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Snow warning issued for Preston and Lancashire from Sunday afternoon

Posted on - 13th January, 2013 - 11:53am | Author - | Posted in - News, Weather
Moor Park pictured with a dusting of snow in December 2010

Moor Park pictured with a dusting of snow in December 2010

Weather forecasters are issuing snow warnings for Preston and the North West as a band of snow and ice sweeps in from the East.

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The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning asking residents to be aware and expect some disruption to travel.

The band of snow will work its way in over the Pennines and is expected to start from 1pm on Sunday 13 January.

Around 1-3cm are expected across some areas of Lancashire although it will not settle everywhere.

On Monday it is expected to snow again in the early hours of the morning and it will intensify later in the day.

The Met Office states: “Through the day there is the risk of 5cm accumulations in places, and more than that above 200m.

“It is quite possible that the Alert will be upgraded to an amber Warning if confidence increases.

“The public are advised to monitor the forecast and to be aware of the risk of disruption to travel.”

Temperatures in Preston could drop as low as -6 degrees on Monday 14 January, with temperatures potentially plummeting to -3 degrees on Saturday 12 January and staying that way on Sunday.

Get the latest weather forecast below from the Met Office

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

The snow is expected to clear from Tuesday 15 January.

Image credit to Jazzbeat. Remember if you take any snow photos over the coming days, pop them in the Preston Flickr group.

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