Met Office issues ‘heavy snow’ warning for York and North Yorkshire
The Met Office has today (Monday) issued new yellow weather warnings for heavy snow across northern Britain, which covers York and North Yorkshire.
The warning runs for both Thursday and Friday, from 3am to 6pm.
Up to 30cm of snow could fall in isolated spots across Scotland while other areas could see 10-20cm of snow fall.
“Heavy snow has the potential to cause significant disruption on Thursday and Friday,” the Met Office warning reads.
The warning says:
- There is a small chance that long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel could occur
- There is a slight chance that roads may become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers
- There is a small chance that communities could be cut off for several days
- There is a small chance that long interruptions to power supplies and other services, such as gas, water, telephone and mobile phone coverage, may occur
Temperatures are due to fall to -3˚C in York tonight (Monday) and -6˚C tomorrow night.
Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge said: “Temperatures will be much, much colder than we would expect at this time of year.
“The pattern will set in for some time. We have got this feed of cold air coming in from a much higher latitude.
“We expect these conditions to remain in place until at least next weekend and possibly longer because sometimes these conditions can be quite stubborn and not easily subject to change.”
Other yellow warnings are in place for snow showers and ice from now till Wednesday.