The warning continues: “Some high ground exposed to strong easterly winds could see as much as 50cm building up by Saturday morning.
“However some places close to the east coast may see only small amounts of snow settling.
“The strong easterly winds will likely lead to drifting snow, temporary blizzard conditions, and ice forming on exposed power lines and phone masts.
“Persistent snow should ease on Saturday, though snow showers will follow.”
The warnings remains in place until 6am on Saturday,
Elsewhere, the weather warning for the north east of England remains in place from Tuesday, lasting until lunchtime on Saturday.