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Schools staying open as amber warning for snow updated

Snow expected earlier but on higher ground

Schools are staying open today and the amber warning has been updated to say snow is now expected earlier but on even higher ground above 800ft.

That warning is in place until 11pm tonight.

Government says, however, there may still be some disruption to travel for routes on higher ground, but due to a milder temperature with the updated forecast the majority of the Island is expected to see rain and sleet.

Motorists are being asked to ensure they drive to the conditions.

Ronaldsway Met Office says areas above that height are most at risk of seeing significant accumulations of snow (5-10cm) with the possibility of 15-20cm above 1200ft. Given the strength of the wind significant blowing snow is possible leading to deep drifts in places, more especially towards the west of the island.

Meanwhile, a separate yellow warning for coastal overtopping has been issued between 8am today and 1am tomorrow.

Strong easterly winds are expected to bring waves and debris onto the promenades of Laxey, Douglas and Ramsey. 

High tide is at 10am and 10:40pm.

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