Met Office upgrades weather warning as heavy snow forecast for Yorkshire and Derbyshire

The Met Office has tonight upgraded its weather warning for snow and ice for Yorkshire and Derbyshire from yellow to amber, with heavy snow set to bring widespread disruption to the region tomorrow.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 7:47 am

Forecasters had earlier issued a yellow warning for large swathes of northern England and that warning remains in place.

But large parts of South and West Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Greater Manchester have now been moved up to amber alert.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Heavy snow will lead to some disruption during Tuesday morning.

The Met Office has upgraded its snow warnings for Yorkshire and Derbyshire

“Travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers. Some delays and cancellations to rail and air travel are likely.

“There is a good chance that some rural communities could become cut off. Power cuts are likely and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

The warning comes into place from 3am Tuesday and lasts until 1pm tomorrow.

Forecasters say snow could spread beyond the boundaries indicated on its forecast charts.