Heavy Snowfall Predicted For Southern Scotland, Northern Ireland

Heavy snowfall is predicted for southern Scotland and Northern Ireland by the British Met Office. Travelers are warned for other places including Central Scotland, Fife, Tayside, Lothian and Borders and Strathclyde.

The snowfall could be between 15 cm and 25 cm on higher ground and for the lower levels up to 10 cm.

Tuesday saw a huge snowfall too and motorists were stuck in their cars on the M74. Moffat Mountain Rescue Team was called for their rescue in Lanarkshire.

Several southbound and northbound carriageways were closed due to heavy snowfall. Schools were shut on Tuesday.

Drivers are suggested to check their speed and to use gentle inputs. It is better to keep more distance between cars than usual days and to approach corners at a steady speed, if possible in low gear. Know the ventilation system of the car very well to prevent steaming up and give more warnings to other drivers.

The southern parts of United Kingdom was bitterly cold and windy and in London the temperatures at night to go above -1C.

Met Office spokesman said, “It’s looking pretty unsettled, there’s a lot of weather to come.”

The office added some heavy showers is expected and this may increase centimeters of snow.

Meanwhile, motorists endured several minor collisions and the major disruption is seen on the M9, M80, A720, M77, A7, M73 and A9 at Dalwhinnie due to sleet and snow.

Breakdown cover provider Green Flag said the treacherous wintry conditions may cause more than 120,000 breakdowns and hence it is suggested the drivers to do all they can to stay safe.