الثلاثاء , مايو 18 2021

Met Office warning of snow and ice

Robin in snowSnow has been forecast for Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland and England

Snow, ice and strong winds forecast for parts of the UK could cause some disruption to travel over the next two days, the Met Office has warned.

It has issued a yellow be aware warning for 00:15 on Sunday until midday on Monday for large areas of Scotland, England and Northern Ireland.

The Met Office said the weather could make driving conditions difficult.

It said showers will fall as snow and hail above (656ft) 200m and hail, sleet and snow at lower levels.

Accumulations of snow of up to 2in (5cm) have been forecast and potentially up to 4in (10cm) above 1,312ft (400m).

Scotland’s ski centres, including CairnGorm Mountain near Aviemore and Nevis Range near Fort William, have already had some snow and are hoping for more to get the new season under way.

Last winter, Scotland’s mountains were believed to have had the greatest snow fall in 69 years.

GlencoeScotland’s upland areas experienced record snow fall last winter

In Scotland, only parts of the north east along with the Western and Northern isles are expected to escape the worst of the weather.

An additional yellow early alert of severe gales has been issued for Wednesday for everywhere in Scotland except Shetland. It also covers Northern Ireland and many parts of northern England.

Forecasters said frequent wintry showers would present an additional hazard on Wednesday.

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