'Communities could be cut off' - Heavy snow forecast as parts of Yorkshire get more serious amber warning

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The Met Office has upgraded parts of Yorkshire to an AMBER weather warning for heavy snow.

Days after a yellow weather warning for snow was issued for Yorkshire, parts of the region are bracing for heavy snow this weekend.

Snow in Yorkshire

Snow in Yorkshire

Friday and Saturday are still under a yellow warning level, but from 4am on Sunday some areas are under the more serious warning.

Leeds has a 90% chance of strong and heavy snow at from 9am to midday on Sunday, meaning several hours of heavy snow are predicted.

Sheffield is also due to see as much as 12 hours of snowfall on Sunday,

The weather experts' forecast says: "A spell of heavy snow is likely over parts of Wales, the Midlands and parts of Northern England on Sunday.

"Road, rail and air travel delays are likely, as well as stranding of vehicles and public transport cancellations.

"There is a good chance that some rural communities could become cut off."

The forecast

Leeds is likely to be cold but sunny on Friday and Saturday. on Sunday, however, temperatures will be between minus 1 and plus two degrees, with a 90% chance of heavy snow.

The amber weather warning

The amber weather warning

The same is due for Sheffield, which will be even colder, with maximum temperatures of zero degrees between 9am and midday Sunday.

Hull and the East Yorkshire coast also has a 90% chance of heavy snow on Sunday from midday.

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HOUR BY HOUR GUIDE

West Yorkshire:

5am - Heavy snow

6am - Heavy snow

7am - Heavy snow

8am - Heavy snow

9am - Heavy snow

10am - Heavy snow

11am - Heavy snow

12pm - Heavy snow

1pm - Heavy snow

2pm - Heavy snow

3pm - Light snow

4pm - Light snow

5pm - Light snow

6pm - Light snow

7pm - Light snow

8pm - Light snow

9pm - Light snow

10pm - Light snow

11pm - Light snow

Midnight - Light snow

South Yorkshire:

5am - Heavy snow

6am - Heavy snow

7am - Heavy snow

8am - Heavy snow

9am - Heavy snow

10am - Heavy snow

11am - Heavy snow

12pm - Heavy snow

1pm - Heavy snow

2pm - Heavy snow

3pm - Heavy snow

4pm - Heavy snow

5pm - Heavy snow

6pm - Light snow

7pm - Light snow

8pm - Light snow

9pm - Light snow

10pm - Light snow

11pm - Light snow

Midnight - Light snow

NORTH & EAST YORKSHIRE

6am - Light snow

7am - Light snow

8am - Light snow

9am - Heavy snow

10am - Heavy snow

11am - Heavy snow

12pm - Heavy snow

1pm - Heavy snow

2pm - Heavy snow

3pm - Light snow

4pm - Light snow

5pm - Light snow

6pm - Light snow

7pm - Light snow

8pm - Light snow

9pm - Light snow

10pm - Light snow

11pm - Light snow

Midnight - Light snow