Severe cold weather alert for South Yorkshire

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South Yorkshire has been issued with an amber severe weather warning as cold weather and icy conditions strike.

The cold weather alert, which has been issued today, means ‘severe weather action’ is expected and high risk groups, such as the sick and elderly, need to be safe.

The Met Office predicts a 90 per cent probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions and heavy snow in the Yorkshire and Humber region all week.

A spokesman said: “This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.

“Cold conditions will persist, with widespread overnight frosts, locally severe, and low daytime temperatures.”

Temperatures overnight are set to dip to -1C in Sheffield sand are not expected to rise over 4C all week.

Tomorrow, there are set to be icy patches on untreated surfaces with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers.