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Heavy snow warning in place for some but Birmingham set to escape wintry blast

Birmingham Mail logo Birmingham Mail 16/01/2021 Brett Gibbons
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Parts of the UK are expected see up to eight centimetres of snow in the coming hours, although Birmingham is likely to miss the bitter blast.

The temperature could be about 0C in areas of eastern England and parts of Scotland for much of Saturday, while an amber weather warning of heavy snow has been issued by the Met Office across eastern England.

Most of the rest of England and Scotland has a yellow snow alert in place which will last until Saturday evening - although Birmingham and the surrounding area is expected to escape the worst of the conditions.

Greg Dewhurst, a Met Office forecaster said: “Areas in eastern England and around the M25 could see up to 8cm of snow, especially as Saturday progresses.

“Other areas in England and Scotland will see some snowfall here and there, with Saturday being the colder of the two days over the weekend.

“Temperatures are unlikely to rise above 10C, with a lot of areas closer to freezing.”

The forecast for Birmingham and the West Midlands predicts scattered showers and occasional sunny spells during this afternoon.

It will be a dry evening although frost is possible in places.

A fine and dry day across the region on Sunday, with plenty of sunny spells and light winds.

It should be largely dry with sunny spells for Monday but rain moving in through the evening. Very wet and strong winds are anticipated throughout Tuesday, but these should ease later on Wednesday.

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