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UK weather forecast: Yellow weather warning issued as Met Office forecast return of snow

Morning weather forecast at the Met Office

The Met Office issued a new weather warning over the weekend as the UK prepares for another round of snow next week.

A yellow weather warning for rain is expected to affect areas in the west of Scotland from 6pm Sunday to 9pm Monday – causing travel disruption, power cuts and flooding.

It comes as experts warn that snow will fall in Scotland and possibly even down south as cold air dubbed the “Troll from Trondheim” sweeps across the country from Norway.

said Jim Dale, Senior Meteorological Consultant at the British Weather Service Independence: “We’re not out of winter yet and next week will be colder. There will be snow in Scotland, the north and potentially the south.”

In its long-term forecast, the Met Office also said there would be some snow in the hills over the weekend and “it is possible that colder conditions could begin to emerge” in the second week of February.


The Met Office has said that the north of the UK will see the possibility of wintry showers next weekend.

It comes as temperatures are expected to drop across the country as the start of February is accompanied by an exceptional cold snap.

Stephen Dixon, a spokesman for the Met Office, told The Independent: “During the second half of next week, there will be a blast of cold air across the UK. In the north we will see colder weather with the possibility of wintry showers.”

Athena StavrouFebruary 2, 2024 20:00


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What to expect when a yellow weather warning comes into force at the weekend

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain in western Scotland on Sunday.

It will start operating on Sunday at 6pm and stay up until 9pm on Monday.

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • During flooding, there is a possibility of delays or cancellations of train and bus services
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a small possibility that some communities will be isolated due to flooded roads


Athena StavrouFebruary 2, 2024 17:03


Yellow weather warning for rain

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain on Sunday.

The warning is expected to affect areas in the west of Scotland from 6pm Sunday to 9pm Monday.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, David Hayter said: “There will likely be some persistent rain in northern Scotland – possibly wintry in Shetland – on Sunday. The rain will slowly move north through Sunday, before turning and then returning south on Monday.”

The warning warns of possible power cuts, traffic delays, isolated communities and possible flooding of homes.

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Yellow weather warnings are in place across parts of Scotland

Yellow weather warnings for rain have been issued across parts of Scotland from Sunday to Monday.

The warning is in place from 6pm Sunday to 9pm Monday.

The areas affected are Central, Tayside & Fife, Highlands & Eilean Siar and Strathclyde.

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Met Office weather forecast for Saturday

Temperatures on Saturday look mild for most of the UK as temperatures hover between 8C and 11C for most of England.

Further north, temperatures dropped as low as 5C in some parts of Scotland, with higher temperatures reaching up to 7C.

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Weekend weather forecast:

The Met Office forecast shows there will be scattered showers and mild sunshine over the weekend.

Southern areas may see scattered showers interspersed with brighter periods, while northern areas will see scattered showers. The Northwest may face heavy and prolonged rainfall,

Here is the full forecast:

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The country had its sixth sunniest January on record, providing a welcome contrast to the previous month.

Storms, extreme temperatures and varied rainfall mark January’s weather, showing just how harsh the UK’s weather can be.

Mike Kendon, senior scientist at the Met Office, said: “Of course, discordant winter weather in the UK is not a new phenomenon. What this January clearly demonstrated is how sudden changes in this type of weather can be.”

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