A yellow weather warning for snow has been issued across Lancashire this week. Wintry showers are forecast to hit our regions during the early hours of Thursday morning and will last until the early hours of Friday.
‘A band of rain, sleet, and increasingly snow, will push north on Thursday bringing up to 2cm snow at lower-levels, 2-5cm on ground above 200m, and perhaps as much as 10-20cm above 400m,’ a spokesperson for the Met Office said.
However, this week’s snow is expected to be only the beginning of the deluge, with more sweeping across the entire country from the weekend onwards. In its long range forecast for Friday 9th February to Sunday 18th February, the Met Office spokesperson continued: ‘Cold air already established across the northern UK is likely to extend to all parts through next weekend.’
The Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Chris Almond warned, “It’s from Thursday that the snow risk becomes more potentially impactful, as mild air attempts to move back in from the south, bumping into the cold air and increasing the chance of snow developing on the leading edge. While there are still lots of details to work out, the initial snow risk looks highest in northern England and Wales from Thursday.’