More ice set to cover Lancashire as Met Office issues another yellow weather warning

A new yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office with ice set to blanket Lancashire.

Sunday, 24th January 2021, 4:03 pm

The warning comes after snow painted the Red Rose county white yesterday (Saturday, January 23), with readers sharing their photos of the wintry scenes.

It means icy patches may form on untreated roads, especially where snow has already fallen, leading to difficult travel conditions.

These icy patches may also cause some injuries from slips and falls.

The yellow weather warning for ice covers most of the county and is currently in place from midnight tonight (January 24) until 11am tomorrow (Monday, January 25).

A spokesman said: "We have weather predictions of snow/ice and temperatures reaching minus 5C.

"We will apply salt to all priority routes."

Icy patches may form on untreated roads, especially where snow has already fallen.
Icy patches may form on untreated roads, especially where snow has already fallen.

Here's what to expect, according to the Met Office:

- Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces

- Icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths

Here is the full Met Office weather forecast for the North West:

Today (January 24):

Overnight frost and any fog slowly clearing in most areas to leave a dry but very cold day with bright or sunny spells. More cloud likely in the south, perhaps giving some patchy light snow. Some risk of ice. Maximum temperature of 2 °C.

Tonight (January 24):

A cold, frosty night, with a risk of ice. Early clear periods, but cloud coming in from the north and west bringing scattered showers, sometimes heavy, with sleet or snow. Minimum temperature -5 °C.

Monday (January 25):

A frosty, locally foggy start. Some bright spells developing, though with scattered wintry showers, particularly in the north. Fog potentially lingering all day in some northern areas. Maximum temperature of 4 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday (January 26 - 28):

Tuesday dry and cold with good sunny spells. Wednesday and Thursday cloudy with strong winds and rain, locally heavy, likely wintry over hills.

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