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The Met Office Issues A Warning For Eight Inches Of Snow This Weekend

Here we snow again: a snow warning has been issued ahead of yet another icy storm potentially coming to the UK this weekend.

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Up to eight inches of show could fall as forecasters warn so-called Storm Hannah is possibly building off the coast, just days after Storm Gareth battered the country.

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Yellow warnings for a trifecta of snow, rain and wind have been issued by the Met Office.

The blanket of snow is forecast from 4am to 9pm this Saturday.

Just days after Storm Gareth swept across the country, forecasters are predicting heavy snow over Northern Ireland, the north of England and southern Scotland.

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Credit: PA

If, as predicted, eight inches fall you'll need to brace yourself against heavy rain and high winds - which could reach speeds of 70mph on the coast.

"Saturday will be wet and windy with snow in some parts of the country, and Sunday will be brighter with showers across the country," a spokeswoman for the Met Office told the Sun.

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"There is a developing area of low pressure that is going to push northwards through the UK through Saturday. It will be quite wet with rain across the country.

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As the band of rain pushes north across the country, it's going to turn to snow. At the moment it could be a named weather system, it's not out of the question."

People are advised to keep an eye on weather warnings - if they are scaled up to amber, the storm could be named.

Meteorologist with The Weather Company, Eleanor Bell, told The Sun Online: "It'll be very unsettled through the week and into the weekend, with deep or active areas of low pressure bringing repeated wet and windy conditions.

"Repeated persistent and often heavy rain will bring a threat of flooding, particularly to the West, and snow for the Scottish Highlands."

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Credit: PA

Today there was a wind weather warning in place until 1pm across central and southern England.

Further north tomorrow, Nottingham to Newcastle will see strong, gusty winds from 5am-3pm despite sunny spells.

Skies will be cloudier in southern England and parts of Wales with outbreaks of rain.

Storm Gareth was the largest named storm to hit Britain since Storm Doris in February 2017.

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Amelia Jones

Amelia is a freelance journalist and editor specialising in beauty, health, fitness and lifestyle. She has previously worked for titles including Women's Health, Cosmopolitan, Stylist, Red and the Mail on Sunday. Follow her on Instagram @ameliajeanjones or contact her via email at ameliajeanjones@gmail.com.

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