Scotland May Suffer Boxing Day Blizzards, Met Office Says | Snow
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Parts of Scotland could experience blizzard-like conditions on Boxing Day, forecasters have warned.
The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for up to 10 cm (4 inches) of snow in parts of the country, with the most severe snow in the more hilly parts.
A spokesperson for the Met Office said: ‘As an area of rain moves north, it looks like snow is turning to snow over parts of northern England, then south and central. Scotland.
“Accumulations of 2 to 4 cm of snow are possible above 200 meters and 5 to 10 cm above 300 meters.
“Coupled with strong winds, gusting to 35 to 45 mph in places, this will likely lead to difficult travel conditions on the Pennine and Cumbrian roads, as well as the southern highlands, in the early hours of Sunday.
“Temporary blizzard conditions may be encountered above about 300 or 400 meters elevation. These conditions are likely to shift over some more hilly areas of central Scotland on Sunday morning as the snow turns to rain more to the south. “
The weather service said parts of Scotland including Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Perth and Kinross, and Stirling would be affected.
The yellow warning, which stretches across northern England, is expected to end at noon.
On Saturday, the service said it had been a white Christmas for parts of the UK as people in Shetland and eastern Scotland woke up to a blanket of snow.
A video on Twitter, posted by Braemar, Ballater and Deeside Weather Page, showed heavy snowfall in Braemar.
But the weather didn’t stop people from braving the sea on Christmas Day, especially at Portobello Beach in Edinburgh and Montrose, Angus.
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