Ice Warning & ‘Severe conditions’ Expected As Met Office Issues Rare Amber Cold Weather Warning

Ice Warning & ‘Severe conditions’ Expected As Met Office Issues Rare Amber Cold Weather Warning

Things are about to get a bit brisk up North with big coats that may be needed tomorrow after Met Office issues a rare amber cold weather warning.

The warning mentions that there is a 90 percent probability of severe cold weather and icy conditions across parts of England.

North Yorkshire and the East Coast are expecting ice covering in large areas as Met Office issues the amber warning from 6pm on Wednesday 7th December until 9am on Monday 12th December 12. 

The Met Office has said that this period is ‘likely’ due to icy surfaces. Guidance for people living in these areas has been given and includes giving yourself extra time on journeys, and being wary of icy surfaces on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

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Frequent wintry shows along the coast could lead to the formation of icy patches with snow expected on high ground with the potential for a few centimetres of accumulation on the North York Moors.

covers all of Yorkshire and other parts of the north and poses increased risks to vulnerable groups and those who require social and healthcare services.

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The Met Office forecasted snow earlier this month said: ” Rather cold conditions are expected to turn colder across much of the UK later Wednesday and through Thursday as air from the Arctic spreads south across the country. Very cold nights are expected, with widespread frosts and potentially severe frosts.

“Daytime temperatures persisting near or just above freezing, with overnight temperatures continuing to trend downwards. Wintry showers are also likely to affect some coasts, perhaps pushing into some inland areas at times, bringing a risk of icy patches.”

Places that can expect snow are Sheffield, Bradford, Huddersfield and York areas from early morning until 12 noon on Friday 9th December.

The Met Office has forecast snow for the UK – saying “heavy showers and snow” are possible in the coming days. Meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: “We do have this extensive area of low cloud, mist and fog patches through central and southern parts of the UK.

“Snow and snow showers are expected at times across high-ground areas. Temperatures are likely to be below normal through the period, possibly feeling rather cold.”

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