Warning issued as snow 'is set to hit the UK today' - Daily Net

Warning issued as snow ‘is set to hit the UK today’

THE UK is bracing for a chilly start to the week, with as much as 15cm of snow set to fall in parts of Scotland while flood alerts have been issued across England.

The Met Office put out numerous yellow alerts for snow and icy conditions in northern Scotland this morning, with temperatures set to fall below freezing

UK weather forecast - there is a 100 per cent risk of snowfall over parts of Scotland going into the start of the week
UK weather forecast - Snow, indicated in purple, will hit parts of Scotland on Monday
Temperatures across Scotland are set to reach sub-zero temperatures going into Monday

Meanwhile, heavy wintry showers are predicted across southern parts of England and the Midlands with 33 flood alerts in place.

It comes after the Met Office issued severe weather warnings over the weekend, warning Brits to brace for snow, gales and wet weather coming from a Canadian “ice blast.”

By Monday, evening rain and sleet are expected to have moved across parts of Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England.

Snow is chiefly expected to fall over the hills in northern Scotland, with as much as 15cm forecast, but could clear by Tuesday.

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Roads and railways may be affected by the wintry conditions, with drivers and passengers warned their journeys could take longer than usual.

Widespread ice patches could also cause travel disruption.

RAC spokesman Simon Williams said: “Don’t be caught out after mild winter weather.

“Slow down and pack a blanket and snacks in case you get stuck.”

The Met Office forecast that areas above 300m could see 15cm of snow, with 5-10cm set to fall above 150m while 1-3cm could fall below 150m.

Cold air normally arrives from the east, like March 2018’s ‘Beast from the East’ – but weather maps show Canada’s cold air crossing the Atlantic and bringing an over 80 per cent snow risk around Glasgow.

Sub-zero temperatures are is due on Monday morning in Scotland, and the Met Office warned that overnight in Scotland could be colder than Britain’s -10.3C coldest night this winter, set on November 30 at Tulloch Bridge.

UK weather forecast: The UK has issued yellow weather warnings across Scotland

FREEZING BLAST

Scotland’s 500 road gritting lorries are set to be on duty.

Tuesday’s chill will be followed by gales of up to 50mph on Friday as most of the country faces rain.

The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “There’s been almost no snow this winter for most – but the white stuff is finally on the way.

“A tongue of cold air is crossing the Atlantic from Canada, set to bring low-level snow.”

MeteoGroup forecaster Mario Cuellar said: “Snow is possible in Glasgow.”

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: “Cold air coming from off Canada brings the potential for the most widespread snow this winter on Monday.

“Low-level snow may well fall for the first time in parts of the North.

“Scotland will certainly see snow.

“We’re watching to see if we’ll issue further warnings for snow and ice on Monday night in the North.

“Monday morning looks like -7C in Scotland, and Monday night could beat the -10.3C coldest night this winter as temperatures fall over lying snow in Scotland.

“50-60 mph gales follow on Tuesday in the South-West as it turns milder, with 50mph gusts on Friday and Saturday as rain pushes across all of the country.”

Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said: “Atlantic winds sourced from Canada will be chilly enough for wintry showers, with ice a wider issue as damp surfaces freeze.”

Parts of Scotland are expecting snow to begin the week
Wintry showers across the Midlands and southern England could result in floods

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