Snow risk ‘highest’ in northern England ahead of Preston’s yellow weather warning

Posted on - 7th February, 2024 - 9:48am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather, Roads, Transport
A snowy path across Avenham Park Pic: @jane
A snowy path across Avenham Park Pic: @jane

The risk of snow being ‘impactful’ this week is at its highest in the North of England, according to the Met Office.


A yellow weather warning, now updated after being issued on Monday, is in place for Preston from 6am on Thursday (February 8) to 6am on Friday (February 9).

It warns of disruption on the road and public transport network and covers the majority of the North of England and Wales.

Read more: Property developer behind Preston’s old Post Office hotel The Shankly declared bankrupt

The Met Office has now released a statement about the impact the snow could have.


Chris Almond, chief meteorologist at the Met Office said: “There’s an increased signal for wintry hazards as we move through the week as cold air from the north moves over the UK.

“It’s from Thursday that the snow risk becomes potentially impactful, as mild air attempts to move back in from the south, bumping into the cold air and increasing the chance of snow where the two systems meet.

“While there are still lots of details to work out, the initial snow risk looks highest in northern England and Wales from Thursday. 1-2cm is possible to low levels, with 10-20cm possible over the highest ground within the warning area. This snow is likely gradually change to sleet and rain later on from the south.”

Subscribe: Keep in touch directly with the latest headlines from Blog Preston, join our WhatsApp channel and subscribe for our twice-a-week email newsletter. Both free and direct to your phone and inbox.

Read more: See the latest Preston news and headlines

barton manor gym
caritas fostering advert
Preston in pictures Preston Bus 168 URN 168Y (Leyland Atlantean AN68D/2R - East Lancs)Preston Bus 177 DRN 177Y (Leyland Atlantean AN68D/2R - East Lancs)Preston Bus 213 F213 YHG (Leyland Lynx)Land & Water Barge On The CanalPreston Bus 212 F212 YHG (Leyland Lynx)Bridge over the River Ribble Preston Lancashire - Aug.2015Preston Bus 211 F211 YHG (Leyland Lynx)Stagecoach bus on the X2 service to Southport View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's email newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday and Wednesday rounding up our top stories and more.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

The Preston Guide

Discover local businesses and services near you.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Blog Preston email updates

Receive our digest of the biggest and best stories every Sunday to your email inbox

We respect your privacy and you can unsubscribe at any time from our emails