Lincoln weekend snow warning increased to amber

Ruben Ruiz
March 17, 2018

The Met Office has now issued an amber weather warning for snow and ice across Derbyshire this weekend.

The Met Office warnings for snow and ice begin at 6pm on Friday for eastern Scotland and England, and run into all of Saturday, where nearly the entire country is included.

A snow and ice warning is in place for north and east Lancashire on Saturday, from 12.05am until 11.55pm.

'Sunday will see a fairly widespread yellow warning for snow across a good chunk of England, and also parts of eastern Wales.

The 20cm (8in) of snow is forecast on higher ground and 5cm (2in) in other areas, which Met Office meteorologist Martin Bowles said was "enough to cause a fair amount of disruption to transport".

Snow and strong winds are set to hit the North East this weekend as the "Mini Beast from the East" strikes.

"Some cancellations to rail and air travel are likely".

There is a chance that power cuts will happen, and some rural communities could be cut off.

"Icy surfaces may increase the risk of accidents and injuries".

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"St Patrick's Day will be a cold and windy day with showers progressively turning more wintry", Met Éireann said for tomorrow's forecast.

"Bitterly cold is the best way to describe it. Temperatures on the..."

Gusts of up to 50mph inland and 60mph by the coast will bring a bitter windchill and Adam Dury, of Norwich-based Weatherquest, said the entire weekend will be "pretty, pretty cold again".

He recommended keeping an eye on young children and older people in particular, as well as those with heart and lung conditions, to make sure their homes are being heated to at least 18 degrees.

"But there is chance of snow all through tomorrow and into Sunday as it comes in from the east".

"At present, it looks unlikely to be as severe as the conditions experienced at the start of the month, but unusually low temperatures and some snowfall are still expected".

Temperatures will only reach highs of 3C in the east tomorrow - with significant wind chill predicted.

The snow warning for Sunday shows vast swathes of the south, central and east of England covered by the yellow advisory.

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