Birmingham snow alert - UK Met Office in second weather warning as temperatures set to plummet to -6°C

Met Office issues second weather warning for Birmingham in a matter of days.

The Met Office has issued a new yellow status weather warning of snow for Birmingham.

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The warning, which was issued on Friday, is valid from 12.00am to 10.00am on Saturday.

“An area of rain will move southwards across central, southern and southeast England on Saturday morning,” reads the warning on the Met Office website.

“Whilst this is expected to be mostly of rain there is a chance that this will turn to snow in places, even to low levels.

“There is a chance of 2-5 cm of snow falling in some locations and perhaps up to 8 cm over some of the higher ground above 150-200 m.

“Were this to occur some disruption is likely but this would be short lived with any snow melting during the morning.

“The most likely outcome is that most places will see rain with only a little sleet or snow in the heaviest bursts,” the Met Office said.

The snow warning runs alongside a yellow status warning issued earlier in the week.

The wind alert is valid from 12.00am to 6.00pm on Saturday.

“Storm Arwen will bring high winds to most areas during Saturday,” said the Met Office of its wind warning for Birmingham.

“Gusts will widely reach 55 to 65 mph in many coastal areas with the highest gusts in coastal parts of east Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, southwest England and northeast England where gusts in excess of 65 mph are expected in some areas.

“Winds will slowly ease from the northwest during the day,” stated the Met Office.

What to expect as a result of the snow warning:

- There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel

- There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off

- There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

What to expect as a result of the wind warning:

- Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible.

- Some damage to trees, temporary structures and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen.

- Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible.

- Some roads and bridges may close.

- Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

- Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.