Heavy rain to be followed by snow and ice tonight

Sat, 26/12/2020 - 13:44 -- Editor

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning of snow and ice in the North West and throughout NI overnight tonight (Boxing Day into Sunday).

Following clearance of heavy rain this evening, colder conditions will lead to ice forming on untreated surfaces across many parts of the warning area. There will also be showers which will turn increasingly to snow on high ground: parts of western Scotland look likely to see a few cm above about 200 m elevation, with a slight cover at low levels in heavier showers. Over Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England, any snow cover will be mostly restricted to high level routes, above around 300m, where the odd cm may accumulate during Sunday.

Following clearance of heavy rain this evening, colder conditions will lead to ice forming on untreated surfaces across many parts of the warning area. There will also be showers which will turn increasingly to snow on high ground: parts of western Scotland look likely to see a few cm above about 200 m elevation, with a slight cover at low levels in heavier showers. Over Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England, any snow cover will be mostly restricted to high level routes, above around 300m, where the odd cm may accumulate during Sunday.