Transport delay warnings as snows move north

Hotel News - 02/02/2009

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The Met office is predicting that the heavy snow hitting south-eastern England will move north of the Scottish border during the next couple of days.

Weather forecasters do not expect the snows in Scotland to be as severe as the “extreme weather” seen in the south of England, but may be sufficient to cause transportation disruptions.

Helen Chivers, of the Met office, predicted: “There are sleety snow showers over the east coast of Scotland today and by tomorrow morning there might be one to two centimetres of snow over the Borders, Dumfries and Galloway and all the way up through Glasgow and across in Edinburgh and Inverness.”

She noted also: “The heaviest snowfalls in Scotland may well come through Wednesday to Thursday, bringing the risk of disruption to traffic.”

In the mountains, snowfall of five centimetres is anticipated, which is normal for the Scottish mountains at this time of the year.

“I don't think it will be extreme in Scotland,” Chivers added. The east coast will most likely see the majority of the snow, which may turn to rain due to the warmer temperatures prevalent by the sea.

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