Snow and ice Met Office weather warning for Wales

Snow and ice Met Office weather warning for Wales

TEMPERATURES plunging as low as -8C by Sunday will mark another dramatic change in Scotland's weather after Storm Caroline battered the north with gusts reaching 93mph.

Chief Forecaster's assessment adds that "a band of rain, heavy at times, is expected to move eastwards over the UK".

"During Friday, increasingly frequent snow showers already affecting parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England will extend across many other northern and western parts of the United Kingdom", said the Met Office. There'll be some showers of sleet and snow over Ulster on Sunday - elsewhere it will be cold and bright with severe frost after dark.

"1cm to 5cm of snow is widely expected, with up to 10cm in places".

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The Met Office has a yellow "be aware" warning in force from 00:05 GMT on Friday to 18:00 on Saturday.

'At the moment we have a yellow weather warning in place, but it could be upgraded to amber'.

Loss of power will be another concern, along with large waves at the coast.

'Overnight, the main feature will be the increase in wind as Caroline starts to come in towards the end of the night.

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The Met Office said Storm Caroline will pummell Scotland with 80mph winds from Thursday.

Freezing temperatures are then forecast for parts of Britain on Friday, with a yellow snow and ice warning in place for Scotland, Northern Ireland, western England and Wales.

Scotland's Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said: "With stormy weather expected across the north of Scotland we would urge people to check with their operators before they travel, especially if they are planning a ferry journey".

"Some rural communities could be cut off and power supplies interrupted".

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Later this week, snow and falling temperatures are forecast for parts of Britain.

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