Snow forecast for South Yorkshire as MET Office issues weather warning

Snowy conditions on the roads.

Snowy conditions on the roads.

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Snow could be on the way in Sheffield and South Yorkshire today after weather experts issued a warning.

The MET Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice across Yorkshire and the Humber today.

It said: “A cold front will introduce a strong, cold northwesterly airstream on Saturday which will bring showers across many northern and western regions, some of which heavy.

“Showers will fall as sleet or snow to low levels in the north and over high ground further south within the warning area.

“Icy conditions are also likely on some roads, particularly as rain clears early on Saturday over northern Scotland.

“Snow showers will also be accompanied by strong or very strong winds and this may bring temporary blizzard conditions over higher ground, leading to difficult driving conditions on higher routes.

“Occasional accumulations of 2-4 cm are likely, with more than 8 cm on high ground.

“Ice will be an additional hazard, especially early on Saturday over northern Scotland as rain clears.

“The public should be aware of the risk of some difficult driving conditions.”

The last time the MET Office issued a yellow warning for snow in the region, Sheffield was covered in a thick blanket of snow for days, on Boxing Day 2014.

There is also a second warning in place for strong winds: 90mph winds as MET Office issues further warning

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