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SNOW!!!! met office warning now Red for S Wales

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K Report 17 Jan 2013 13:17

Just to warn you - the Met Office has now updated the amber snow warning to a red warning for the South Wales valleys tomorrow as below:-

A band of snow, heavy in places, will spread northeastwards across Wales and the southwestern half of England, during Friday morning, lasting through the afternoon and evening across much of Wales, the Midlands, southern and parts of southeast England. Winds will strengthen, leading to drifting of lying snow.

Many parts of the Red Warning area are likely to have 20-30 cm of snow with strong southeasterly winds causing blizzards, severe drifting of lying snow and thus severe disruption. The public should avoid all non-essential journeys.

Elsewhere, accumulations of more than 5-10 cm of snow will occur quite widely, with 15 cm in some western parts of the Amber area, falling within 3-6 hours. The public should be prepared for disruption, including altering travel plans.


AnnCardiff Report 17 Jan 2013 14:53



Merlin Report 17 Jan 2013 15:03

Cold and cloudy here in East Sussex, looks as though we,re going to get it tonight though,Plenty of Logs, Coal and Food in save going out in it. Brrrrr.


AnnCardiff Report 17 Jan 2013 15:11

30 cm is roughly a foot!!!!


AnninGlos Report 17 Jan 2013 15:27

I suppose we could or could not catch some of that lot here. Got our shopping in this afternoon anyway just in case.

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 17 Jan 2013 15:33

Just started Snowing here again in Nottingham.


supercrutch Report 17 Jan 2013 15:33

Earlier in week they said we would get it on West Wales coast, yesterday no, it would miss us. Today we are due for it again tomorrow (just).

Due to go back to the Valleys on Monday so we cannot make a decision until then whether we travel or not.



KathleenG Report 17 Jan 2013 15:51



AnnCardiff Report 17 Jan 2013 17:56

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)


Kuros Report 17 Jan 2013 17:58

I'm right in the red area.



Mersey Report 17 Jan 2013 18:36

Snowing now....Humungousley !!! :-D :-D :-D

Thanks Brenda, will be going back in the spring when parents caravan opens back up :-D

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 17 Jan 2013 18:43

Decided not to go tonight.looking at the forecast it would be foolish.May not happen till morning,but could be icy down Conwy Valley.Have taken your advice John!!!
Where is your parent's caravan Mersey?will have to have a meet up when you're here.
Stay warm everyone!

Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 17 Jan 2013 19:10

It's just started snowing here in Prestatyn north wales :-(


GinN Report 17 Jan 2013 19:13

Norfolk - parts of the county are Amber alert for snow by tomorrow morning, expecting 5 to 10 cm, depending on area. More snow Saturday, in fact, all days up to Tuesday looking dodgy. Winds are going to get up, so we may have blizzards and drifting. Not as bad as what is expected for Wales, though! Very cold here, has never got above minus 2c during today. Everything looks beautiful, though, especially the trees and bushes. We're putting out plenty of food for the birds, they really need it at the moment.
Take care, Everybody, wherever you are.


**Ann** Report 17 Jan 2013 19:14

Light snow off and on here in NWales most of the afternoon. Just have a is freezing hard though so if we get some overnight it will be treacherous on roads tomorrow. The wind has become quite gusty now....
:-0 :-0


Mersey Report 17 Jan 2013 19:16

Its in Pendyfynn Hall Brenda, right through the mountain tunnel and first left , following the country lane and there I am ....Parents have had it for years its so quiet, and the area is lovley :-D

I should add to the welsh thread but I darent LOL....


JustJohn Report 17 Jan 2013 19:47

Brenda. I am very relieved. You are ok usually along coast road because the air is so salty , but as soon as you go inland it can be very treacherous. Many was the time that I took coast road through Prestatyn and Flint to Chester when A55 was impassible. Usually up the Rhuallt. But I would not have turned left past the Bay towards Llanrwst and beyond for all the lamb in Gwynedd tonight.

Talking about 15cm here tonight (6") and up to 30cm (12") just east of here in Gwent (Monmouthshire). :-(


SuffolkVera Report 17 Jan 2013 20:12

Suffolk - similar forecast to that given by GeordieinNorfolk. Snow expected to reach here again late morning/early afternoon and carry on all day. As the snow from Monday and Tuesday hasn't thawed it could end up quite treacherous. Even a gritting lorry managed to slide off the road into a ditch about 3 miles from here.

We are supposed to be going to a surprise birthday party for bil in Essex tomorrow, staying overnight and getting back for a dinner near Bury St. Edmunds on Saturday, but I don't know whether we will make it.

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 17 Jan 2013 20:52

Didnt know you cared John!! Seriously though I do know what it can be like just half a mile inland.I lived in Gwaenysgor at one time and though only 1/2 mile up the hill from Prestatyn ,,,by the start of Offas Dyke,it was a different world.
When I lived in Dolwyddelan ,well I got stuck a few times and carried shovel,blankets ,food,ashes,and even got snow chains...and that's only 5 miles from Betws.
No snow here yet.The coast is still clear.
Wouldn't be surprised if saxophone/ clarinettist doesn't get there tonight as he lives in Dolgellau.

Mersey....let me know when you come to Wales in the better weather.


JustJohn Report 17 Jan 2013 21:06

Brenda. You are my favourite :-D :-D I can't blow my own trumpet, but.....

No snow here yet either. About 1am it is due to start here and you will be an hour behind probably as it is coming in from south west of you. Forecast did seem to suggest it would be a lot earlier ie now. :-0