UK snow forecast: Met Office issues urgent alert for next week with conditions to be 'dangerous'

UK snow forecast: Met Office issues urgent alert for next week with conditions to be 'dangerous'

Weather forecast for Monday and Tuesday

GB News
Dimitris Kouimtsidis

By Dimitris Kouimtsidis

Published: 24/03/2024

- 11:51

Updated: 24/03/2024

- 12:21

Residents in Scotland will see an influx of the white stuff this week

The Met Office has issued an urgent alert for next week with conditions expected to be "dangerous".

Meteorologists have forecast that temperatures will drop to freezing in some parts , with a yellow alert for snow and rain now issued.

The weather warning comes into force at midnight on Tuesday and lasts until midday.

It covers a huge patch of Scotland, including Aberdeenshire and Inverness and the Highlands.

Met Office forecast

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather alert for snow and rain

Met Office

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Rain and snow has the potential to cause disruption in places, mainly to travel, with snow focused over high ground.

"There is also a small chance of power cuts, flooding and communities becoming cut off as a result of the snow, the service said.

The Met Office's "further details" for the yellow warning state: "Snowy, wintry weather can cause delays and make driving conditions dangerous, so to keep yourself and others safe: plan your route, checking for delays and road closures, amending your travel plans if necessary.

"If driving, leave more time to prepare and check your car before setting off.


Snow forecast

Parts of Scotland are set to see snow on Tuesday


"Make sure you have essentials packed in your car in the event of any delays (warm clothing, food, water, a blanket, a torch, ice scraper/de-icer, a warning triangle, high visibility vest and an in-car phone charger)."

This comes as Britain can expect an Easter washout with rain set to drench the nation.

After what has been one of the wettest meteorological winters on record, multiple bands of rain are due to touch down in the UK next Friday night, according to latest data from MetDesk.

The downpour is set to linger over the country for the remainder of the Easter bank holiday weekend, with Scotland, northern and eastern England heading for the worst of the rain, but the Met Office’s long-range forecast predicts wet conditions everywhere across the land for the next two weeks.

Rain forecast

Parts of Scotland are also going to see a lot of rain on Tuesday


The forecast says: "Through the bank holiday weekend and into the following week, unsettled or changeable weather remains the most likely outcome.

"All areas are likely to see further rain or showers at times, with some drier spells in between.

"Wet weather will tend to favour the southwest, while northern parts remain a bit drier on average."

Netweather meteorologist Ian Simpson said: "Looking ahead to Easter, the generally wet weather looks set to continue, with low pressure set to become slow-moving over western and southern Britain, bringing the usual mix of bands of persistent rain interspersed with brighter, showery weather."

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