Met Office weather warnings EXTENDED: EIGHT inches of snow to blanket UK tomorrow

Met Office yellow weather warnings have dominated the weekend, with snow, ice, rain and wind making for miserable conditions across the UK. Now fresh warnings have been issued for the UK on Monday, with eight inches of snow forecast to fall in some areas. 

One Met Office warning for rain and snow, coming into effect at midnight on Monday until 12pm the same day and is for Northern Ireland including, County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry, County Tyrone.

The forecasters warn sleet and snow will likely cause some travel disruption.

The warning states: “An area of rain moving into Northern Ireland during Sunday night turns to sleet and snow during the early hours of Monday before turning back to rain again from the south during the course of the morning.

“The bulk of accumulations will be above 100 to 200 metres with a chance that above 200 metres some places may see two to four inches (five to 10cm) snow.

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“At lower levels, snow cover will be patchier with small temporary accumulations and slushy deposits.

“During the afternoon, strong winds may then lead to some drifting of lying snow over hills and mountains.”

Also in place on Monday from 2am until 3pm the same day is a second Met Office yellow warning for snow and rain. 

This warning is for the East Midlands, North East England, North West England, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders, West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber. 

The Met Office warns: “A band of rain reaching southern parts of northern England during Sunday night quickly turns to snow before spreading northeastwards across the rest of the warning area.

“Across northern England, snow will then turn to rain from the south and west through the course of the morning before slowly turning to rain at lower levels over the part of the warning area in Scotland.

“The bulk of accumulations will be above 200 metres where 0.78 to two inches (two to five cm) is likely in many areas whilst above 300 to 400 metres two to four inches (five to 10cm) is expected.

“At lower levels, accumulations will be smaller, patchier and shorter-lived and it may be that little if any, snow falls in some eastern coastal areas.

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“A brief spell of freezing rain is possible as snow begins to turn to rain, leading to icy stretches.

“Meanwhile, given saturated ground and recent flooding, the combination of snowmelt and rain may also bring about some disruption, mainly over parts of northern England.”

A further snow warning is in place on Monday from 3am until 10pm the same day for Central, Tayside and Fife, Grampian, Highlands and Eilean Siar, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders and Strathclyde.

Again between two and four inches of snow is expected, but areas above 300metres could see around four to eight inches of snow build up.

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