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Snowfall and freezing temperatures put Spring on hold in Preston

Posted on - 23rd March, 2013 - 12:59pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Weather
Light snow by the canal

Light snow by the canal

This should be the time of daffodils, lighter evenings and the first rays of sunshine beginning to give us a hope of Spring – but these frozen scenes show Preston still in the grip of winter.

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Tony Worrall was out with his camera this morning to capture the weekend’s snow fall and the Met Office still has a snow warning issued for Preston and Lancashire.

A spokesman from the Met Office said: “A slow-moving band of rain, sleet and snow will continue to affect many central parts of the UK during Saturday.

“Further accumulations of more than 5 cm are likely in places, with continued drifting of lying snow on strong easterly winds, mainly on hills. Ice will become the most widespread hazard, especially this evening.

“The public should be aware of the continued risk of disruption.”

Haslam Park in the snow

Haslam Park in the snow

A warning for drivers to watch out for ice on Sunday has also been issued as temperatures are set to plummet overnight.

Temperatures overnight on Saturday will not get above freezing and gusts of up to 40mph are expected to make it feel like -6.

Early on Sunday morning it will fall to -1 before stay at around 2 degrees for most of the day with strong winds expected to stay around causing it to feel like -5 by lunchtime.

Monday will see some sunshine but temperatures will still be around 3 degrees before eventually they start to rise to 4 or 5 degrees on Wednesday.

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Have a look at more pictures from Tony here:

Have you been out and about in the snow? What’s it like where you are? Send us any photos to [email protected] or upload them to the Preston Flickr group

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