Published: Wed, February 07, 2018
Health Care | By Oscar Goodwin

Met office issue weather warning of snow and ice for Wakefield

Met office issue weather warning of snow and ice for Wakefield

Charities and safety campaigners warn not to go out during the worst of the weather and stock up on essentials.

The cold weather is set to remain into tomorrow with another frosty start thanks to lows of around -2C to -3C.

North Devon could see some snow this week as the Met Office places the region under a yellow alert for snow and ice.

His colleague Dan Holley tweeted that slow-moving snow showers in north Norfolk this morning could see snow from Burnham Market east to Bacton - and up to six miles inland.

"A similar picture will follow for much of the week with cold, dry weather interspersed with wintry showers".

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Slight accumulations are expected in places, especially on higher ground.

The chief forecaster's assessment adds: 'Snow is likely to be confined to hills above 100 metres over Northern Ireland, but to low levels elsewhere.

Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill said: "There are indications of quite a prolonged cold period".

The Met Office has this morning issued further warnings ahead of what is expected to be one of the coldest spells of weather so far this year.

Most of Britain will experience sub-zero temperatures throughout the week.

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Triggered by the Met Office if there is a risk of 60% or above for heavy snow and/or widespread ice, or average temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius for 48 hours or longer.

A yellow weather warning is in place for East Anglia today and into tomorrow.

Patchy snowfall has been seen across the country overnight - with most of what's still to come expected to affect western counties.

"Ice may form on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths". The cold snap now enveloping the United Kingdom isn't expected to go away until at least next weekend.

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