Posted: Fri 14th Dec 2018

Met Office snow and ice warning for Flintshire

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Dec 14th, 2018

The Met Office has issued the snow and ice warning of the season for Flintshire.

The yellow weather alert comes into force between 9am Saturday and 9am Sunday.

Periods of freezing rain and the possibility of snow could bring problems to transport routes and networks.

The map below shows the area affected.

The Met Office states:

Freezing rain is expected to develop during Saturday, lasting into the early hours of Sunday. This may result in the formation of ice on roads, pavements, trees and other structures.

Freezing rain is rare in the United Kingdom, but when it does occur impacts can be severe. This is due to the fact that it can form very quickly, it can be difficult to see, and is incredibly slippery.

Freezing rain is likely to change to snow before it dies out across parts of Scotland, bringing some accumulations of 2-5 cm.

The freezing rain and snow will be accompanied by strong southeasterly winds which will pose an additional hazard to travel, in particular over high ground.’

For those travelling further north this weekend there is an AMBER warning for ice.

“Freezing rain is expected to result in the rapid development of widespread ice, with very dangerous travelling conditions likely.” The Met Office states.

For more information click here: metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings

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