Severe Weather due

To be completed by: Tue 27 Feb 2018

Time: -Tue 27 Feb 2018 | Venue:

The Met Office has issued its latest weather forecast and it is highly likely that we will wake up to severe snow in the morning with school closures possible. Please look to your existing plans for dealing with these circumstances and be prepared!

National Severe Weather Warning Service Chief Forecasters Assessment 

Further snow showers are expected through Tuesday, with the likelihood that a more organised area of snow will push southwest during the morning, bringing 5 to 10 cm of snow in places in just a few hours.

Strong winds may lead to drifting of lying snow (and severe wind chill) especially over hills, with lightning perhaps an additional hazard near North Sea coasts.

The Met Office have issued an Amber Warning of Snow:
Valid from 03:00 on Tue, 27th Feb 2018 until 11:00 on Tue, 27th Feb 2018
Snow showers or longer periods of snow are expected on Tuesday, accompanied by very low temperatures. The heaviest, most persistent snow looks likely to cross the area during the morning - the focus has been adjusted northwards to take into account latest ideas, removing Lincolnshire but adding more of Yorkshire and areas towards Manchester, Teesside, Durham and Newcastle.

There is the likelihood of 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.

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Issued by the Met Office at 12:13 on Sun, 25th Feb 2018
Updated by the Met Office at 15:00 on Mon, 26th Feb 2018


Published: 26/02/2018
Audience: All schools, all school managers
Contact: Chris Slaven

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