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More snow and ice warnings issued for Preston and Lancashire this week

Posted on - 29th December, 2020 - 2:25pm | Author - | Posted in - Fylde News, Preston News, Preston weather, Ribble Valley News, South Ribble News, Wyre News
Snowy scene on the Lancaster Canal at Preston Pic: Tony Worrall
Snowy scene on the Lancaster Canal at Preston in previous years Pic: Tony Worrall

A yellow weather warning is in force for first icy conditions and then snow during this week.

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for North West England.

The warning is for this evening at 6pm (Tuesday 29 December) to 10am (Wednesday 30 December).

Drivers are warned there are likely to be icy surfaces causing difficult driving conditions.

It is said that showers will affect parts of north Wales on Tuesday evening, then parts of northwest England and the northwest Midlands overnight. 

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As temperatures fall below freezing some ice is likely to form on untreated surfaces.

Showers may be wintry on high ground with 1-3 cm snow settling above 300 metres.

People are warned that some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces and probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

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A second warning, for snow, is in force for 6pm on Wednesday (30 December) through until 2pm on New Year’s Eve (31 December).

Between one to three centimetres of snow is expected.

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