Yellow warning for snow and ice

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for SW England, including Cornwall and Devon, for snow and ice.

The warning starts from 5pm this evening and ends at midnight on Friday, though the Sw is more likely to be affected on Friday as the weather system moves south.

Icy stretches are likely to form perhaps leading to some disruption to travel with snow falling for some places.

Showers, a mixture of rain sleet and snow, are expected to fall onto frozen surfaces leading to icy stretches forming.

In addition, a more persistent spell of rain and hill snow is likely to move south across northern England and north Wales during Thursday evening and night. This then gradually moving into parts of central and southwest England and southeast Wales on Friday.

Whilst ice is expected to be the most widespread hazard, snow is likely in places too. Here, snow is most likely to fall over the high ground of Wales and southwest England, with 2-5 cm possible.

Elsewhere, whilst some snowfall is possible, accumulations are likely to be slight and temporary. Freezing fog patches are also likely to persist and may prove an additional hazard with areas of visibility less than 100 m at times.


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