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Met Office issue yellow weather warning for ice in Preston

Posted on - 12th December, 2017 - 10:55am | Author - | Posted in - Weather
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A snowball fight in Penwortham – nice onesie! Pic: Cherry Alston

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice across Lancashire.

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The warning will be valid from 4pm today (December 12) until 11am tomorrow (December 13).

It states that icy surfaces could cause problems for those on the roads while there could be some small disruption to rail travel.

There is also a chance of snow, although this is expected to remain on higher ground.

A statement from the Met Office said: “A band of rain with some snow (this mostly on hills) will reach western Scotland and Wales on Tuesday afternoon and move quickly eastwards across all parts through the evening and overnight.

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“Whilst a brief spell of snow is likely, mostly on high ground in the north of the yellow area, the main hazard is likely to be icy surfaces where rain falls onto frozen ground.

“This risk is greatest across parts of Scotland and northern England where the impacts could locally be greater than elsewhere.

“Temperatures may then rise a little for a time overnight before falling again by Wednesday morning as cloud clears, so ice remains likely. In addition, some wintry showers may affect western Scotland on Wednesday morning.”

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