NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 1st, 2016.
[vc_row padding_top=”14px” padding_bottom=”0px” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px”][text_output] 7:am UPDATE: One or two reports of snow up on the hills near Holywell but other than that the forecast snow appears to have held off for now – latest radar images and forecasts show we could still be in for some snow, hail and sleet during the morning and into the afternoon.
[/text_output][text_output]The met office has issued a ‘yellow alert’ for snow in Flintshire this evening.
Forecasters are predicting up to 10cm on higher ground in parts of north Wales.
The Met Office say showers or outbreaks of rain will turn wintry overnight, with the risk of a more prolonged spell of snowfall late in the night and during Wednesday morning, especially in the south.
This will give a covering of snow with 1-4 cm possible in places and locally 5-10 cm, these higher accumulations mainly above 200 m. Icy stretches on untreated roads and pavements are also likely to form.
Icy stretches on untreated roads and pavements are also likely to form.
Driving conditions could be tricky with potential for travel disruption into the Wednesday morning rush hour.
There remains some uncertainty as to where the greatest snowfall accumulations will occur though.[x_blockquote cite=” General Aviation briefing” type=”left”]03:00 – 05:00: SLIGHT SNOW (OR RAIN AND SNOW MIXED) IS EXPECTED AT THE AIRFIELD BUT NO SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED[/x_blockquote] [x_blockquote cite=” General Aviation briefing” type=”left”]05:00 – 06:00: SNOW (OR RAIN AND SNOW MIXED) IS EXPECTED AT THE AIRFIELD. MODERATE SNOWFALL IS FORECAST, WITH ACCUMULATIONS OF 1-2 CM. SNOW TYPE WET. VISIBILITY IS NOT EXPECTED TO FALL BELOW 600M IN THE SNOWFALL, WITH A MINIMUM VISIBILITY OF 2000M. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE GREATER THAN 15KT WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF DRIFTING[/x_blockquote]
The Met Office Chief Forecaster says:
“A cold front will move east and south across the United Kingdom through Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
This will introduce significantly colder air with frequent showers, these turning readily to sleet and snow even at low levels. 1 to 4 cm is expected in some areas by dawn Wednesday with up to 10 cm in places.
These higher accumulations are more likely over higher ground above 200 m but may also occur to low levels where showers are heavy and prolonged.
This is perhaps most likely across parts of Lancashire, the Manchester area and the Peak District and may result in local medium impacts.
Clear spells between showers will also lead to icy stretches forming on untreated surfaces.”[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row]