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Weather: Snow For UK On Wintry Weekend
The Met Office has issued a weekend weather warning with snow expected to blanket most of England.
The Level 2 Alert warns there is a high risk of severe cold, icy and snow conditions from now until Tuesday.
The alert highlights all of England as being at risk.
Sky News weather presenter Isobel Lang said temperatures will plummet today, heightening the risk of sleet or snow.
"Outbreaks of rain across southern Britain will turn to sleet or snow," she said.
"At this stage around 5cm to 10cm (2in to 4in) of snow is possible over more hilly areas with nearer 2cm to 5cm over some low-lying areas later. Some snow may fall in London."
She added: "Some more significant snow is possible into Monday, and this could bring disruption across central and eastern Britain - so keep an eye on the forecast."
Sunday is likely to be even colder than today. However it may be brighter although temperatures will remain just above freezing point.
The Met Office warned: "The snow event on Monday may bring 2cm to 5cm (0.75 to 2in) quite widely across England as it spreads southeastwards, with greater than 5cm falling over hills.
"This warning may be extended early next week."
Light snow was already falling over high ground in Scotland on Saturday morning.
The Met Office also warned of the dangers of cold ahead of the weekend, especially those who are most vulnerable.
It said: "Prolonged periods of cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases.
"If you want more information about how cold weather can affect your health please visit www.nhs.uk.
"If you are concerned about your health or somebody you care for, please contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647, www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk, or your local pharmacist."
A Level 2 Alert means there is a 60% risk of either heavy snow or widespread ice, or temperatures below 2C for 48 hours or longer.
The highest cold weather alert the Met Office can issue is Level 4, which is classified as a national emergency.
The RAC warned it was expecting up to 56,000 breakdowns and widespread disruption as the snow affects roads.
It has placed extra patrols on stand-by to help stranded drivers and said call-outs are expected to rise by 20% or more.
what do you think?
prepare for chaos
"Snow expected to blanket most of England. " That usually means London is going to get some snow.
london is most of england,thats what londoners think.
The Met woman said "some snow may fall in London". Tell the cockneys then. The rest of us don't care!
Whoopy...not..I mean I love looking out of my window hate going out in it..:o/
Yeh South or North of London doesn't exist, it's all about England (London)
Met office are all useless nerds. Even a monkey knows it snows this time of the year.
As we know with their global warmist data.
A bit of snow here and its chaos go to russia and everything is normal its about time they got organised and stop making a huge issue about such a small problem
I cannot understand why Lisa received a negative vote for a valid comment.
Heavy snow isn't a regular burden, here. Places like russia invest in proper snow clearing equipment,because they have guaranteed heavy snowfall. The cost of such equipment just isn't justified here, for clearing one off snow events. And i never gave Lisa the thumbs down, Oliver,in case you're wondering.
Shaun get well soon. Thanks from everybody at the rspca.and cab.and everybody youve helped over the years
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Are you on the right page ?
Would be the first time ever Vlad
Its a good way of getting a message over whom i cant phone and i know is in hospital.you dont have to read it and you especially dont have to comment.
60 percent is virtually 50 percent so far as I'm used to calculating anything. 50 percent is like one side of a coin or another or guess whether a card is one colour or a different colour. 60 percent is slightly more chance of guessing whether a baby is a boy or a girl. They gave a similar snow alert not long ago. A lot of the country did have snow but a lot of it also didn't. I think we had blizzards in about last February. "Heavy snow OR widespread ice OR freezing temperatures"? = it might snow, there might be ice or it might be very cold. I'll make a guess. I guess, yet more RAIN for a week. Just over 50 percent chance it might be freezing or snow or be icey? I say rain, by the looks of it. Below 2C? I'll browse the weather: Not easy to tell. My guess is rain and cloud.
All this about dropping below zero temperatures on news & TV and not a single word about keeping an eye on elderly neighbours etc. Just a thought folks.
They'll be dropping like flies this year., with the high cost of Tory gas and Tory electricity. Nice one Maggie.
were all dooooooommmmmmeeeeeeeddddddd
Some funny looking snow...it's raining here near Gatwick!
Tomorrow there will be Weather! met Office
Bums - UK title but no weather in Wales yet again!
Or us Scots Movvi. I'm desperate to see some snow again. Maybe it'll blow westwards and northwards if we wish for it!
Jane wots happend to shaun