UK snow: Brits brace for up to 30cm of snow as Met Office expert issues blizzard warning

Storm Eunice: Weather chart shows winds up to 100mph

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The Met Office updated Britons about the 10-day weather trend in a post on Twitter. Aidan McGivern, a senior weather presenter at the Met Office, told the national weather service’s 859,000 followers: “We are going to see the rain push north during the early hours of Friday, bump into colder air and then spells of snow for northern England, central southern Scotland, as well as Northern Ireland.

“A few centimetres at lower levels inland but considerably more over the hills.

“Twenty to 30 centimetres over some of the higher spots of northern England, as well as in central and southern Scotland.”

Mr McGivern also warned strong winds and snowfall could lead to blizzards.

“Combined with the strong winds, risk of blizzards, risk of drifting of lying snow as well,” he said.

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The Met Office website added: “Snow, heavy in places, is likely to develop on the northern side of Storm Eunice as it moves across the UK on Friday.

“There is still uncertainty in the track of Storm Eunice and not all areas within the warning area are expected to see snow.

“However, some places may see around 5 cm of snow at low levels away from coasts.

“Accumulations are expected to be significantly higher over hills though with 10-20 cm perhaps up to 30 cm possible above around 250 metres.

“Strong winds occurring at the same time may lead to very poor visibility, blizzard conditions and drifting of lying snow.”

The snow will accompany an amber wind warning in the East Midlands, East of England, London, South East of England, North West England, South West England, Wales, West Midlands and Yorkshire & Humber.

Gusts in areas affected could even exceed 100mph in places.

However, temperatures in the south are expected to be much milder than in the north.

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Stornoway is forecast to be 5C on Friday at 13.00.

Whereas, Southampton could see temperatures of 11C.

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