Snow warning for the Isle of Wight


Forecasters have warned more rain, high winds and even snow could be on its way this week.

The warning stretches from the east coast, across the Midlands, down to London and the south coast.

The Met Office has this afternoon issued a yellow level warning for snow covering Sunday, saying showers are likely throughout the day, forming in the Thames estuary and then moving westwards.

Meanwhile, yellow warnings have been issued from midday on Wednesday to Thursday noon in Northern Ireland because of the likelihood of persistent and occasionally heavy rain and the resulting danger of flooding.

The latter part of the week will see a return to colder temperatures, according to the Met Office.

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"Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services".

She said by Friday the rain would be confined to the east and there would be dryer conditions elsewhere.

Cold air from the Arctic is heading to the United Kingdom - and we're set to see more snow and ice in the region this weekend.

She said there was a higher risk of snow on Sunday as the cold air moved across the southern half of the country but that it would not compare to the conditions caused by the so-called Beast from the East at the beginning of the month.

As this air crosses the North Sea snow showers will form on Sunday, and could well merge into convergence lines producing 2-5 cms of snow in places.