WE’RE WATCHING A WEATHER FRONT AND PREPARED TO RESPOND
Yesterday we advised that we’re tracking a weather front for snow, ice, and wind across our region on Sunday. That weather front remains but the Met Office has issued an additional weather warning that we’re monitoring.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for a band of snow and risk of ice accretion, with a few centimetres of snow accumulating on lower ground, and up to 15cm on higher ground expected across all parts, with some gales on higher ground. In addition, the Met Office has issued an amber warning for a period of freezing rain and snow with strong winds of up to 50mph, most likely affecting higher ground. Our current view is that these weather fronts will be impacting our region from the early hours of Sunday through to late evening; with low temperatures persisting throughout.
Our organisation is already on a storm footing. The relevant teams are on standby and ready to be diverted onto the storm response should this materialise. We also have a fleet of generators ready to be deployed where they are the most effective way of restoring supplies.
We will continue to monitor the situation over the weekend, standing ready to respond accordingly and make sure that we let you know what is happening. In the meantime, we have made contact with the relevant Local Resilience Forums to keep them updated.
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