Weather forecast: Met Office issue new yellow warning of ice as temperatures plummet across South Yorkshire

A fresh weather warning has been issued for ice across South Yorkshire, as temperatures are set to plummet to freezing.

Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 2:07 pm
Updated Monday, 30th December 2019, 2:27 pm

The Met Office has issued the warning from 9pm tonight, December 17, until 10am tomorrow, affecting commuters on the way into work in the morning.

Forecasters are predicting icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, making injuries or accidents more likely.

The warning will affect most of South Yorkshire, including Sheffield and Doncaster, following patches of rain in the region.

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A car drives on a road that has visible patches of ice  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A car drives on a road that has visible patches of ice (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Although the temperature is set to hover around freeing for much of the night, it may drop as low as -3.

A Met Office statement read: “Icy patches are expected to develop on untreated surfaces, especially where they remain wet following showers or rainfall this afternoon and evening.

“Staying dry across the region, but mist and freezing fog re-forming overnight, and with a widespread frost by Wednesday morning, with a minimum temperature of -3 °C.”

Alan Weir, clinical director of St John Ambulance, warns how in cold weather people can be at risk of hypothermia.

Ice warnings are in place across the UK as temperatures drop.

He said: “If people don’t keep themselves warm in freezing temperatures, there is a risk they could get hypothermia – especially if they’re elderly, very young, or suffer from long-term health conditions.”

A yellow warning for ice has also been put in place for other parts of the country, including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

Looking ahead to Thursday, it will be cloudy, with bouts of rain dampening the country throughout the day, and the temperature staying at a mild 10 °C.