Snow and ice weather warning for West Midlands as temperatures fall

Dean Simpson
January 17, 2018

Once this low has nipped off towards Europe, the United Kingdom will be back in the chilly westerly flow and once again the wintry showers will set in, so we have another Snow and Ice Be Aware warning for Thursday into Friday, over NW half of the UK. Thus, weather warning has been issued for many parts of United Kingdom, particularly over Northern Ireland, Scotland and Northern England.

"Snow showers will affect Ulster and Connacht and will extend to most other areas late in the night and during Tuesday morning", reads the yellow status weather warning on the Met Éireann website.

There is a greater chance of snow further south across parts of Wales and the possibly the Midlands later into Tuesday, forecasters said.

The Met Office warning read: 'Snow showers will be heaviest and most frequent across western Scotland.

Patchy mist and cloudy conditions are expected for many tomorrow, although there will be sunny spells in south-west England throughout the day.

Up to 2.3in (6cm) of snow could fall on high ground, followed by gusts of 60-70mph (95-110km/h) causing "large waves" on some west Wales coasts.

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for wind, effecting Bournemouth and surrounding areas between 21:00 Wednesday 17th Jan and 13:00 Thursday 18th January.

WXCharts tweeted: "Latest GFS has a shallower low across the United Kingdom tomorrow night, which would mean a reduced wind threat but increased snow threat to Northern England".

Overnight temperatures could plummet to -3C across most areas, dipping lower on snow-covered mountain ranges. We're looking at three to eight cms accumulating in places with potential for 20cms over higher ground.

A warning for strong winds, gales and potentially stormy weather midweek with more snow.

"There could well be some hail and lightning around as well, particularly over western Scotland".

It remains in place until Wednesday 3am.

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