Posted: Sun 12th Mar 2023

Met Office snow and ice warning issued for Flintshire

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Mar 12th, 2023

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning with a combination of rain, sleet and snow expected followed by icy patches in affected areas.

The warning is in place from 5pm on Monday, March 13th, until 10 am on Tuesday, March 14th.

The warning states that “rain, sleet and snow followed by ice are likely to cause some impacts to travel.”

The affected areas include Flintshire, Wrexham Denbighshire, Cheshire and the North West of England.

The Met Office has said: “An area of rain will turn to sleet and snow from the north, initially over Scotland, and then over northern England during Monday evening.”

“Accumulating snow will mostly be above 200-300 m, but possibly to lower levels in Scotland for a time, with 2-5 cm in places.”

“Sleet and snow clearing southeastwards overnight into Tuesday, with temperatures then falling and ice forming, particularly on untreated surfaces.”

What to expect

  • Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services
  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths
Travel disruption

RAC Breakdown spokesman Rod Dennis said: “Wintery conditions are far from over so drivers need to stay aware of the risks posed by a continuation of cold weather. ”

“Many roads are likely to be slippery as result of low overnight temperatures affecting surfaces that remain wet from either snow or rain this week, while fresh snowfall may affect isolated, upland routes.”

“We urge drivers to keep a close eye on the weather forecast and heed any warnings, and to set out fully prepared – this means always having a winter coat and extra layers of clothing in the car, as well as food and drink, a mobile phone power bank and phone charging cable to hand.”

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