SNOW ALERT: Weather warning as forecasters predict up to 20cm of snow for Sheffield on Friday and Saturday

A prolonged cold snap will begin on Friday
A prolonged cold snap will begin on Friday
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A Yellow Warning for snow for Sheffield has been issued by the Met Office this afternoon.

BIG FREEZE: Sheffield set for 'significant' snow - on SUNDAY

Higher parts of the city could get as much as 20cm of snow while other areas are likely to get a covering of a couple of inches.

The warning states: "During Friday, increasingly frequent snow showers already affecting parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England will extend across many other northern and western parts of the UK.

"2-5 cm of snow is likely fairly widely, with 10-20 cm in places, mainly northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, north Wales and perhaps the northwest Midlands. Icy surfaces are also likely to be an additional hazard, especially overnight.

"Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers."