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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, 11:37:45 pm »

UKww Weather Warning for Heavy Snow

Issued Thursday 25/02/2010 2330GMT

Areas affected by Warning - Northern Ireland, northern England & Scotland
Valid from: 0000GMT Friday 26th February - 1200GMT Saturday 27th February


General evolution:

At 18Z an occluded front lies across central Scotland. This front will slowly move south bringing heavy snow and colder air southwards.

Heavy snow in Scotland will continue overnight gradually moving south during the afternoon. Amounts up to 10-15cm are to be expected with more over higher ground adding to snow already lying. The heaviest snow is expected to occur in the Highlands.

In to the early afternoon the band of precipitation moves into Northern Ireland with colder air spreading down from the north. Precipitation may initially start as rain before turning to snow. Up to 10cm of snow may be expected over this region.

Later into Friday and Saturday the main risk areas are southern Scotland and northern England. As much as 20cm is forecast to fall in these areas. Some additonal snow is also expected over northern Ireland on Saturday.

UKww will monitor this Warning and update it if necessary.

Issued by PJK for UKww, 2330z 25/02/2010

The UKww Warnings Team use Net Weather Extra when compiling forecasts.
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