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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.

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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.

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

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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.”

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