More snow set to cover parts of Lancashire as Met Office issues new weather warning

Snow is set to fall in parts of Lancashire following an icy weekend, prompting the Met Office to issue a weather warning.

Monday, 25th January 2021, 3:24 pm

The warning means hill snow may lead to "some travel disruption", with roads and railways "likely to be affected".

It is in place from 11am on Tuesday (January 26) to 11.59pm on Tuesday.

It covers Clitheroe, Ribble Valley, Lancaster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Kendal, Windermere, Keswick, Penrith and the eastern edge of Carlisle.

Preston, Blackpool, Blackburn, and Barrow-in-Furness are expected to miss out on the snow.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: "Over northern England and southern Scotland, snow will initially fall down to approximately 200-300m before gradually becoming confined to areas above 400m during the course of the afternoon.

"Here, accumulations will be mainly above 300 m where 2-5cm snow is likely for some and above 400 m 5-8cm is possible in a few places.

"Further north, hill snow will be more prolonged and 2-5cm is likely above 200m and in some places 5-10cm is possible above 400m, most likely over the southern Grampian Mountains."

Snow is set to fall in parts of Lancashire following an icy weekend.
Snow is set to fall in parts of Lancashire following an icy weekend.

Here's what to expect, according to the Met Office:

- Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services

Here is the full Met Office weather forecast for the North West:

This Evening and Tonight (January 25):

A largely dry and cloudy night but wintry showers and hill snow continuing for northern areas. Risk of patchy frost or fog forming under any clearer spells. Remaining cold with winds strengthening. Minimum temperature -1 °C.

Tuesday (January 26):

A band of rain, heavy and wintry at times, spreads eastwards across the region through the day, allowing ice to form in places. Further wintry showers likely overnight. Feeling cold. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday (January 27 - January 29):

Generally dry and windy for Wednesday with some scattered showers. Further rain, heavy at times, arrives overnight and continues through Thursday. Drier but showery for Friday. Rather cold throughout.

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