When your area will be hit by snow as Met Office issues severe weather warnings

Severe weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office as up to eight inches of snow threatens to hit parts of the UK.

Britain is braced for three days of potentially life-threatening weather including as much as 20cm of snow, 100mm of rain and 70mph gales.

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for snow, rain and wind ahead of a late winter storm – which could be named Storm Hannah – that threatens widespread travel disruption.

Up to 20cm (eight inches) of snow could fall on Saturday as a low pressure system moves across Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England.

The Met Office issued the snow, rain and wind warnings on Thursday to give Brits enough time to prepare for dangerous conditions and travel disruption.

Their yellow warning for snow affects all of Northern Ireland, much of Scotland and parts of northern England between 4am and 9pm on Saturday.

See below for our guide to when snow will hit your region.

The Met Office 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.

"Between 100m and 350m elevation, a mixture of rain, sleet and snow is more likely, but there is potential for accumulations of 2-5cm, and a small chance of 10cm should the precipitation be heavy enough to maintain snow for a longer duration.

"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."

North East England

Hill snow will spread overnight on Friday, the Met Office says.

Snow will then hit from Saturday to Monday, with hail showers on Sunday.

Persistent rain will also be heavy at times on Saturday.

North West England

Blustery showers will arrive from the north on Friday, perhaps with some hill snow and hail.

Saturday will be wet and occasionally windy, with possible hill snow.

Conditions will be brighter on Sunday, but hail and snow continues.

Yorkshire and Humber

Showers on Thursday will turn into heavy rain by Friday.

The outlook from Saturday looks cloudy with persistent rain and snow on higher ground.

By Monday it will be mostly dry.

East Midlands

Hail showers are expected to hit on Sunday, amid very windy conditions.

Until then, there will be outbreaks of rain which at times will be heavy.

By Monday it will be fine and dry.

West Midlands

Tonight will be wet and windy with a minimum temperature of 7C.

By tomorrow, it will be largely dry but will remain windy and will be cloudy in parts.

Some snow could hit on Sunday, although conditions will be brighter.

London and south east England

Snow is not forecast in the region over the coming days.

But there will be outbreaks of light rain from tonight, into tomorrow and over the weekend.


Snow is possible in parts of Wales on Saturday.

Until then, rain will accompany strong winds and will fall heavy at times, spreading eastwards across the region.

Monday will see sunny spells and light winds.

Northern Ireland

Snow is not expected to affect the region, but there will be outbreaks of rain tonight, on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday will be a bright day with scattered showers and a maximum temperature of 8C.

By Monday, the weather will be mild with rain in the west.

Scottish Highlands

Snow could be seen from tonight and into the early hours of the morning.

Tomorrow will be full of heavy showers but sunny spells will develop as the day progresses.

The weekend will be cold and breezy, but snow is not forecast.

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