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Met Office – Yellow Warning for Snow and Ice – Thursday 12 to Friday 13 January 2017

Yellow Warning of Snow for West Midlands

Yellow Warning of Snow for West Midlands : Herefordshire, Warwickshire & Worcestershire valid from 1200 Thursday 12 January to 2355 Thursday 12 January 2017

Further showers of snow, sleet and hail will continue across parts of the UK. 2 to 4 cm of snow may affect some
lowland areas, while high ground may see locally 5 to 10 cm. 

Disruption to transport networks seems likely either due to snow or ice. Additionally, northwesterly gales and large waves 
will affect some eastern coastal areas, perhaps leading to local over-topping.

A cold north to northwesterly airstream will keep the risk of wintry weather going through Friday. Some inland areas,
 sheltered from the northwesterly wind, seem likely to escape most of the showers.

Yellow Warning of Ice for West Midlands

Yellow Warning of Ice for West Midlands : Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands Conurbation & Worcestershire valid from 0005 Friday 13 January to 1100 Friday 13 January 2017.
Ice is expected to form on untreated surfaces on Thursday night and last into Friday morning. In addition, some outbreaks of sleet and snow are likely to run quickly southwards on Friday morning, chiefly affecting parts of northern and eastern England, clearing the extreme southeast by late morning. This may give local accumulations of one to two cm and add to icy conditions in places. Ice will lead to the risk of disruption with difficult driving conditions and expect longer journey times. The greater risk of disruption is across the Midlands, East Anglia and southeast England.

Following the eastward clearance of Thursday's rain, sleet and snow across southern Britain, falling temperatures will 
lead to ice forming rapidly on untreated surfaces here. A further weather system running southwards may briefly bring
 some sleet or snow to northern and eastern parts of the warning area. The extent of any snow remains uncertain.

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