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'Bitterly cold winds' set to bring snow to the region

Snowman in Newbiggin Credit: ITV Border

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice across the Border region, with 'bitterly cold winds' bringing temperatures not far from freezing.

During Friday between the early hours of the morning until 6pm, 2-5 cm of snow is likely to fall, with icy surfaces forming overnight. This is expected to cause travel delays and cancellations to public transport, with potential interruptions to power supplies.

On Sunday, heavy snow is possible between 4am and 11.55pm. Motorists are warned this could lead to vehicles becoming stranded in difficult driving conditions. Access to rural communities could also be cut off.

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Further ice warning issued for Cumbria and southern Scotland

A yellow warning suggests that severe weather is possible Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice in Cumbria and southern Scotland.

Ice is likely to form on Friday evening and overnight into Saturday on roads, pavements and cycle paths that haven't been gritted.

Snow showers are also expected on high grounds. Drivers are warned there is a risk of slippery surfaces which will make driving conditions difficult.


Weather update: Flood warnings issued in Cumbria

A number of flood warnings have been issued in Cumbria following alerts of heavy rain and gale force winds across the Border region.

Where are flood warnings in place?

  • Dragley Beck at Ulverston from Dragley Beck Bridge on Well Lane downstream to South Ulverston
  • Keswick Campsite
  • Poaka Beck, The Yarl, Hagg Gill and Butts Beck at Dalton in Furness including Town Centre, Queen St
  • Poaka Beck, The Yarl, Hagg Gill and Butts Beck at Dalton in Furness, including other areas
  • River Ehen at Egremont, Bleach Green, Ennerdale Mill, Springfield Rd, Vale View, Wood Bank
  • River Greta at Keswick, Fitz Park and Riverside Flats Areas
  • River Greta at Keswick, Keswick Campsite, Rugby Club and Quinta
  • River Kent at Burneside, Steeles Row and Carling Steps
  • River Kent at Kendal, Benson Green, Burneside Rd, Gilthwaite Rigg, and St Johns Ambulance
  • Wiza Beck & Black Beck at Wigton, Station Rd
15 flood alerts have also been issued to parts of Cumbria Credit: GOV.UK

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Wind and rain warnings in force across the Border region

Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for heavy rain in Cumbria and southern Scotland between 8am Wednesday and 4am Thursday.

Several flood alerts have also been issued across Cumbria. Drivers are advised to expect travel delays as flooding and spray is set to affect roads.

Flood alerts issued across Cumbria Credit: GOV.UK

Strong winds are expected to move east over Cumbria between 9am Wednesday and 7am Thursday.

Delays to public transport are expected as the bad weather adds to the difficult travel conditions.

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Yellow weather warning issued for Southern Scotland

Yellow wind warning Credit: Met Office

A yellow weather warning for wind has been issued across Dumfries and Galloway, Lothian, and the Borders.

Winds are most likely to gust between 50 and 60 mph across much of the warning area.

The warning is in place until 3pm today in association with ex-Ophelia

Public transport might be effected with delays and road closures. Power cuts and damage to buildings could also happen.

The warning area has reduced from southwest Scotland and northwest England as winds are easing here.


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