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Met Office Yellow and Amber Warnings of Snow – Including parts of West Midlands

Update from Met Office at 13:08

A Warning has been issued for the following regions

 – Wales (Amber)

– West Midlands (Amber)

– North West England (Amber)

– East Midlands (Amber)

 A band of heavy rain spreading northwards across the UK will turn increasingly to snow from the early hours of Friday morning, with some heavy and persistent snowfall likely to develop during Friday. High ground may see snow accumulations of 20-40 cm in places, with drifting and blizzard conditions due to the strong to gale force southeasterly winds. At lower levels, there is a chance that parts of the north Midlands, north east Wales and north west England may see 10-15 cm of snow.

 The public should be aware of the potential for severe disruption, particularly to transport and to power supplies during Friday morning. Further snow is expected later on Friday – for which a Yellow warning has been issued. 

 Issued by the Met Office at 12:29 on Thursday, 21st March 2013

 Valid from 00:05 on Friday, 22nd March 2013

      until 14:00 on Friday, 22nd March 2013

 For more details please go to:

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings

For enquiries regarding this warning –

please contact the Met Office Weather Desk

– Phone: 0870 900 0100

– Fax  : 0870 900 5050

– Email: enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk

Amber Warning of Snow for West Midlands : Shropshire, Staffordshire, Telford and Wrekin, West Midlands Conurbation & Stoke-on-Trent valid from 0005 Fri 22 Mar to 1400 Fri 22 Mar. For further information go to http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/?regionName=wm&from=rss&sn=48F1DC04-5FD3-C19D-BA8F-8CC341CAE0A1_1_WM 

An additional Yellow Warning for Snow has also been issued for Saturday 23rd March valid from 0500hrs until 2359hrs.

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