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UK weather forecast – Brits warned heavy snow & amber warnings could cause ‘blizzard conditions’ over the weekend

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An amber warning, the Met Office’s second highest alert level, warns of persistent snow hitting central and northern Scotland from midnight on Friday to 6pm on Saturday.

Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said conditions could see up to 30cm (11.8 inches) building up during that period in areas above an elevation of about 150 metres.

“So quite widespread and quite significant snow accumulations in that region of Scotland,” he said.

Forecasters said the wintry conditions could lead to long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air links, while roads may become blocked by deep snow, leaving drivers stranded.

Some communities “might be cut off for several days” and “long interruptions” to power supplies could occur, the Met Office warned.

Mr Claydon said yellow warnings were in place for “rain hazards” over Northern Ireland and parts of North East England on Wednesday and into Thursday.

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