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Winter is here: Wales gets icy weather warning as cold weather set to blow in from north

01 Dec 2021 2 minute read
Garndolbenmaen in icy weather. Free for commercial use.

The Met Office has announced a weather warning for ice for much of Wales as milder westerly winds are set to be replaced by colder air from the north tomorrow.

The yellow weather warning covers most of Wales with only parts of west and north Wales along the warmer coast missing out.

Some snow will fall at high ground, and possibly at lower ground along the mid-Wales border with England.

The Met Office ware warning people to expect:

  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths
  • Some roads and railways may be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services

“An area of rain, sleet and snow is expected to move south across much of Wales and parts of western England on Thursday morning,” a spokesperson for the Met Office said.

“With temperatures falling ahead the rain, sleet and snow arriving, some icy stretches are likely to form on frozen ground. Whilst some snow will fall, this will be mainly on higher ground, although perhaps to lower levels for a time in the Welsh Marches and parts of the West Country.

“Only small amounts are expected with perhaps 1-2 cm of slushy accumulations in places.”

The weather warning will run between midnight and 10am on Thursday.

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