Met Office issues yellow weather warning for snow to Yorkshire

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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow to Yorkshire as an area of low pressure is set to come into contact with cold air.

This weather warning is in place from 4am to 9pm on Saturday (16 March) and currently covers North Yorkshire.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow to Yorkshire as an area of low pressure is set to come into contact with cold air.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow to Yorkshire as an area of low pressure is set to come into contact with cold air.

However, a second yellow weather warning for heavy rain is in place from 12am to 23.49pm on Saturday, covering North, South and West Yorkshire, including Leeds.

The Met Office said: “Heavy and persistent rain is expected to affect Wales and northwest England through Saturday, with the potential for some flooding.”

‘mixture of rain, sleet and snow’

In regards to the weather warning for snow, the Met Office said: “A developing area of low pressure is expected to track across Northern Ireland, northern England and southern Scotland on Saturday.

“As this runs into colder air, snow is likely to develop, particularly in any heavier bursts of precipitation.

“The largest snowfall amounts will be confined to higher ground, with the potential for 10-20 cm of snow above 350m.

“Between 100 m and 350 m elevation, a mixture of rain, sleet and snow is more likely, but there is potential for accumulations of 2-5 cm, and a small chance of 10 cm should the precipitation be heavy enough to maintain snow for a longer duration.”

What to expect from this weather warning

A spell of snow may bring some travel disruption, especially over higher ground.

- There is a small chance of significant travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel