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Snow warning issued for Preston and Lancashire from lunchtime on Friday

Posted on - 13th February, 2014 - 7:52pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Weather
Light snow by the canal

Light snow by the canal

First it was the wind, and now it is snow. Does this weather ever stop?

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The Met Office has issued a snow warning for Preston and Lancashire, currently set at a yellow warning which is the lowest level.

Forecasters predict very difficult driving conditions from 12noon until just before midnight on Friday 14 February.

A statement from the Met Office says: “An area of rain will move across the UK from the south on Friday afternoon and into the evening.

“The public should be aware of the potential for very poor conditions and disruption to travel due to snow as well as temporary blizzard conditions over the higher routes, due to strong winds accompanying the system.”

The snow is expected to mainly fall on higher ground, but plunging temperatures could see it move into more urban areas.

The chief forecaster at the Met Office says they are still uncertain about the intensity and timings of the weather system bringing this cold front.

On Wednesday evening Preston was battered by up to 80mph gusts through some parts of the city – with trees upended and many people having to call out roofers to fix tiles and guttering.

One thing is for sure, it’s going to be a windy and chilly Valentine’s night for many.

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