Published: Fri, January 19, 2018
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Winds of up 80mph predicted to hit West Berkshire tonight

Winds of up 80mph predicted to hit West Berkshire tonight

Dundee will remain subject to a weather warning for snow until at least Thursday, the Met Office has confirmed.

An amber warning for snow has been issued for Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and southern Scotland, with delays likely on roads.

Yellow "be aware" warnings of snow and ice across much of Scotland and Northern Ireland are in force until 6pm on Wednesday.

Wednesday will see an improvement in the conditions, with showers becoming less heavy and less frequent.

"Along with the strong winds, a spell of heavy rain can also be expected which could also be combined with a temporary thaw of lying snow in the north".

We have a wind warning over most of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Wednesday night well into Thursday morning.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: "It's looking pretty unsettled, there's a lot of weather to come".

Northern England and Northern Ireland have also seen flurries of snow, while there were also reports of thundersnow.

Once this low has nipped off towards Europe, the United Kingdom will be back in the chilly westerly flow and once again the wintry showers will set in, so we have another Snow and Ice Be Aware warning for Thursday into Friday, over NW half of the UK.

Delays on roads are possible, however, and drivers are urged to take care.

'There is a chance of power cuts, while services such as mobile phone coverage may be affected'.

"Overnight there were -5.5 degree temperatures [in some areas]".

Britain is set to be battered by strong winds and possible hail as a cold snap will sweep across the country, potentially forcing schools to close and commutes to be disrupted.

Overnight the Maritime and Coastguard Agency assisted the Southern Health Trust in using 4x4s to transport nurses to vulnerable people who were snow-bound in the Warrenpoint and Newry area.

A status yellow warning issued for wintry showers, possibly leading to snow in parts of the country, will be valid from 6am on Tuesday until 3am on Wednesday.

Over the next few days, there could be "an accumulation" of up to four inches (10cm) of snow over higher ground, namely in Scotland, the Met Office said.

Met Éireann says snow showers were initially due to hit Ulster and Connacht extending to most other areas during Tuesday morning.

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