Possibility Of Snow And Ice For D&G Tonight

Ice is expected to form overnight into Tuesday morning across Some part of Dumfries and Galloway. There is a chance of difficult driving conditions on untreated roads and slippery conditions on pavements and cycle paths are possible.

In addition to the Ice ahead of this some snow is likely to fall Monday evening on high level routes above around 300 m – primarily the southern and eastern Highlands that may prove an additional hazard, disrupting transport routes.

A band of rain, with some snow on high ground, will clear eastwards on Monday night. Once this clears as ground temperatures fall under clearing skies, icy stretches will form quite readily. 2-5cm of snow is also possible on some high level routes above 300m, mainly across the southern and eastern Highlands. 10 cm of snow is possible over the very highest routes here where some drifting is also possible with strong winds.

Following a spell of wet and blustery weather, colder Ice conditions are expected to move in from the east later this week with some snow showers developing mainly on the eastern side of the UK.

In the wake of a series of low pressure systems that brought strong winds and periods of heavy rain at the end of last week, high pressure is building over Scandinavia, which will act to fend off further low pressure systems from the Atlantic.

Before the high pressure takes control, the front currently over the UK will work its way eastward before stalling close to the east coast on Tuesday. It will bring with it relatively strong winds and some periods of heavier rainfall. A Yellow National Severe Weather Warning for wind has been issued for today (Monday) in Northern Ireland and the Western Isles, additionally there is a Yellow warning for ice in Dumfries and Galloway  Scotland overnight tonight with some snow also over higher ground.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist Jenny Rourke said: “As the front moves east across the country it will stall close to the east coast on Tuesday and then weaken leaving a rather cloudy set-up across much of the country through mid-week.”

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The high pressure will bring easterly winds which will force temperatures down across the country, especially in the east. From Wednesday there will be widespread frosts developing overnight across much of the UK with daytime temperatures struggling to get above 5°C during the day in the east with wind chill making it feel even colder. The western side of the UK won’t be much warmer with temperatures likely to be around 7°C during the day.

Jenny added: “The influence of the high pressure over Scandinavia is likely to stay with us, forcing a cold east to south-easterly airstream. It is likely to be a largely dry, albeit rather cloudy end to the week, with the best of any brighter breaks expected to develop towards the west and northwest. Some snow showers will develop in the east and northeast by Friday, with a small chance of these spreading to central and some western areas. Current indications are that, once the east to south-easterly winds set in they may stay with us into next week.”

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