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Snow starts to fall across parts of Wales with worst still to come

08 Feb 2024 2 minute read
A snow covered car Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Snow has started to fall across parts of Wales with the worst still to come on Thursday, forecasters have said.

Dozens of schools have closed in north Wales and travel disruption is expected throughout the day.

Up to 25cm of snow is forecast in parts of Wales and England on Thursday as amber weather warnings have been issued for north Wales and across the Pennines.

A mixture of yellow rain and snow warnings are in force across the four nations.

Yellow and Amber warnings are in place across parts of the UK

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Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said that overnight temperatures had reached a low of -18.8C in Altnaharra, in the Scottish Highlands, while in Plymouth temperatures were at a high of 11.9C.

He said: “This demonstrates the different air masses, hence the rain warning in the south while the colder air in the north leads to the risk of snow.”

“The amber warning across the Peak District and south Pennines is in place from noon until 6pm on Thursday, with up to 25cm of snow forecast across high ground and 15cm of snow expected “quite widely”.

A separate amber warning for snow and ice will be in place between 8am and 3pm on Thursday across north Wales and north-west Shropshire, with 20-25cm of snow forecast in areas above 200 metres.

The Met Office said strong and gusty easterly winds may lead to “some drifting in places”.

A yellow rain warning covering much of south-east Wales including Cardiff – has been issued from 2am on Thursday to 6am on Friday, with 15-25mm likely and up to 45mm on higher routes.

School closures have been reported in Wales, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cumbria.


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Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
21 days ago

‘Yellow Rain’ Journey Through the Terror of Chemical Warfare, by Sterling Seagrave, 1981 ebay £2.53 inc postage

Padi, et al…

Padi Phillips
Padi Phillips
21 days ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

Haha! I have’t yet received the last book you suggested, and my pending bookshelf is now rather full. I’m declaring a moratorium on book purchasing for a while!

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
21 days ago
Reply to  Padi Phillips

Good luck with that bruv…

Frank
Frank
21 days ago

Another day of educating our children lost. Another holiday with pay for teachers. It won’t be snowing Saturday or Sunday so open the schools then to catch up. Can you imagine if all the shops and factories closed because of snow. It just would not happen.

Padi Phillips
Padi Phillips
21 days ago
Reply to  Frank

Since when has attending school been about education? Granted, there are some educators working in schools, but it’s becoming increasingly harder for them to do just that in an increasingly politically controlled environment that exists to turn out wage slaves for the further enrichment of the elites and corporations.

Teach kids to read, write and do arithmetic, the basics, and then enthuse them about learning, encourage them to aspire to something. They will then learn, and become self-regulating individuals.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
21 days ago
Reply to  Frank

I expect teachers will have got on with plenty of jobs in the meantime. While the kids enjoy a a bit of fun in the snow, it will make for tales of wonder for their grandchildren when snow is a thing of the past in these islands…

Last edited 21 days ago by Mab Meirion

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