Posted: Fri 13th Jan 2017

Updated: Fri 13th Jan

Met Office issue yellow alert for ice as possibility of sleet and snow lingers

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017

The Met Office has issued a ‘yellow warning’ for Flintshire and surround area due to icy conditions which are expected this afternoon.


A guide to Met Office weather warnings


The Met Office has removed the specific yellow snow warnings for Flintshire however, an aviation weather alert sent out at 11.27am on Friday warns of moderate snowfall or rain mixed with snow (commonly known as sleet ;-)) at Hawarden airfield between 8pm and 12am on Saturday.

Flintshire got away with a fairly light dusting of snow mainly on higher ground, in lower lying Deeside sleet, hail and wind have been the order of the day.

Several collisions were reported during the course of Thursday, one crash blocked the A494 in Mold for around an hour which happened in treacherous driving conditions, fortunately there were no reported injuries.

In another Flintshire crash, five cars collided on the A5104 near Treuddyn, again there were no reported injuries thankfully.

The yellow warning issues by the Met Office for today is valid from 4pm today to 12am on Saturday.

The warning says:

‘Ice is likely to form on untreated surfaces especially where showers of sleet, snow and hail occur this may lead to the risk of disruption with difficult driving conditions and expect longer journey times.’

Chief Forecaster’s assessment.

A cold north to northwesterly airstream will maintain the risk of wintry showers through Friday night and Saturday morning. However, amounts of snow are likely to be very variable with some places remaining dry altogether.

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