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Midlands set for up to six inches of snow tonight

2015-01-20 15:22:57

Lucy Newsholme
Brierley Hill by Lucy Newsholme

Almost six inches of snow could fall on high ground in the West Midlands tonight, the Met Office has warned.

It issued a yellow warning, an indication of possible severe weather, for snow and ice between 4pm today and noon tomorrow.

The Met Office also warned of possible transport disruption.

It said: "An area of snow is expected to extend across the Midlands.

"Accumulations of three to eight centimetres are likely in places, perhaps ten to 15cm very locally on high ground.

"The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to transport."

More frosty nights are forecast with temperatures plunging well below zero at night.

But it could become milder from Friday as new Atlantic fronts move in, with temperatures lifting to 7C by late afternoon.

It will be changeable next week, becoming windy with a risk of gales.

A satellite image released by Birmingham-based The Weather Channel showed the anticipated path of snowfall expected to hit Birmingham and the Black Country this evening.


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