Emergency services take care advice in Kirklees as Met Office issues snow and ice warning

Emergency services in West Yorkshire are urging people to take care after the Met Office issued a weather warning.

By Ian Hirst
Thursday, 7th January 2021, 3:12 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th January 2021, 3:18 pm

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice from 5pm today until midnight tomorrow.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care and only go out if it is essential.

In their weather warning a spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Showers, a mixture of rain sleet and snow, are expected to fall onto frozen surfaces leading to icy stretches forming.

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The Met Office has issued a weather warning

"In addition, a more persistent spell of rain and hill snow is likely to move south across northern England and north Wales during Thursday evening and night.

"This then gradually moving into parts of central and southwest England and southeast Wales on Friday.

"Whilst ice is expected to be the most widespread hazard, snow is likely in places too.

"Snow is most likely to fall over The Pennines, North York Moors and the high ground of Wales and southwest England, with 2-5 cm possible here.

"Elsewhere, whilst some snowfall is possible, accumulations are likely to be slight and temporary.

"Freezing fog patches are also likely to persist and may prove an additional hazard with areas of visibility less than 100 m at times.