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Met Office issues Boxing Day snow warning for Wokingham

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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Wokingham borough

The Met Office has warned that Wokingham could be hit with snow on Boxing Day.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for 6pm this evening all the way through to 1am on Wednesday, December 27.

The forecast could – and probably will – change, but the Met Office is warning that heavy rain due to hit the borough tonight is likely to turn to snow in places.

Some forecasters have suggested that between 15cm and 20cm (6in and 8in) is possible.
In the yellow weather warning, the Met Office said that some roads and railways are likely to be affected, giving longer journey times. Air travel could also be disrupted as a result.

Although a warning is in place, the Met Office’s latest forecast suggests that Wokingham will see, at worst, sleet rather than snow and the most likely time for snow to fall will be tomorrow morning around 6am, similar to the snowfall that blanketed parts of the borough on Sunday, December 10.

As with the snow earlier this month, it could also be very localised, with some parts of the borough seeing hefty falls, while other parts get away with a light dusting or just rain.

However, forecasting snow is tricky and the forecast will be updated and revised as the day goes on.

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The Met Office’s latest forecast suggests snow could fall overnight in Wokingham borough – but it could also be rain or sleet!

The current warning from The Met Office is this:

“Heavy rain turning to snow in places. An area of heavy rain will extend northeast across the area later on Tuesday, easing from eastern areas on Wednesday.

“The rain is likely to turn to snow in places, mainly over higher ground, initially across Wales, then across parts of central and eventually southern England.

“Some roads and railways are likely to be affected by longer journey times due to standing water or snow.

“Some delays to air travel due to snow are possible. There is also a smaller chance that individual homes and businesses could be flooded.”

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