Snow warning for parts of Preston and Lancashire for Saturday

Posted on - 15th January, 2021 - 12:06pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather, South Ribble News
Penwortham snow Pic: @janette__hall
Penwortham snow Pic: @janette__hall

Snow may cause some travel disruption in Preston and Lancashire this weekend.


The Met Office has placed a yellow weather warning for snow and ice over much of the North West for Saturday (16 January).

Starting from midnight and running through until 6pm, the bad weather is expected to cause travel disruption.

Snow in Ashton-on-Ribble Pic: Tony Worrall
Snow in Ashton-on-Ribble Pic: Tony Worrall

There is also a chance that power cuts may occur and that untreated pavements and cycle paths become dangerous, posing a greater risk of injury.

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A more in depth forecast says: “At first the main hazard may be rain falling onto frozen surfaces leading to ice, especially on higher level routes.

“However snow becomes more likely during the early morning. Heavier snowfall is more likely above 200 m in Scotland and northern England, where 5-10 cm of snow may accumulate, possibly 20 cm on highest routes.

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“At lower levels and further south, 2-5 cm of snow may accumulate in places, but the situation is finely balanced, with the possibility that most lower-lying areas, especially in the east, will see rain or sleet rather than snow.”

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