Met Office issues heavy snow warning for most of Britain tomorrow

The Met Office has issued a fresh weather warning for heavy snow to fall on most of Britain tomorrow.

A wintry blast is set to unleash up to 10cm of the white stuff on huge swathes of the nation on Thursday.

The Met Office’s latest warning covers a large part of central England, with another in force for northern England and Scotland.

It covers the likes of Worcester, Birmingham, Cambridge, Peterborough, Norwich, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Stoke and a large part of Wales.

A previous warning in place for the same period also covers Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Carlisle and all of western Scotland.

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The warning states a band of rain will sweep the country late on Wednesday and early on Thursday and fall as snow under the freezing temperatures.

Its warning for central England, in place from midnight until midday Thursday, states 1-3cm of snow could fall in the Midlands.

It reads: “Rain and hill snow will move eastwards late Wednesday evening and during the early hours of Thursday.

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“Snow is expected over hills and mountains in Wales and also over the Cotswolds and Chilterns.

“In southern Wales 2-5 cm of snow is likely, mainly above 200 metres, whilst 1-3 cm snow is likely over the Cotswolds, Chilterns, and parts of the Midlands above 150 metres.

“Away from hills, rain may turn to sleet and snow for a time over parts of the Midlands, East Anglia and the northern Home Counties.

“Accumulations at these low-levels will be mostly small, especially on roads, but a centimetre or so is possible in one or two places.

“Rain, sleet and snow will quickly clear southeastwards by late morning and any snow at lower levels will soon thaw.”

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The Met’s ice and snow warning for northern England and Scotland reads: “Wintry showers are expected to continue through Wednesday night into Thursday morning, especially over Northern Ireland and western Scotland, before developing more widely across parts of northern England, the north Midlands and north Wales later in the night.

“This will leave surfaces wet, leading to icy stretches developing on untreated surfaces. Showers will fall as a mixture of hail, sleet and snow. Some places are likely to see 1-3 cm of snow, mainly above 100 m, with 5-10 cm possible above 400 m.”

The incoming wintry weather comes as Britain continues to recover from torrential rain which has sparked widespread flooding.

Another washout is expected this weekend – the fourth in a row – which is likely to spark more flood chaos.

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