Snow back on the map as Gloucestershire braces for more severe weather conditions

Snow is back on the weather menu with the Met Office warning that some of the white stuff could fall on hills over the weekend.

At the moment, the snow forecast is in its regional forecast for the South West, which includes Gloucestershire.

It is, of course, less than a week since snow fell in Gloucestershire in a short-lived burst of snow and hail.

And once again, the Met Office is raising the possibility of snow and hail for this coming Sunday.

Just like last Sunday, there is expected to be bright weather and shower before the wintry conditions.

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Before then, we can expect more blustery weather with a yellow severe weather warning in place on Saturday when gales could be likely.

The warning comes after the BBC suggested we could see Storm Hannah this weekend as stormy weather heads across the Atlantic to the UK.

A southern flank of low pressure will bring strong winds, which are likely to affect the west and south of England and Wales on Saturday.

Gusts of 50 to 60pmh are expected, with exposed areas potentially seeing up to 70mph.

Not all of Gloucestershire is covered with the warning including Gloucester, the Forest of Dean, and parts of the Cotswolds.

 The Met Office says:

  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves
  • Delays to public transport are likely, with longer journey times for rail and bus services.
  • Difficult driving conditions are possible, with delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges the main concern.

 

The Weather Channel has said unsettled conditions brought in by Storm Gareth earlier this week look set to continue, with more rain expected on Saturday.

It says the weekend will continue to be unsettled, with heavy rain going into Friday night and early Saturday morning. There is also to be a continued risk of sleet and snow over Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The Weather Channel is also forecasting windy conditions but is not forecasting any snow for Gloucestershire, although it predicts a chance of rain showers and temperatures down to 2C in the early hours of Sunday.

 

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