Last night I issued a general guide where the snowfall was likely to be, where it’d turn back to rain and where would see the highest accumulations, todays models are out and there’s now a lot more confidence in just where the snow is likely to fall and because of that, I am issuing a Severe Weather Warning.

Warnings Map - Click to Enlarge


Valid: Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th February

Issued For: Heavy Snowfall

Through Saturday and into Sunday a series of advancing weather fronts from the West will push Eastwards across the country, as these hit the cold air rain will steadily turn to snow throughout the day producing some fairly significant accumulations in places.

Yellow: Snow will turn to rain through the day as milder air filters in, accumulations of 4-6cm possible especially over higher ground

Orange: These areas likely to see a more prolonged spell of heavy snow giving larger accumulations, however even here we’re likely to see the snowfall turning to rain.

RED: These areas likely to see the longest spell of snowfall giving significant accumulations, the map below is to be taken as a guide as exact depths are hard to predict. Western areas of this region may see snow turning to sleet and rain, however the further East you are the less likely this is to happen