Snow warning issued for Preston for Tuesday and Wednesday

Posted on - 24th February, 2018 - 11:08am | Author - | Posted in - News, Weather
A snowy street in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall
A snowy street in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

The cold snap expected to hit Preston during the week has triggered a snow warning.


Met Office forecasters are warning of potential travel disruption throughout Tuesday (27 February) and Wednesday (28 February).

The yellow weather warning is in force for both days with weather forecasters saying there is ‘uncertainty in the extent of the snow’.

They say there is the potential for five to 10cm of snow where more frequent snow showers and persistent snow falls.

The warning states: “Snow showers or longer periods of snow are expected on Tuesday. There is the potential for travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could become cut off. Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.”

Read more: When snow fell in Preston – your pictures

Branded as the ‘Beast from the East’ a period of cold weather is to see day time temperatures be as low as minus two in some areas of the North West.

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