**Weather Advisory Issued**

December 14, 2011

Weather Warnings


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Issued For: Strong Winds, Heavy Rain & Snowfall

Valid: Thursday 15th December 15:30 – Friday 16th December 17:00

Through the course of late Thursday afternoon and through into Thursday night a deepening area of Low Pressure is expected to track across Southern England, due to the current uncertainties with the tracking a weather advisory is being issued, this is likely to be upgraded to a weather warning during the day on Thursday.

As this weather system pushes through an area of heavy rain and strong winds will begin to effect Southern parts of England and Wales, gusts of up to 65mph are likely in exposed locations, this is likely to give rise to some very dangerous driving conditions.

Heavy snowfall may also be a problem along the M4 Corridor Northwards into the Southern Midlands and Wales, areas above 200m may see a period of heavy snowfall leading to significant accumulations of 10-15cm in localised areas. Further South whilst snowfall is unlikely, periods of transient rain, sleet and snow cannot be ruled out, particularly through the course of Friday afternoon. The red dots on the map above indicate where heavy snow is most likely, please be aware that this only takes into account areas above 200m, below this, a mixture of rain sleet and snow seems possible North of the M4, with accumulations of around 2-5cm locally.

An Update will be issued on Thursday where we are likely to see Weather Warnings being issued.

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