Winter roads update

Winter Action Plan for Friday 26 November 2021

Short term forecast

Today will be very unsettled, with heavy rain. Snow will fall on higher ground, increasingly falling down to lower levels through the day. Blizzard conditions are likely, especially on the hills.

 

The area of heavy rain and snow will move southwards this evening. It will be a very cold and windy night. Further snow showers will blow in from the north, and it will continue very windy.

 

Tomorrow, the strong northerly flow will continue. There will be further blustery showers, these often will be of snow. There will also be spells of sunshine at times, however. Feeling very cold.

 

Road conditions:

Road Surface Temperatures (RSTs) will drop below zero tonight with clear spells and the onset of wintry precipitation. Spells of sleet and wet snow are likely, and around 200m, snow could settle in places. Some uncertainty remains regarding snow amounts.   High confidence regarding the weather scenario.

 

Action planned on all routes this afternoon and tomorrow morning, refer to Action Plan for further detail.