Met Office issues snow warning for Staffordshire

The Met Office has issued a snow warning for the Staffordshire area. The warning indicates that Staffordshire will see some snow this Sunday (18th December 2022)

On Saturday there is a risk of wintry showers , mainly confined to the north. Staying cloudy, although some brighter spells in the south, and winds gradually increasing from the west later. Maximum temperature will be 5 °C.

Sunday will see the start of a marked change in weather type. It will remain unsettled into next week, perhaps with a trend down in temperatures once again, although not as cold as we are currently experiencing. We could potentially see a return of some wintery hazards but with a lot of uncertainty in how prolonged this might be and what associated hazards it might bring. Strong winds could prove disruptive at times in the first half of the week.

Level 3 Cold Weather Alert has been issued by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) covering all of England and is currently in place until 12 noon on Sunday 18th December.

Met Office Chief Forecaster, Frank Saunders, said: “The UK will remain in a northerly airflow until the weekend but then the cold conditions, which have dominated our weather patterns will start to lose ground to a push of mild air from the southwest – but not without problems in the transition period.  As the mild air meets the cold air currently in situ over the UK there will be a transient spell of snow, even to low levels, especially in the north. Add to this the risk of rain falling onto frozen surfaces, and strong winds over upland areas of northern Britain (bringing blizzard conditions briefly), and this could be a day to avoid travelling in some areas, although the snow should turn to rain later.”

18-12-2022 Snow Forecast – Image via Met Office

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