Status orange snow warning issued for seven counties

Frederick Owens
December 8, 2017

Weather experts at The Met Office have warned that vehicles in Leeds and areas in Yorkshire including Scarborough, Hull and Wakefield could become stranded on Sunday. As a result people are also advised to be careful on icy roads and footpaths.

Temperatures will hit as low as minus 3C in the north west throughout Friday.

The warning is in place from 4am on Sunday morning, with forecasters predicting a spell of heavy snow over some parts of the United Kingdom during the day.

According to Met Eireann, occasional snow showers will occur this evening, tonight and during Friday - with accumulations of up to 3cm expected.

"Keep your distance and reduce your speed, because even in conditions that seem normal, and the snow is not settling, it can be slippery if ice patches have formed, or where fresh grit has not been worked into the carriageway".

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A wind warning has been put in place in Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry from 3 am this morning to 8 pm Thursday evening.

It's because an Atlantic storm, Storm Caroline, is passing close to us.

You can do this by checking the Met Office website for the daily forecast or our warnings page, or you could download our weather app which will ensure you can keep up to date while you are out and about.

The RSA posted a video on how to take care on the road in such conditions to their social media pages. The strongest winds are most likely along coastal areas.

Saturday will remain cold, sunny with isolated snow showers and winds easing.

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