WEATHER ALERT: Snow and ice warning issued for Sheffield

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning for snow and ice for South Yorkshire.

Monday, 15th January 2018, 11:07 am
Updated Monday, 15th January 2018, 11:10 am
More snow is on the way this week

Today will be mild with heavy rain but once this weather system has cleared the British Isles much colder weather will sweep across the country.

Wintry showers will hit northern areas overnight tonight and throughout the day tomorrow.

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The Met Office warning states: "Showers will turn to sleet, snow and hail late on Monday night across northern England, and then affect parts of Wales and the Midlands Tuesday evening and overnight into Wednesday.

"Delays to travel are possible, with a lower likelihood of cancellations of public transport. Some roads and pavements will turn icy, with an increased likelihood of some accidents and injuries."

The organisation's chief forecaster added: "2-6 cm of snow may fall in places, especially on higher ground above 100-200m.

"A slushy cover of 1 or 2 cm seems more likely at lower levels and closer to the western coasts, some areas seeing very little or no snow.

"Some drifting may occur on cross-Pennine routes in the strong to gale winds."