Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 8:46 AM EST
In just one day the Met Office have covered most of the UK in Amberin preparation of a severe cold weather event taking place in the next couple of days.
This is what they state as of today, and remember it was only yesterday (Monday) they made a short range prediction up to Wednesday, and now it's falling into line with the WeatherAction.com forecast produced on the 8th February (yes, last Friday)
Issued at: 0838 on Tue 12 Feb 2013
There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/snow between 0800 on Tuesday and 0800 on Thursday in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Please refer to the national Cold Weather Plan and your Trust's emergency plan for appropriate preventive action....click above Met Office link to read latest Amber warning report
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See below for latest Met Office forecast...: Updates to the Met Office link are made twice a day and the text will change
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Here is the Latest Met Office Cold Weather Alert Page link issued today
Latest Met Office 30 Day Forecast Link...Part used for 6 - Day WeatherAction.com period
Wednesday: Updated: 0311 on Tue 12 Feb 2013
Rain, sleet and snow in the north and west spreading southeastwards across the UK, not reaching the far southeast until late in the day. Snow increasingly confined to northern hills.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday: Updated: 0311 on Tue 12 Feb 2013
Rain clearing on Thursday, followed by brighter weather with a few showers Thursday and Friday. Clouding over with rain or drizzle possible on Saturday.
UK Outlook for Sunday 17 Feb 2013 to Tuesday 26 Feb 2013: Updated: 1157 on Tue 12 Feb 2013
Predominantly dry weather is likely to prevail over the UK through much of this period, although sunshine amounts will vary from day to day. As we move towards the middle of the first week, northern and northwestern parts of the UK may become somewhat more unsettled with rain or sleet at times, although any snow is likely to be confined to the hills at first. East and southeast Britain may also encounter a few wintry showers on occasion. In terms of temperatures, most places will be close to normal at first, with no more than patchy frost by night, but a downward trend is likely later in February, with frost becoming more widespread and daytimes feeling rather cold.
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