Met Office issue ice warning for Preston and parts of Lancashire as ‘rapid freeze’ on the way

Posted on - 11th January, 2021 - 11:41am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather, South Ribble News
A frozen canal at Ashton-on-Ribble Pic: Tony Worrall
A frozen canal at Ashton-on-Ribble Pic: Tony Worrall

It is set to be an icy afternoon in Preston and Lancashire as a yellow weather warning is placed over much of the country.


The ice warning is set to last from 3pm today (Monday 11) until 11am tomorrow (Tuesday 12.)

Icy stretches will form on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths as the rain and snow clears through the night.

Read more: Watch latest progress on Preston Western Distributor in frosty aerial scenes

This means there will be a higher likelihood of accidents and injuries due to icy surfaces.

A more in depth forecast says: “Rain and snow will clear southwards later Monday and overnight into Tuesday, with a rapid freeze following.

“Some hilly areas will see a further cover of 1-3 cm snow beforehand.

The latest weather updates in your area can be seen below

“Ice will become widespread over northern Scotland from around dusk, much of the rest of Scotland by late evening or the early hours, and across northern England later in the night.”

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