Snow could hit Sheffield and South Yorkshire after yellow weather warning issued

Snowy conditions on the roads.
Snowy conditions on the roads.
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Snow could be on its way in Sheffield and South Yorkshire today after weather experts issued a warning for the cold weather.

The MET Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the region, stressing that snow could fall in several parts of the country today, including South Yorkshire.

Meteorologists said ‘several centimetres’ of snow could fall before the day is out.

The forecast said: “An area of rain, sleet and snow is expected to spread eastwards across the area during Boxing Day before clearing during the evening and overnight.

“Some uncertainty surrounds how much snow will occur, but several centimetres of snow is likely even at low levels, especially in a swathe through Wales and the Midlands, where there is the potential for an amber warning. As precipitation clears, roads could turn very icy.”

The forecast also warned of potential travel disruption, during a day of football in which Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United, Chesterfield FC and Doncaster Rovers are all in action.

It added: “The public should be aware of the potential for disruption from snow. Please watch for updates to this warning, especially if travelling.

“A depression will track southeastwards across England and Wales during Boxing Day, clearing southeast England overnight.

“A spell of snow is likely, even to lower levels, on the northern flank of this depression. South of the depression centre, rain will fall, heavy at times. “

“There is more confidence now in the track of the depression, the main uncertainty revolving around the balance between rain and snow, which depends on the intensity.

“Where snow does occur accumulations of two to four centimetres are likely even to lower levels, with more than 10cm on high ground.”

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