Residents of Yorkshire & Humber are urged to brace themselves for wintry weather as the Met Office issues a yellow warning for snow and ice. The alert, in effect between 17:00 (UTC) on Tuesday 28th November 2023 and 11:00 (UTC) on Wednesday 29th November 2023, predicts the possibility of icy patches and snow, creating potentially hazardous conditions.
What to Expect:
Injuries from slips and falls: With icy surfaces expected, there is a risk of injuries from slips and falls, especially on untreated footpaths.
Icy patches on roads and pavements: Some untreated roads, pavements, and cycle paths are likely to have icy patches, making travel conditions challenging.
Disruption to transportation: Roads and railways may be affected, leading to longer journey times for road, bus, and train services.
Issued at 09:46 (UTC) on Tuesday 28th November 2023, the warning urges residents to take necessary precautions.
Wintry showers are expected to result in the formation of ice on untreated surfaces during Tuesday evening and overnight into Wednesday morning. Accumulation of snow is anticipated, particularly away from windward coasts, with 1-3cm possible. Higher routes in northeast Scotland may see up to 5cm of snow accumulate.