Thursday, 9 February 2012

Snow Update for Parts of the UK

Freezing rain has fallen widely across N England this morning leading to a coating of ice in places but the problem with freezing rain should ease through the afternoon as milder air moves into N England. Further south any rain will turn to sleet and snow in some places this evening and overnight and this should linger in the South during tomorrows rush hour.
However, I can not believe how poorly the precipitation distribution has been handled by the models and the Metoffice as the precipitation is alot further East than forecast.

The Metoffice have issued a yellow warning for snow for E Wales, parts of SW England and the Midlands but i do think the SE and East Anglia should be under this warning as snow is currently falling their alot more than the other places.

You can see the warning below. 

An area of snow is expected to develop over parts of east and northeast England later on Thursday. This evening and tonight snow will then extend steadily southwestwards into central and some southwestern parts of England, as well as the east of Wales. Whilst there is uncertainty regarding where the heaviest and most persistent snow will fall, accumulations of  1 to 5 cm are likely with a risk of up to about 10 cm in the worst affected regions. These larger totals are more likely across the Midlands and perhaps southeast Wales. Later in the night the snow is expected to die out across northern, eastern and much of central England to be followed by widespread ice on untreated surfaces. The public should be aware that, as a result, there could be some disruption to travel. This warning will be kept under review and may be updated in the light of new information.

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