Snow forecast

Severe cold weather alerts issued as snow is forecast

The next few days will be very cold and icy with a risk of heavy snow in places6 January 2021

Neil Shaw

By Neil Shaw

Two cold weather alerts have been issued by the Met Office for this week as snow is forecast over the next 48 hours.

Weather experts say there could be snow in parts of England, Wales and Scotland.

A Level Three severe weather alert is in place for the north of the country with a Level Two alert in place for the south.

The warnings will remain active for this week.

The Level Three ‘severe weather action’; alert’ reads: “There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather / icy conditions between 0900 on Monday 04 Jan and 0900 on Friday 08 Jan in parts of England.

“This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. “

It adds: “The ongoing spell of cold weather is expected to continue this week, with northeasterly winds affecting the country.https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/widgets/established/weather

“Average temperatures are expected to be low single figures over the coming days, with a slight downward trend through the week, especially for eastern areas.

“The Amber alert currently encompasses Northern England, but this will be reviewed though the week if the risk increases for central and southern parts of England.

“Widespread overnight frosts are expected, along with showers; these mainly focused in northern and eastern coastal areas. Where showers move inland, they are likely to turn wintry, mainly over hills.

“The main hazardous conditions over this period are from severe cold and icy conditions. No disruptive snowfall is expected in major population centres at this time, though a band of rain and snow will likely move south on Thursday, mainly affecting the hills of Northern England.”

The yellow alert for the south of the country reads: “Stock up foods and medicines so you don’t have to go out too much when it’s cold or icy. When indoors, stay warm, heat homes to at least 18°C, and keep up-to-date with the weather forecast.”

Dr Owen Landeg, PHE’s principal environmental public health scientist, urged people to take care and look out for those who may struggle during cold weather, reports The Express.

He said: “During this cold spell we all need to be looking out for frail or older neighbours or relatives, especially those living alone or who have serious illnesses.

“We still need to be aware of COVID-19 safety and local restrictions, but regular phone calls or socially-distant visits on their doorstep can make all the difference.”

According to The Express weather models reveal a growing risk of heavy snow across Scotland, northern and central Britain and Wales through the second half of this week.

Southern and eastern regions will fall into the firing line ahead of the weekend with downpours likely even to low levels, they say.

Some models warn around 20cm, eight inches, could settle across parts of Scotland with several centimetres falling further south.

Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden told The Express: “A large area of snow is developing that will sweep southwards across the country from the middle part of the week onwards.

“This area of snow is likely to be quite persistent and deliver several hours of heavy snow in many places.”https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/widgets/established/localNews

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Kazan- Kazan National Research Technical University Казанский национальный исследовательский технический университет имени А. Н. Туполева he graduated in Economics in 1982

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