BBC Weather: Amber warning issued for snow across UK
Carol Kirkwood highlighted an amber weather warning from the Met Office regarding northern parts of England such as Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield. The BBC meteorologist added that a weather front coming into the UK from the south was bringing snow to northern parts of Britain.
Ms Kirkwood said: “The Met Office has an amber weather warning in force this morning, it is in force until lunchtime.
“An amber weather warning basically means an increased likelihood of some impacts due to severe weather.
“In this instance, it is heavy snow affecting parts of northern England.
“It will be affecting Bradford, Leeds, Sheffield, that kind of area.
“We are expecting quite a lot of snow, it is falling already.”
She continued: “There is a weather front coming up from the south that is bringing with it snow.
“It is not just where we have the amber weather warning there is snow in other parts of England and also across parts of Scotland.
“That will continue as we go through today.”
UK weather: Met Office issue warning for snow and ice
In the south, the BBC weather presenter said: “We will see a plethora of showers coming in across southern England and Wales – some of those will be heavy and thundery.”
The Met Office has issued a flurry of snow weather warnings for the next three days, with up to 40cm of snow expected to blanket the Grampian Mountains on Wednesday.
The Met Office’s Sarah Kent warned: “If you add these totals up, you begin to get an idea of how extreme conditions are going to be.”
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The warning states: “Further spells of snow, heavy at times, will continue to affect parts of northern England and Scotland during Wednesday.
“Snow is most likely to fall on higher ground, mainly above 200 to 300 metres.
“Significant accumulations of 10 to 20 cm are possible, perhaps as much as 40 cm across the Grampians.”
On Monday, the Environment Agency issued 77 flood warnings and 188 less serious flood alerts in England.
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