Storm Hannah Expected To Bring Up To Eight Inches Of Snow This Weekend

Experts are warning people to prepare for a barrage of snow, with up to eight inches of the stuff expected to fall in some parts over the weekend.

Dubbed Storm Hannah, the latest bout of cold weather follows just days after Gareth swept through the UK, with its 99mph winds causing chaos to motorists up and down the country.

A yellow weather warning has now been issued by the Met Office, which has predicted a blanket of snow to fall from 4am to 9pm on Saturday, in the northern England and Scotland.

According to reports, as much as 20cms could fall over the weekend, while high winds could potentially reach speeds of 70mph on the coast.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning with heavy snow expected to hit this weekend. Credit: PA
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning with heavy snow expected to hit this weekend. Credit: PA

The Met Office's website says: "There is a small chance of significant travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel."

A spokesperson for the body said: "A developing area of low pressure is expected to track across Northern Ireland, northern England and southern Scotland on Saturday.

"As this runs into colder air, snow is likely to develop, particularly in any heavier bursts of precipitation.

"The largest snowfall amounts will be confined to higher ground, with the potential for 10-20cm of snow above 350m.

"With warm air close by to the south, it may be that places in the south of this warning area end up with mainly rain."

Other parts of the country have also been included in the warning, with heavy rain expected to hit the south and north west of England, as well as Wales.

The Met Office site says :"Heavy and persistent rain is expected to affect Wales and northwest England through Saturday, with the potential for some flooding."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The prediction has led meteorologists to urge people to regularly check for changes to the weather warnings and take the necessary precautions.

Eleanor Bell, from The Weather Company, also told the Sun: "It'll be very unsettled through the week and into the weekend, with deep or active areas of low pressure bringing repeated wet and windy conditions.

"Repeated persistent and often heavy rain will bring a threat of flooding, particularly to the West, and snow for the Scottish Highlands."

The Met Office has also issued a yellow weather warning for tomorrow (Friday, 15 March) with strong winds expected to sweep across the north east over the course of the day.

They say it is expected to impact on road, rail and air travel.

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Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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