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Storm Ciara Will Bring Snow To Major UK Cities Today, Met Office Warns

Storm Ciara Will Bring Snow To Major UK Cities Today, Met Office Warns

The streets were eerily quiet in many part of the UK this weekend, as people battened down the hatches sheltering from Storm Ciara, which battered the country from Saturday night.

But the dramatic weather isn't over yet.

While forecasts predict winds to die down on Monday, the Met Office has issued another Yellow weather warning for snow and ice in many parts of the northwest of England and Scotland in the first part of the week.

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The weather body has issued the warning from 3pm today until midnight on Tuesday, as it predicts heavy snow showers and ice which is likely to lead to travel disruptions, particularly over higher routes.

The warning covers Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire East, Cumbria, Blackburn with Darwen and well as Staffordshire, Durham and Northumberland. Snowy conditions are also planned for Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Borders, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

Meanwhile, most of Scotland has simultaneously been issued wind and snow warnings.

The UK is in for a tough week of weather (Credit: Met Office)
The UK is in for a tough week of weather (Credit: Met Office)
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Met Office say that some roads and railways will be affected, while they warn of icy patches on untreated roads which are likely to lead to some slips and falls.

"Showers will turn increasingly to snow later on Monday, becoming frequent and heavy at times and lasting through Tuesday," it explains online.

Snow is set to batter most of Greater Manchester (Credit: Unsplash)
Snow is set to batter most of Greater Manchester (Credit: Unsplash)

"The snow showers will occur particularly over high ground giving locally 1-3 cm above around 150 metres and 3-8 cm above 300 metres. Snow will gradually build, perhaps leading to accumulation of 10-15 cm on the highest routes.

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"Any snow accumulations over low ground are likely to be temporary. Icy surfaces are likely to cause problems, especially overnight. Strong winds will be an additional hazard with gusts of 50-60 mph at times leading to drifting of snow over high ground."

Meanwhile, there are also wind warnings in place for London and South East and South West England today as the remnants of Storm Ciara tear on.

Stay safe and warm guys!

Featured Image Credit: Pexels/ MET Office

Topics: Weather, Life News, Life

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.

 

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