Met Office weather warning for ice extended as more wintry showers forecast to hit Lancashire
Wintry showers are set to hit parts of Lancashire this week as temperatures plummet, prompting the Met Office to issue another weather warning for ice.
Weather experts warn ice is likely to form on untreated surfaces this week as ground temperatures fall below freezing, resulting in treacherous conditions across the region.
Wintry showers are also set to continue on Tuesday night (January 5), with wet snow potentially falling at low levels.
The warning, which is in place from 4pm today (January 5) until 11am on Wednesday (January 6), covers the east of the county, including Burnley, the Ribble Valley, Rossendale and Hyndburn.
A spokesman for the Met Office said: "Wintry showers are likely to persist on Tuesday night, and as ground temperatures fall below freezing, ice is likely to form on untreated surfaces.
"Some wet snow may fall to low levels at times well inland but any settling will mostly be confined to high ground.
"2-5 cm snow is likely above 250 metres, and perhaps up to 10cm in a few places above 400 metres over the north Pennines."
Here's what to expect:
- Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
- Probably some icy patches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths
Here's the North West England weather forecast:
- Today (January 5):
Westernmost areas seeing the best of any bright and dry spells, while wintry showers are going to linger in the east, bringing some sleet and snow. Feeling cold, with brisk winds. Maximum temperature 4 °C.
- Tonight (January 5):
Wintry showers continue for eastern areas overnight, with western coasts remaining largely dry, but the odd patchy shower is possible. Feeling cold, with clear spells bringing a frost. Minimum temperature -3 °C.
- Wednesday (January 6):
Wintry showers continue through the morning, before easing as the day goes on. Patchy cloud and sunny spells throughout, but remaining cold and windy. Maximum temperature 4 °C.
- Outlook for Thursday to Saturday (January 7 - January 9):
Perhaps some wet weather early on Thursday, otherwise remaining largely dry with some sunny spells. Cold with some lingering frost, and patchy freezing fog in places.
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