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Met Office – Yellow Warning of Snow for West Midlands

Yellow Warning of Snow for West Midlands

Yellow Warning of Snow for West Midlands : Staffordshire valid from 0005 Thursday 01 March to 2355 Thursday 01 March 2018.

Snow showers will bring variable snow cover, with the potential for 10-15 cm of snow where showers are most frequent in the north, while nearby locations may see only 1 to 4 cm. Southeastern areas of England should see overnight showers ease. Strong winds will lead to drifting of snow and severe wind chill, while lightning could be an additional hazard, particularly near coasts. The warning area has been updated to extend it further west across central and northern parts of the UK, whilst removing the far SE of England. Amber warnings are in force for areas considered most likely to see medium impacts.

There is the potential for travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could become cut off. Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.

More details can be found at: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings

If you know of any vulnerable neighbours do check in to make sure they are safe and well during this bitterly cold weather and if you are concerned about someone sleeping rough please contact: https://www.streetlink.org.uk/ or T: 0300 500 0914

Look after yourselves and travel safely.

 

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