Rain and icy conditions to last until next week, says Met Office

More rain and icy conditions are forecast in Lancashire for the rest of the week, says the Met Office.

Wednesday, 3rd February 2021, 10:57 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd February 2021, 11:10 am

The forecaster says the cold temperatures and rain will persist for the remainder of the week, leading to the risk of icy pavements and roads in the mornings.

The Fylde coast, Morecambe Bay area and central and southern parts of Lancashire will be spared the worst of the weather, but East Lancs is bracing itself for the possibility of further snow flurries tomorrow.

It says cold conditions will persist through the weekend and into the following week with some disruption from snow and ice possible.

More rain and icy conditions are forecast in Lancashire for the rest of the week, says the Met Office

A yellow weather warning for snow is in place for the Lancashire Pennines from Saturday (February 6) until Monday (February 8), with the Met Office urging people to take care when travelling due to the conditions.

The forecast for North West England

Today

Cloudy for most with outbreaks of rain, sleet and hill snow continuing through the day. Milder further south with brief sunny intervals and a risk of heavy showers. Windy in the north. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Tonight

During the evening and overnight outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow linger in the north with further outbreaks of rain moving up from the south. Breezy. Minimum Temperature -1 °C.

Thursday

A cloudy day with outbreaks of rain and hill snow. Chance of some drier spells for a time in the south before further heavy showers later. Windy in the north. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain and hill snow on Friday. Turning colder on Saturday and Sunday with wintry showers, overnight frosts, and a brisk easterly wind.