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Preston snow warning remains as temperatures plummet again

Posted on - 9th December, 2017 - 10:01pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Footprints in the snow from up above
Footprints in the snow from up above Pic: Chris Taylor

A warning of snow for Preston and Lancashire remains in force for throughout Sunday.

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The Met Office has a yellow warning for up to 5cm of snow during Sunday (10 December) in and around Preston.

An amber weather warning, the second-most serve level of weather warning, had been issued for areas just to the south of Preston but this has now been drawn further southwards.

The chief forecaster states: “A spell of snow is expected over a central swathe of the UK on Sunday. This snow starts to develop during the early hours of Sunday with the heaviest and most persistent snow then likely during Sunday morning.

“Within the warning area, 1-5 cm of snow is possible quite widely with up to 10 cm in places. Over higher ground, 20 cm is possible in a few places.”

Read more: Preston awakes to snow – here’s your pictures

Saturday (9 December) saw snow showers throughout the morning and the snow stuck as temperatures remained at freezing point.

Here’s your full forecast for Sunday:

6am-9am: Temperatures remain below freezing and this is the period we’re most likely to see some snow during. Sun rises at 8.17am.

9am-12noon: From 10am the temperature lifts to a high of 2 degrees at lunchtime. Light cloud is expected.

12noon-3pm: The high of two degrees is maintained until temperatures start to drop away from 3pm.

Runners out in Avenham Park during Saturday's Cheeky Santa Dash braved the cold conditions

Runners out in Avenham Park during Saturday’s Cheeky Santa Dash braved the cold conditions

3pm-6pm: Sunset at 3.50pm and by 6am it is back into minus numbers.

Read more: Icy conditions see crash on the M6 near Preston

6pm-12midnight: A very cold evening, temperatures fall to minus four overnight and down to minus five by the early hours of Monday morning.

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