringing further accumulations of snow and a risk of icy stretches.Further delays to travel and public transport could occur, whilst some rural communities could become or remain cut off. Further impacts to power supplies/mobile phone coverage are also possible.

Chief Forecaster

Frequent snow showers are likely to continue feeding in from the North Sea on a very cold easterly wind. Due to the nature of showers, some places are expected to receive an additional 5-10 cm of snow per day, whereas other places nearby may only receive small amounts. Brisk winds will lead to some drifting of snow, as well as a severe wind chill, although these are expected to begin to ease through Friday.This is an update to expand the yellow warning area.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   10:30, 01.03.2018
until
   10:00, 02.03.2018


Region: Strathclyde

Warning

Frequent and often heavy snow showers are expected to continue through Thursday and overnight into Friday morning with further significant accumulations likely.Long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel could occur. Roads may become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers. Some rural communities might be cut off for several days. Long interruptions to power supplies and other services such as telephone and mobile phone networks, could occur.

Chief Forecaster

Snow showers will bring variable snow cover, but parts of northern England and Scotland are expected to see the most frequent snow showers.During this time, a further 5-10 cm of snow is expected quite widely. Where showers become organised though, most likely across Scotland and over the hills of northern England, some places are likely to have an additional 15-25 cm of snow. Strong winds will continue to lead to drifting of snow, and severe wind chill, while lightning could be an additional hazard, particularly near coasts. Although snow showers across northern England will ease somewhat with time, continued blowing and drifting of lying snow is likely.This warning has been updated to extend the validity period into Friday morning as well as to extend the area further south across more of northern England.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   23:55, 03.03.2018


Region: Central, Tayside & Fife

Warning

Snow showers are expected to continue over parts of northern Britain, bringing further accumulations of snow and a risk of icy stretches.Further delays to travel and public transport could occur, whilst some rural communities could become or remain cut off. Further impacts to power supplies/mobile phone coverage are also possible.

Chief Forecaster

Frequent snow showers are likely to continue feeding in from the North Sea on a very cold easterly wind. Due to the nature of showers, some places are expected to receive an additional 5-10 cm of snow per day, whereas other places nearby may only receive small amounts. Brisk winds will lead to some drifting of snow, as well as a severe wind chill, although these are expected to begin to ease through Friday.This is an update to expand the yellow warning area.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   10:30, 01.03.2018
until
   10:00, 02.03.2018


Region: Central, Tayside & Fife

Warning

Frequent and often heavy snow showers are expected to continue through Thursday and overnight into Friday morning with further significant accumulations likely.Long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel could occur. Roads may become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers. Some rural communities might be cut off for several days. Long interruptions to power supplies and other services such as telephone and mobile phone networks, could occur.

Chief Forecaster

Snow showers will bring variable snow cover, but parts of northern England and Scotland are expected to see the most frequent snow showers.During this time, a further 5-10 cm of snow is expected quite widely. Where showers become organised though, most likely across Scotland and over the hills of northern England, some places are likely to have an additional 15-25 cm of snow. Strong winds will continue to lead to drifting of snow, and severe wind chill, while lightning could be an additional hazard, particularly near coasts. Although snow showers across northern England will ease somewhat with time, continued blowing and drifting of lying snow is likely.This warning has been updated to extend the validity period into Friday morning as well as to extend the area further south across more of northern England.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   23:55, 03.03.2018


Region: SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

Warning

Snow showers are expected to continue over parts of northern Britain, bringing further accumulations of snow and a risk of icy stretches.Further delays to travel and public transport could occur, whilst some rural communities could become or remain cut off. Further impacts to power supplies/mobile phone coverage are also possible.

Chief Forecaster

Frequent snow showers are likely to continue feeding in from the North Sea on a very cold easterly wind. Due to the nature of showers, some places are expected to receive an additional 5-10 cm of snow per day, whereas other places nearby may only receive small amounts. Brisk winds will lead to some drifting of snow, as well as a severe wind chill, although these are expected to begin to ease through Friday.This is an update to expand the yellow warning area.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders, West Lothian

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   10:30, 01.03.2018
until
   10:00, 02.03.2018


Region: SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

Warning

Frequent and often heavy snow showers are expected to continue through Thursday and overnight into Friday morning with further significant accumulations likely.Long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel could occur. Roads may become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers. Some rural communities might be cut off for several days. Long interruptions to power supplies and other services such as telephone and mobile phone networks, could occur.

Chief Forecaster

Snow showers will bring variable snow cover, but parts of northern England and Scotland are expected to see the most frequent snow showers.During this time, a further 5-10 cm of snow is expected quite widely. Where showers become organised though, most likely across Scotland and over the hills of northern England, some places are likely to have an additional 15-25 cm of snow. Strong winds will continue to lead to drifting of snow, and severe wind chill, while lightning could be an additional hazard, particularly near coasts. Although snow showers across northern England will ease somewhat with time, continued blowing and drifting of lying snow is likely.This warning has been updated to extend the validity period into Friday morning as well as to extend the area further south across more of northern England.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders, West Lothian

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   16:40, 01.03.2018
until
   10:00, 02.03.2018


Region: Northern Ireland

Warning

Snow showers are likely to be replaced by a more persistent spell of snow overnight, primarily across the south of Northern Ireland, leading to further significant accumulations with drifting. Delays and cancellations to all forms of transport are likely. Roads may become blocked by deep snow and some rural communities might become cut off. Interruptions to power supplies and other services such as telephone and mobile phone networks, could also occur.

Chief Forecaster

This is an update to extend the warning through until Friday morning. A further 3-6 cm of fresh snow is expected quite widely, with perhaps locally 10 cm. Strong winds will lead to drifting and blowing of lying snow and severe wind chill.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow/Ice

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   23:55, 02.03.2018


Region: Northern Ireland

Warning

Further snow showers or perhaps longer spells of snow are likely at times through Friday. There is an increasing chance that a further spell of more persistent snow may move north into parts of southern England, Wales and central England during the day. Icy stretches are likely on untreated surfaces. In addition, strong winds will lead to further drifting or blowing around of existing snow cover.Delays and cancellations to public transport are possible, as are delays to travel on roads; some stranding of vehicles and passengers could also occur. Some rural communities could become, or remain cut off. Interruptions to power supplies and mobile phone coverage are also possible.

Chief Forecaster

Whilst snow showers over Northern Ireland are likely to ease, further more persistent snow could move north into southern Britain later, giving a few cm in places. However, there remains significant uncertainty regarding this aspect.This warning has been updated to remove the west of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. A reference to blowing around of existing snow cover has been added.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry, County Tyrone

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow/Ice

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   23:55, 02.03.2018


Region: Wales

Warning

Further snow showers or perhaps longer spells of snow are likely at times through Friday. There is an increasing chance that a further spell of more persistent snow may move north into parts of southern England, Wales and central England during the day. Icy stretches are likely on untreated surfaces. In addition, strong winds will lead to further drifting or blowing around of existing snow cover.Delays and cancellations to public transport are possible, as are delays to travel on roads; some stranding of vehicles and passengers could also occur. Some rural communities could become, or remain cut off. Interruptions to power supplies and mobile phone coverage are also possible.

Chief Forecaster

Whilst snow showers over Northern Ireland are likely to ease, further more persistent snow could move north into southern Britain later, giving a few cm in places. However, there remains significant uncertainty regarding this aspect.This warning has been updated to remove the west of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. A reference to blowing around of existing snow cover has been added.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhonnda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham

Severe Weather Warnings: Wind

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   12:00, 02.03.2018


Region: Wales

Warning

Very strong easterly winds are likely overnight and during Friday morning.Road, rail and air services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible. Some roads and bridges may close. Power cuts may occur. Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs could happen.

Chief Forecaster

Very strong easterly winds will affect high ground in Northern England and Wales, with some powerful gusts also at lower levels to the west of the hills. Gusts of 60-70 mph are possible and locally 80 mph over high ground, which will affect cross Pennine roads and some coastal routes in west and northwest Wales.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Conwy, Gwynedd, Powys, Ceredigion, Isle of Anglesey

Severe Weather Warnings: Wind/Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   18:05, 01.03.2018
until
   08:00, 02.03.2018


Region: Wales

Warning

Heavy snow affecting southwest England and parts of Wales is extending further east across parts of southern and central England. The snow will be accompanied by very strong easterly winds leading to blizzards and considerable drifting. From Thursday evening some places could also see ice build up due to freezing rain, mainly across southwest England.Long delays and cancellations of public transport seem very likely. Some roads may become blocked by deep snow, stranding vehicles and passengers. Long interruptions to power supplies and other utilities are likely to occur, along with possible damage to trees and other structures due to heavy snow or ice.This is an update to extend the amber area northeastwards.

Chief Forecaster

Widespread snow will continue this evening, extending further northeast. Across the east of the warning area a further 5-10 cm is likely in places. Elsewhere, around 10-20 cm is likely to fall quite widely, with 30-50 cm possible across parts of Dartmoor, Exmoor and upland parts of southeast Wales. Snowfall will be accompanied by strong to gale easterly winds, perhaps severe gales in exposed areas, leading to drifting of lying snow especially in upland areas. Severe cold and wind chill will compound the dangerous conditions.Towards midnight, there is a chance of snow turning to freezing rain in places, more likely over southwest England, with widespread icy stretches making driving conditions particularly dangerous.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhonnda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan

Severe Weather Warnings: Wind/Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   15:00, 01.03.2018
until
   02:00, 02.03.2018


Region: Wales

Warning

A spell of heavy snow and blizzard conditions is expected. The snow will be accompanied by very strong easterly winds leading to severe drifting. Some places could also see significant ice build up due to freezing rain from later on Thursday evening, most likely in the south of the area.Long delays and cancellations of public transport seem highly likely. Some roads are likely to become blocked by deep snow, stranding vehicles and passengers. Long interruptions to power supplies and other utilities are very likely to occur, along with damage to trees and other structures due to heavy snow or ice.

Chief Forecaster

Widespread snow is expected to develop through Thursday afternoon and evening. Around 10-20 cm is likely to fall widely, with the potential for up to 30 to 50 cm over parts of Dartmoor, Exmoor and parts of southeast Wales. Snowfall will be accompanied by strong to gale easterly winds, leading to severe drifting of lying snow especially in upland areas. Severe cold and wind chill will compound the dangerous conditions, with very poor visibility.Towards midnight, there is a chance of snow turning to freezing rain in places, mainly across the south of the area, with widespread icy stretches making driving conditions particularly dangerous.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Newport, Rhonnda Cynon Taff, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   23:55, 03.03.2018


Region: North West England

Warning

Snow showers are expected to continue over parts of northern Britain, bringing further accumulations of snow and a risk of icy stretches.Further delays to travel and public transport could occur, whilst some rural communities could become or remain cut off. Further impacts to power supplies/mobile phone coverage are also possible.

Chief Forecaster

Frequent snow showers are likely to continue feeding in from the North Sea on a very cold easterly wind. Due to the nature of showers, some places are expected to receive an additional 5-10 cm of snow per day, whereas other places nearby may only receive small amounts. Brisk winds will lead to some drifting of snow, as well as a severe wind chill, although these are expected to begin to ease through Friday.This is an update to expand the yellow warning area.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Cumbria, Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen, Greater Manchester

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   10:30, 01.03.2018
until
   10:00, 02.03.2018


Region: North West England

Warning

Frequent and often heavy snow showers are expected to continue through Thursday and overnight into Friday morning with further significant accumulations likely.Long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel could occur. Roads may become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers. Some rural communities might be cut off for several days. Long interruptions to power supplies and other services such as telephone and mobile phone networks, could occur.

Chief Forecaster

Snow showers will bring variable snow cover, but parts of northern England and Scotland are expected to see the most frequent snow showers.During this time, a further 5-10 cm of snow is expected quite widely. Where showers become organised though, most likely across Scotland and over the hills of northern England, some places are likely to have an additional 15-25 cm of snow. Strong winds will continue to lead to drifting of snow, and severe wind chill, while lightning could be an additional hazard, particularly near coasts. Although snow showers across northern England will ease somewhat with time, continued blowing and drifting of lying snow is likely.This warning has been updated to extend the validity period into Friday morning as well as to extend the area further south across more of northern England.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow/Ice

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   23:55, 02.03.2018


Region: North West England

Warning

Further snow showers or perhaps longer spells of snow are likely at times through Friday. There is an increasing chance that a further spell of more persistent snow may move north into parts of southern England, Wales and central England during the day. Icy stretches are likely on untreated surfaces. In addition, strong winds will lead to further drifting or blowing around of existing snow cover.Delays and cancellations to public transport are possible, as are delays to travel on roads; some stranding of vehicles and passengers could also occur. Some rural communities could become, or remain cut off. Interruptions to power supplies and mobile phone coverage are also possible.

Chief Forecaster

Whilst snow showers over Northern Ireland are likely to ease, further more persistent snow could move north into southern Britain later, giving a few cm in places. However, there remains significant uncertainty regarding this aspect.This warning has been updated to remove the west of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. A reference to blowing around of existing snow cover has been added.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Greater Manchester, Halton, Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington

Severe Weather Warnings: Wind

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   12:00, 02.03.2018


Region: North West England

Warning

Very strong easterly winds are likely overnight and during Friday morning.Road, rail and air services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible. Some roads and bridges may close. Power cuts may occur. Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs could happen.

Chief Forecaster

Very strong easterly winds will affect high ground in Northern England and Wales, with some powerful gusts also at lower levels to the west of the hills. Gusts of 60-70 mph are possible and locally 80 mph over high ground, which will affect cross Pennine roads and some coastal routes in west and northwest Wales.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire East, Blackburn with Darwen, Warrington, Merseyside, Blackpool, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   23:55, 03.03.2018


Region: North East England

Warning

Snow showers are expected to continue over parts of northern Britain, bringing further accumulations of snow and a risk of icy stretches.Further delays to travel and public transport could occur, whilst some rural communities could become or remain cut off. Further impacts to power supplies/mobile phone coverage are also possible.

Chief Forecaster

Frequent snow showers are likely to continue feeding in from the North Sea on a very cold easterly wind. Due to the nature of showers, some places are expected to receive an additional 5-10 cm of snow per day, whereas other places nearby may only receive small amounts. Brisk winds will lead to some drifting of snow, as well as a severe wind chill, although these are expected to begin to ease through Friday.This is an update to expand the yellow warning area.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   10:30, 01.03.2018
until
   10:00, 02.03.2018


Region: North East England

Warning

Frequent and often heavy snow showers are expected to continue through Thursday and overnight into Friday morning with further significant accumulations likely.Long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel could occur. Roads may become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers. Some rural communities might be cut off for several days. Long interruptions to power supplies and other services such as telephone and mobile phone networks, could occur.

Chief Forecaster

Snow showers will bring variable snow cover, but parts of northern England and Scotland are expected to see the most frequent snow showers.During this time, a further 5-10 cm of snow is expected quite widely. Where showers become organised though, most likely across Scotland and over the hills of northern England, some places are likely to have an additional 15-25 cm of snow. Strong winds will continue to lead to drifting of snow, and severe wind chill, while lightning could be an additional hazard, particularly near coasts. Although snow showers across northern England will ease somewhat with time, continued blowing and drifting of lying snow is likely.This warning has been updated to extend the validity period into Friday morning as well as to extend the area further south across more of northern England.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   23:55, 03.03.2018


Region: Yorkshire & Humber

Warning

Snow showers are expected to continue over parts of northern Britain, bringing further accumulations of snow and a risk of icy stretches.Further delays to travel and public transport could occur, whilst some rural communities could become or remain cut off. Further impacts to power supplies/mobile phone coverage are also possible.

Chief Forecaster

Frequent snow showers are likely to continue feeding in from the North Sea on a very cold easterly wind. Due to the nature of showers, some places are expected to receive an additional 5-10 cm of snow per day, whereas other places nearby may only receive small amounts. Brisk winds will lead to some drifting of snow, as well as a severe wind chill, although these are expected to begin to ease through Friday.This is an update to expand the yellow warning area.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, York, North Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   10:30, 01.03.2018
until
   10:00, 02.03.2018


Region: Yorkshire & Humber

Warning

Frequent and often heavy snow showers are expected to continue through Thursday and overnight into Friday morning with further significant accumulations likely.Long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel could occur. Roads may become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers. Some rural communities might be cut off for several days. Long interruptions to power supplies and other services such as telephone and mobile phone networks, could occur.

Chief Forecaster

Snow showers will bring variable snow cover, but parts of northern England and Scotland are expected to see the most frequent snow showers.During this time, a further 5-10 cm of snow is expected quite widely. Where showers become organised though, most likely across Scotland and over the hills of northern England, some places are likely to have an additional 15-25 cm of snow. Strong winds will continue to lead to drifting of snow, and severe wind chill, while lightning could be an additional hazard, particularly near coasts. Although snow showers across northern England will ease somewhat with time, continued blowing and drifting of lying snow is likely.This warning has been updated to extend the validity period into Friday morning as well as to extend the area further south across more of northern England.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow/Ice

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   23:55, 02.03.2018


Region: Yorkshire & Humber

Warning

Further snow showers or perhaps longer spells of snow are likely at times through Friday. There is an increasing chance that a further spell of more persistent snow may move north into parts of southern England, Wales and central England during the day. Icy stretches are likely on untreated surfaces. In addition, strong winds will lead to further drifting or blowing around of existing snow cover.Delays and cancellations to public transport are possible, as are delays to travel on roads; some stranding of vehicles and passengers could also occur. Some rural communities could become, or remain cut off. Interruptions to power supplies and mobile phone coverage are also possible.

Chief Forecaster

Whilst snow showers over Northern Ireland are likely to ease, further more persistent snow could move north into southern Britain later, giving a few cm in places. However, there remains significant uncertainty regarding this aspect.This warning has been updated to remove the west of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. A reference to blowing around of existing snow cover has been added.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: East Riding of Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire

Severe Weather Warnings: Wind

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   12:00, 02.03.2018


Region: Yorkshire & Humber

Warning

Very strong easterly winds are likely overnight and during Friday morning.Road, rail and air services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible. Some roads and bridges may close. Power cuts may occur. Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs could happen.

Chief Forecaster

Very strong easterly winds will affect high ground in Northern England and Wales, with some powerful gusts also at lower levels to the west of the hills. Gusts of 60-70 mph are possible and locally 80 mph over high ground, which will affect cross Pennine roads and some coastal routes in west and northwest Wales.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow/Ice

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   23:55, 02.03.2018


Region: West Midlands

Warning

Further snow showers or perhaps longer spells of snow are likely at times through Friday. There is an increasing chance that a further spell of more persistent snow may move north into parts of southern England, Wales and central England during the day. Icy stretches are likely on untreated surfaces. In addition, strong winds will lead to further drifting or blowing around of existing snow cover.Delays and cancellations to public transport are possible, as are delays to travel on roads; some stranding of vehicles and passengers could also occur. Some rural communities could become, or remain cut off. Interruptions to power supplies and mobile phone coverage are also possible.

Chief Forecaster

Whilst snow showers over Northern Ireland are likely to ease, further more persistent snow could move north into southern Britain later, giving a few cm in places. However, there remains significant uncertainty regarding this aspect.This warning has been updated to remove the west of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. A reference to blowing around of existing snow cover has been added.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford and Wrekin, Warwickshire, West Midlands Conurbation, Worcestershire

Severe Weather Warnings: Wind

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   12:00, 02.03.2018


Region: West Midlands

Warning

Very strong easterly winds are likely overnight and during Friday morning.Road, rail and air services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible. Some roads and bridges may close. Power cuts may occur. Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs could happen.

Chief Forecaster

Very strong easterly winds will affect high ground in Northern England and Wales, with some powerful gusts also at lower levels to the west of the hills. Gusts of 60-70 mph are possible and locally 80 mph over high ground, which will affect cross Pennine roads and some coastal routes in west and northwest Wales.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Staffordshire

Severe Weather Warnings: Wind/Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   18:05, 01.03.2018
until
   08:00, 02.03.2018


Region: West Midlands

Warning

Heavy snow affecting southwest England and parts of Wales is extending further east across parts of southern and central England. The snow will be accompanied by very strong easterly winds leading to blizzards and considerable drifting. From Thursday evening some places could also see ice build up due to freezing rain, mainly across southwest England.Long delays and cancellations of public transport seem very likely. Some roads may become blocked by deep snow, stranding vehicles and passengers. Long interruptions to power supplies and other utilities are likely to occur, along with possible damage to trees and other structures due to heavy snow or ice.This is an update to extend the amber area northeastwards.

Chief Forecaster

Widespread snow will continue this evening, extending further northeast. Across the east of the warning area a further 5-10 cm is likely in places. Elsewhere, around 10-20 cm is likely to fall quite widely, with 30-50 cm possible across parts of Dartmoor, Exmoor and upland parts of southeast Wales. Snowfall will be accompanied by strong to gale easterly winds, perhaps severe gales in exposed areas, leading to drifting of lying snow especially in upland areas. Severe cold and wind chill will compound the dangerous conditions.Towards midnight, there is a chance of snow turning to freezing rain in places, more likely over southwest England, with widespread icy stretches making driving conditions particularly dangerous.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands Conurbation

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow/Ice

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   23:55, 02.03.2018


Region: East Midlands

Warning

Further snow showers or perhaps longer spells of snow are likely at times through Friday. There is an increasing chance that a further spell of more persistent snow may move north into parts of southern England, Wales and central England during the day. Icy stretches are likely on untreated surfaces. In addition, strong winds will lead to further drifting or blowing around of existing snow cover.Delays and cancellations to public transport are possible, as are delays to travel on roads; some stranding of vehicles and passengers could also occur. Some rural communities could become, or remain cut off. Interruptions to power supplies and mobile phone coverage are also possible.

Chief Forecaster

Whilst snow showers over Northern Ireland are likely to ease, further more persistent snow could move north into southern Britain later, giving a few cm in places. However, there remains significant uncertainty regarding this aspect.This warning has been updated to remove the west of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. A reference to blowing around of existing snow cover has been added.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Rutland

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   23:55, 03.03.2018


Region: East Midlands

Warning

Snow showers are expected to continue over parts of northern Britain, bringing further accumulations of snow and a risk of icy stretches.Further delays to travel and public transport could occur, whilst some rural communities could become or remain cut off. Further impacts to power supplies/mobile phone coverage are also possible.

Chief Forecaster

Frequent snow showers are likely to continue feeding in from the North Sea on a very cold easterly wind. Due to the nature of showers, some places are expected to receive an additional 5-10 cm of snow per day, whereas other places nearby may only receive small amounts. Brisk winds will lead to some drifting of snow, as well as a severe wind chill, although these are expected to begin to ease through Friday.This is an update to expand the yellow warning area.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Derbyshire

Severe Weather Warnings: Wind/Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   18:05, 01.03.2018
until
   08:00, 02.03.2018


Region: East Midlands

Warning

Heavy snow affecting southwest England and parts of Wales is extending further east across parts of southern and central England. The snow will be accompanied by very strong easterly winds leading to blizzards and considerable drifting. From Thursday evening some places could also see ice build up due to freezing rain, mainly across southwest England.Long delays and cancellations of public transport seem very likely. Some roads may become blocked by deep snow, stranding vehicles and passengers. Long interruptions to power supplies and other utilities are likely to occur, along with possible damage to trees and other structures due to heavy snow or ice.This is an update to extend the amber area northeastwards.

Chief Forecaster

Widespread snow will continue this evening, extending further northeast. Across the east of the warning area a further 5-10 cm is likely in places. Elsewhere, around 10-20 cm is likely to fall quite widely, with 30-50 cm possible across parts of Dartmoor, Exmoor and upland parts of southeast Wales. Snowfall will be accompanied by strong to gale easterly winds, perhaps severe gales in exposed areas, leading to drifting of lying snow especially in upland areas. Severe cold and wind chill will compound the dangerous conditions.Towards midnight, there is a chance of snow turning to freezing rain in places, more likely over southwest England, with widespread icy stretches making driving conditions particularly dangerous.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Northamptonshire

Severe Weather Warnings: Wind

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   12:00, 02.03.2018


Region: East Midlands

Warning

Very strong easterly winds are likely overnight and during Friday morning.Road, rail and air services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible. Some roads and bridges may close. Power cuts may occur. Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs could happen.

Chief Forecaster

Very strong easterly winds will affect high ground in Northern England and Wales, with some powerful gusts also at lower levels to the west of the hills. Gusts of 60-70 mph are possible and locally 80 mph over high ground, which will affect cross Pennine roads and some coastal routes in west and northwest Wales.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Derbyshire

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow/Ice

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   23:55, 02.03.2018


Region: East of England

Warning

Further snow showers or perhaps longer spells of snow are likely at times through Friday. There is an increasing chance that a further spell of more persistent snow may move north into parts of southern England, Wales and central England during the day. Icy stretches are likely on untreated surfaces. In addition, strong winds will lead to further drifting or blowing around of existing snow cover.Delays and cancellations to public transport are possible, as are delays to travel on roads; some stranding of vehicles and passengers could also occur. Some rural communities could become, or remain cut off. Interruptions to power supplies and mobile phone coverage are also possible.

Chief Forecaster

Whilst snow showers over Northern Ireland are likely to ease, further more persistent snow could move north into southern Britain later, giving a few cm in places. However, there remains significant uncertainty regarding this aspect.This warning has been updated to remove the west of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. A reference to blowing around of existing snow cover has been added.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea, Suffolk, Thurrock

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow/Ice

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   23:55, 02.03.2018


Region: South West England

Warning

Further snow showers or perhaps longer spells of snow are likely at times through Friday. There is an increasing chance that a further spell of more persistent snow may move north into parts of southern England, Wales and central England during the day. Icy stretches are likely on untreated surfaces. In addition, strong winds will lead to further drifting or blowing around of existing snow cover.Delays and cancellations to public transport are possible, as are delays to travel on roads; some stranding of vehicles and passengers could also occur. Some rural communities could become, or remain cut off. Interruptions to power supplies and mobile phone coverage are also possible.

Chief Forecaster

Whilst snow showers over Northern Ireland are likely to ease, further more persistent snow could move north into southern Britain later, giving a few cm in places. However, there remains significant uncertainty regarding this aspect.This warning has been updated to remove the west of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. A reference to blowing around of existing snow cover has been added.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay, Wiltshire

Severe Weather Warnings: Wind/Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   18:05, 01.03.2018
until
   08:00, 02.03.2018


Region: South West England

Warning

Heavy snow affecting southwest England and parts of Wales is extending further east across parts of southern and central England. The snow will be accompanied by very strong easterly winds leading to blizzards and considerable drifting. From Thursday evening some places could also see ice build up due to freezing rain, mainly across southwest England.Long delays and cancellations of public transport seem very likely. Some roads may become blocked by deep snow, stranding vehicles and passengers. Long interruptions to power supplies and other utilities are likely to occur, along with possible damage to trees and other structures due to heavy snow or ice.This is an update to extend the amber area northeastwards.

Chief Forecaster

Widespread snow will continue this evening, extending further northeast. Across the east of the warning area a further 5-10 cm is likely in places. Elsewhere, around 10-20 cm is likely to fall quite widely, with 30-50 cm possible across parts of Dartmoor, Exmoor and upland parts of southeast Wales. Snowfall will be accompanied by strong to gale easterly winds, perhaps severe gales in exposed areas, leading to drifting of lying snow especially in upland areas. Severe cold and wind chill will compound the dangerous conditions.Towards midnight, there is a chance of snow turning to freezing rain in places, more likely over southwest England, with widespread icy stretches making driving conditions particularly dangerous.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay, Wiltshire

Severe Weather Warnings: Wind/Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   15:00, 01.03.2018
until
   02:00, 02.03.2018


Region: South West England

Warning

A spell of heavy snow and blizzard conditions is expected. The snow will be accompanied by very strong easterly winds leading to severe drifting. Some places could also see significant ice build up due to freezing rain from later on Thursday evening, most likely in the south of the area.Long delays and cancellations of public transport seem highly likely. Some roads are likely to become blocked by deep snow, stranding vehicles and passengers. Long interruptions to power supplies and other utilities are very likely to occur, along with damage to trees and other structures due to heavy snow or ice.

Chief Forecaster

Widespread snow is expected to develop through Thursday afternoon and evening. Around 10-20 cm is likely to fall widely, with the potential for up to 30 to 50 cm over parts of Dartmoor, Exmoor and parts of southeast Wales. Snowfall will be accompanied by strong to gale easterly winds, leading to severe drifting of lying snow especially in upland areas. Severe cold and wind chill will compound the dangerous conditions, with very poor visibility.Towards midnight, there is a chance of snow turning to freezing rain in places, mainly across the south of the area, with widespread icy stretches making driving conditions particularly dangerous.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Devon, North Somerset, Somerset

Severe Weather Warnings: Snow/Ice

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   00:05, 02.03.2018
until
   23:55, 02.03.2018


Region: London & South East England

Warning

Further snow showers or perhaps longer spells of snow are likely at times through Friday. There is an increasing chance that a further spell of more persistent snow may move north into parts of southern England, Wales and central England during the day. Icy stretches are likely on untreated surfaces. In addition, strong winds will lead to further drifting or blowing around of existing snow cover.Delays and cancellations to public transport are possible, as are delays to travel on roads; some stranding of vehicles and passengers could also occur. Some rural communities could become, or remain cut off. Interruptions to power supplies and mobile phone coverage are also possible.

Chief Forecaster

Whilst snow showers over Northern Ireland are likely to ease, further more persistent snow could move north into southern Britain later, giving a few cm in places. However, there remains significant uncertainty regarding this aspect.This warning has been updated to remove the west of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. A reference to blowing around of existing snow cover has been added.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Bracknell Forest, Brighton and Hove, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Greater London, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Medway, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Reading, Slough, Southampton, Surrey, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham

Severe Weather Warnings: Wind/Snow

Date

issued by the Metoffice at
   00:05, 02.03.2018

valid from
   18:05, 01.03.2018
until
   08:00, 02.03.2018


Region: London & South East England

Warning

Heavy snow affecting southwest England and parts of Wales is extending further east across parts of southern and central England. The snow will be accompanied by very strong easterly winds leading to blizzards and considerable drifting. From Thursday evening some places could also see ice build up due to freezing rain, mainly across southwest England.Long delays and cancellations of public transport seem very likely. Some roads may become blocked by deep snow, stranding vehicles and passengers. Long interruptions to power supplies and other utilities are likely to occur, along with possible damage to trees and other structures due to heavy snow or ice.This is an update to extend the amber area northeastwards.

Chief Forecaster

Widespread snow will continue this evening, extending further northeast. Across the east of the warning area a further 5-10 cm is likely in places. Elsewhere, around 10-20 cm is likely to fall quite widely, with 30-50 cm possible across parts of Dartmoor, Exmoor and upland parts of southeast Wales. Snowfall will be accompanied by strong to gale easterly winds, perhaps severe gales in exposed areas, leading to drifting of lying snow especially in upland areas. Severe cold and wind chill will compound the dangerous conditions.Towards midnight, there is a chance of snow turning to freezing rain in places, more likely over southwest England, with widespread icy stretches making driving conditions particularly dangerous.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html

Local Authorities: Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Bracknell Forest, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Reading, Surrey, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, Slough