Warning of severe cold weather with chance of ice and snow this weekend

Icy weather warning.
Icy weather warning.
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A warning has been issued by The Met Office due to an 80 per cent probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions and some snow between midnight on Friday and 6am on Sunday in parts of England.

This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Please refer to the national Cold Weather Plan and your Trust’s emergency plan for appropriate preventive action.

The recent cold and unsettled weather is expected to continue through to the coming weekend. A band of rain, and hill snow in the north, is expected during Thursday night.

There is also a risk of some snow down to lower levels at times in eastern and northeastern parts.

Rain and snow will clear early on Friday leaving bright but cold conditions. Brisk winds will exacerbate the cold feel at times.

A few wintry showers will follow but any snow accumulations will be mainly restricted to hills.

A widespread frost is expected on Friday night. Saturday will see another bright day and despite lighter winds it will still feel cold, especially in the north where a few further wintry showers can also be expected.

Another frost is expected on Saturday night before milder conditions along with wind and rain spread in from the west on Sunday.