Weather forecasters have issued a warning of snow across the North West, including Preston, for Boxing Day.Advertisement
The Met Office are saying between 2cm and 4cm of snow is possible from 11am on Boxing Day through to the early hours of Saturday 27 January.
The chief forecaster’s statement says: “A depression developing over the Atlantic Ocean is expected to track east then southeastwards across the southern half of Britain during Boxing Day. A spell of snow is likely, even to lower levels, on the northern flank of this depression. South of the depression centre, rain will fall, heavy at times.
“There remains much more uncertainty than average regarding the track of this depression which in turn leads to uncertainty about the location of the heaviest precipitation and how much snow there will be. Where snow does occur accumulations of 2 to 4 cm are likely even to lower levels and in excess of 10 cm possible.”
Temperatures are expected to fall to between freezing and minus two degrees celsius overnight between Boxing Day and Saturday.
A cold snap is moving in with overnight temperatures on Saturday to Monday 29 December between -3 and -4.
Maximum day time temperatures are due to not get above 2 degrees on Sunday and Monday.