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Weather: Weekend Snow Warnings Across UK
Large swathes of the UK are facing a white weekend, as more wintry weather looks set to cause widespread disruption.
Snow is expected overnight in Northern Ireland, Wales, the Midlands, northern England and southern and western Scotland.
Commuters are being warned of Friday morning rush-hour chaos as strong gusts combine with the anticipated deluge to cause blizzard-like conditions.
And dozens of flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency for south-east England, while the Met Office put out several severe weather warnings for the weekend.
Sky News Weather Presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar said: "The rain across south-west England, southern Wales and the south of the Republic of Ireland will continue moving north-eastwards into tonight.
"As it does, it hits the cold air coming in from the east and so it will turn to snow, giving significant accumulations by the early hours of the morning.
"The areas most affected will be across Northern Ireland, central and northern parts of Wales, the Midlands, northern England and southern and western Scotland."
Ghaffar added that outbreaks of rain across south-western parts of the UK and Ireland brought the risk of flooding.
"Disruptions are likely during Friday morning's rush hour as the snow will continue to fall with strong to near gale force winds, causing blizzard conditions and drifting," she said.
"In fact, throughout the day on Friday outbreaks of sleet and snow will continue with windy conditions, although outbreaks of light and patchy rain are more likely for southern England and southern Wales.
"Additional accumulations are likely across the north Midlands, Lincolnshire, northern England and Scotland.
"It'll be windy and cold over the weekend with further outbreaks of snow, especially across northern England, Wales and the Midlands."
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what do you think?
Oh no not scary snow ! Already the wheels of Britain's infrastructure start to grind to a halt.
I think, this weather does not seem normal. I don't remember it being winter towards the end of March before. It's like, half the year is winter. Then there is no summer, or a summer for two weeks. The sky is always full of clouds. Thick clouds. We'll be having winters in the middle of summer soon. That's what's happening now.
I've known snow in April 32 years ago when my eldest daughter was borm, and in May my parents got stuck on a motorway
Diane can i ask were did your parents get stuck on the motorway.
One flake of snow and the country will grind to a holt
Pity George can't tax it. If he could, all our problems would be solved.
Please, please, pretty please with a cherry on top, not another wash out year. Seems like we have been stuck in winter for the past year and a bit. Oooo for a bit of warmth and sunshine
A few years ago I was in the lake district in mid march, rowing on lake Windermere, wearing t. shirt and shorts, getting a nice tan. 2 weeks later 2 people died trapped in snow.
Boring information?? I heard it last week then early on this week and big fall this weekend??? Come on uk people get more food slack up and fill fuel tank up GET REAL weather forecast!! I don't believe the headline until I see it on the day!!!!!
at least the pot holes will be filled in.
British Summertime begins in 9 days time !
Why? You on holiday?