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As you may be aware, we are expecting some heavy snow during Friday and into the weekend.  While this is not out of the ordinary for wintertime in the UK, the snow we are expecting may well lead to some disruption to your day.

Over this last week we’ve had temperatures gradually falling across the UK as easterly winds drawn in much colder air from Scandinavia.  This led to Wednesday night being the coldest night of the winter so far with a temperature down to -13.4C (8F) in Marham, Norfolk.

Things will start to get interesting on Friday with a battleground being set up across the UK with milder air and rain bumping into the very cold air currently over us.  This type of weather scenario is always a tricky one because whether you get rain, sleet or snow is determined by which air mass wins the fight.  Hence the finer detail can sometimes be uncertain with the forecast for any one location perhaps changing slightly.   

However, in this instance we are expecting the cold air to win and therefore bring us some significant snow with the main areas of disruption across Northern Ireland, Wales, parts of SW England and into SE England.   

Snow totals will be typically between 5-20cm in those worst hit areas with even 1-5cm falling in other parts.  Over the weekend there will be more but lighter snow affecting large parts of the country.

Be prepared for the possible disruption and stay tuned to the forecast throughout the morning with me on 5live.

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  • Comment number 15. Posted by zelda

    on 24 Jan 2013 19:07

    I am in the 1950s concrete conurbation called Stevenage....... for my sins. Born and bred here.

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  • Comment number 14. Posted by Sarnia

    on 24 Jan 2013 09:30

    Fine thanks Zelda. No snow here in Guernsey at mo although we did have quite a bit last Friday . Where are you in Herts? Mr. Sarnia is from Ware in Herts and my ancient ma-in-law still lives there!

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  • Comment number 13. Posted by zelda

    on 23 Jan 2013 15:18

    No worries Sarnia.... I hope you are well in this chilly weather. We still have laying snow here in Hertfordshire. I can't really get out as I get out of breath when I have to walk over snow so am pretty much stuck indoors and going stir crazy. Hopefully it will be gone soon.

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  • Comment number 12. Posted by Sarnia

    on 23 Jan 2013 10:11

    Oops sorry Zelda - that'll teach me to read the comments first before adding one of my own!!

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  • Comment number 11. Posted by Sarnia

    on 23 Jan 2013 10:07

    Nothing to do with weather - but I've read that Colin Murray is to be replaced on MOTD2 by Mark Chapman. Give Eleanor Oldroyd her old Sunday pm slot on 5 live back but whatever you do do not get rid of John Murray!

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  • Comment number 10. Posted by Jackstumps

    on 23 Jan 2013 07:56

    Where to start Zelda ... Let's hope this is the tip of the iceberg.

    Also have a look at The Guardian media page for 'speculation' on the next Five Live controller.

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  • Comment number 9. Posted by zelda

    on 22 Jan 2013 11:10

    You can always discuss this one...

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2266133/Colin-Murray-axed-Match-Day-2-presenter-Mark-Chapman-replacement.html

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  • Comment number 8. Posted by zelda

    on 20 Jan 2013 16:27

    Still snowing.............

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  • Comment number 7. Posted by zelda

    on 20 Jan 2013 13:59

    Weather report...............Snowing heavily again in Hertfordshire and has been for some hours. I can't get out and am fed up with it.

    Keeping the dream alive....

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  • Comment number 6. Posted by Jackstumps

    on 19 Jan 2013 17:08

    So Mr Wall, what have you been up to since December 21st? A complete shutdown on news from the station. One of the dullest festive offerings ever and absolutely no news of any of the badly needed changes to your presentation team or the station direction.

    We (your most important asset, the listener) are looking for change, for inspiration and a greatly upgraded radio station.

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