Posted: Tue 25th Feb 2020

Weather warning issued with “wintry showers and ice” forecast overnight

Wrexham.com for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather alert for ice and snow across a large part of the UK later this evening and into Wednesday.

The alert – which comes into play at 8pm tonight until 10am on Wednesday – covers Wrexham as well as neighbouring counties across both Wales and England.

Any snow fall will mostly be over higher ground, the Met Office has said.

Locally temperatures will drop as low as 2C overnight, however this will feel more like -3C later on tonight and during the early hours of the morning.


The warning states: “Wintry showers are expected to continue through Tuesday night and Wednesday morning leaving surfaces wet and leading to icy stretches developing on untreated surfaces.

“These showers will fall as a mixture of rain, hail and snow at times, the snow mostly over higher ground.

“Some places are likely to see 1-3 cm of snow, mainly above 200 m, with 4-8 cm possible over the higher ground in northwest England, Wales and west Scotland.”

Chief Meteorologist Frank Saunders said: “Later on Tuesday and early Wednesday, don’t be surprised to see some snow falling even in Wales and the south, although again most of any lying snow will be over hills.”

Showers in the south will often be accompanied by strong winds, while there is a risk of overnight ice across the north and west especially tonight and Tuesday nights. It could turn more generally wet again later in the week.”



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