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UK Weather Forecast: SNOW warning in place for Cumbria and Southern Scotland on SATURDAY

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.

Credit: Met Office

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

Between 100 m and 350 m elevation, a mixture of rain, sleet and snow is more likely, but there is potential for accumulations of 2-5 cm, and a small chance of 10 cm 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.

UK Weather Forecast: Storm Gareth brings risk of damaging winds to Cumbria and Southern Scotland

Strong west to northwesterly winds are expected from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday with possible transport disruption.

Gusts of 70mph are possible overnight.

What to expect:

Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer

Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely

Some short term loss of power and other services is possible

It's likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are affected by spray and/or large waves.

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UK Weather Forecast: An unsettled weekend for Cumbria and the South of Scotland - but it is not all bad news

This Evening and Tonight:

Outbreaks of heavy rain will bring some poor conditions across the northwest this evening.

Rain will clear to the east, with isolated showers overnight. Towards dawn heavy rain and strong winds may return, bringing some hill snow.

Minimum temperature 1 °C.

Saturday:

Heavy rain, hill snow and stronger winds should clear quickly through the morning, but otherwise it will be a breezy day across the region with isolated heavy, blustery showers.

Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

The unsettled theme will continue through the outlook with spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier or more showery periods.

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