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Weather Alert: Heavy Snow, Drifting Snow & Blizzards

posted 2 Dec 2008, 08:20 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 2 Dec 2008, 08:22 ]

There is a high risk of a severe weather event affecting parts of Scotland and northern England. Snow spreading from the west on Wednesday evening will become persistent and heavy at times by the early hours of Thursday morning, eventually clearing away eastwards by Thursday afternoon. There is the potential for 10-20cm of snow on ground above about 150 metres with blizzard conditions and considerable drifting in strong winds. This could cause disruption to travel networks across higher level routes.

This warning will be updated by 1100 Wednesday 3rd December, unless superceded by the issue of Flash warnings.

For areas with less than 60% risk of disruption, please see Advisories on the Met Office web site.

Issued by the Met Office at: 1536 Tue 2 Dec