More snow forecast as Arctic blast hits country
MORE snow has been forecast as temperatures plummet in the wake of Storm Caroline. Forecasters are warning of up to 5cm of snow across areas of central and north Wales on Sunday.
A yellow severe weather warning had already been issued for snow and ice today, covering much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the north-west of England.
Now another yellow weather alert has been issued for snow only on Sunday. It is in place between 4am and 11.55pm, with up to 10cm of snow expected in places and up to 20cm possible over higher ground.
The Met Office’s chief forecaster said: “A band of rain, heavy at times, is expected to move eastwards over the UK. With cold air in place, a spell of snow looks likely to develop on its northern edge – 1-5cm is possible quite widely, and up to 10cm in places.
“Over higher ground, 20cm is possible in a few places. There is currently a good deal of uncertainty over the precise track of the areas of rain and snow.”
A severe weather warning for snow and ice is already in place between 12.05am today and 6pm tomorrow.
Cold arctic winds are expected to bring strong gales with snow showers across most of Wales. The wind chill factor will make it feel around -3°C in most places, but outside the snow showers there will be bright sunshine.
Today, increasingly frequent snow showers already affecting parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England are predicted to extend across other parts of the UK.