Met office warns of potential problems: roads, rail, electricity, mobile phones
The risk of the Uckfield area being hit by snow early next week is rising.
A ‘yellow’ warning has been issued by the Met Office for the period 4pm, Monday, February 26, and midnight the next day.
“Snow showers may become persistent from late Monday afternoon, continuing overnight and throughout Tuesday.
“There is the potential for travel delays on roads, stranding some vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel.
“Some rural communities could become cut off.
“Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.
It goes on to give the Chief Forecaster’s assessment:
“From late Monday afternoon, snow showers may become aligned into bands pushing into parts of southeast England.
“Where this occurs there is the potential for accumulations of 5-10 cm locally whilst nearby locations may see much less frequent showers and only small accumulations of 0-2 cm in places.
“At this stage the development of these shower bands and the exact locations and timing of these is very uncertain.”
The snow will be brought in on bitterly cold easterly winds which are beginning to set in.
What does a Met Office yellow warning mean?
- Yellow: Severe weather is possible over the next few days and could affect you. Yellow means that you should plan ahead, thinking about possible travel delays, or the disruption of your day-to-day activities. The Met Office is monitoring the developing weather situation and Yellow means keep an eye on the latest forecast and be aware that the weather may change or worsen, leading to disruption of your plans in the next few days.
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