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Winter 2009 / 2010 in Western Europe?

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Martin Mc Kenna
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« Reply #435 on: February 25, 2010, 03:58:35 pm »

Looks like I read this too late....

UKww Flash Weather Warning for Heavy snow in N Ireland, Highland, northern & eastern Scotland

UKww Watch for snow -S Scotland and heavy rain- S England

Issued Wednesday 25/02/2010 0700GMT

Areas affected by Warning - N Ireland, Central Highland, northern & eastern Scotland

Areas affected by Watch -  S Scotland, S England

Valid from: 0700GMT Thursday 23rd February - 2359GMT Thursday General evolution: 


At 07z Warm and occluded fronts lie over Northern Scotland. A low pressure centre lies off the south east coast of England, whilst another low pressure centre lies close to N.Ireland.


WARNING An area of heavy snow is currently pushing through N.Ireland and will give widepread accumulation of 2-5cms at all levels (inc. Belfast), but with up to 10cms in places. Meanwhile, an area of moderate / heavy snow with sleet and rain around the coasts currently sitting of central and northern parts of Scotland  is likely to give accumulation inland of 2-5cms at low levels, but up to 10-20cms at higher levels - with possibly 25-40cms over the highest ground with drifting snow likely. The precipitation most likely to fall north of the central belt, across the Highlands, eastern and NW Scotland. Transport problems are likely, listen to local radio for updates.

UKww WATCH Some snow (4-6cm) may fall over higher ground in southern Scotland as well in the period.

UKww WATCH Relatively milder air in place across central and southern parts of the UK has the potential to produce some heavy rainfall with possibly up to 20-30mm of rain falling across southern counties with the risk of some heavy rain especially in showers which may be of hail too. Further heavier rain may develop again on Thursday / Friday. Driving conditions may be difficult, listen to local radio for updates.

UKww will monitor this Warning & watch and update it if necessary.

Issued by GL for UKww, 0700z 25/02/2010

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