An area of rain, sleet and snow is expected to spread eastwards across the area during Boxing Day before clearing during the evening and overnight. Some uncertainty surrounds how much snow will occur, but several centimetres of snow is likely even at low levels, especially in a swathe through Wales and the Midlands, where there is the potential for an amber warning. As precipitation clears, roads could turn very icy.
The public should be aware of the potential for disruption from snow. Please watch for updates to this warning, especially if travelling.A depression will track southeastwards across England and Wales during Boxing Day, clearing southeast England overnight. A spell of snow is likely, even to lower levels, on the northern flank of this depression. South of the depression centre, rain will fall, heavy at times.
There is more confidence now in the track of the depression, the main uncertainty revolving around the balance between rain and snow, which depends on the intensity. Where snow does occur accumulations of 2 to 4 cm are likely even to lower levels, with more than 10 cm on high ground. There is the risk of 10-15 cm, even at low levels, parts of Wales and the Midlands being most at risk. The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/