Met Office issues yellow weather warnings for snow, ice and 65mph winds

The Met Office has issued a series of yellow weather warnings for the UK, with snow, ice and 65mph winds on the way.

The Sunday forecast includes warnings for large parts of the country, including the North, East and South West.

Rain across northern Scotland last night will turn increasingly to snow, at first over hills and then down to lower levels.

Strong northerly winds will lead to blizzard conditions and drifting over high ground, where 10cm to 15cm of fresh snow may accumulate.

At lower levels, 2cm to 5cm is possible, mainly inland and above 100m.

Drivers in affected areas are warned of hazardous conditions and longer journey times.

Strong northerly winds are expected to develop across Northern Ireland and extend across much of Wales and parts of western England before easing later today.

Wind gusts of 50-55 mph are possible inland and 60-65 mph around coasts.

This morning will also likely see strong north to northwesterly across Northeast England, moving south into Eastern England during the afternoon.

Wind gusts of 50-60 mph are likely inland and 60-70 mph along the coast. Large waves are expected along some shorelines.

Met Office meteorologist Becky Mitchell said yesterday: “There will be some very strong winds associated with it [a low pressure system] on Sunday morning, these could reach gale-force.

“There will be a risk of snow showers in the north with much of the UK turning unsettled as the low passes across the country.”

"The start of next week will be on the cold side with the potential for more snow in parts of the UK."



Tomorrow morning will be dry and mostly sunny in the east but largely cloudy with some rain, sleet and snow in the west.

In the afternoon, wintry showers will spread into western Scotland and parts of northern England.

Through the evening, light snow may become extensive across western Scotland. Generally gentle to brisk winds.

Tuesday and Wednesday


 Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a risk of wintry showers for many.

There is a low chance of heavy rain, sleet and snow affecting southern parts.

Brisk north-westerly winds. On Wednesday, it will be cold and bright for many.

Sleet and snow showers in the south and west. Gentle westerly winds.

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