Snow warning for Wakefield

April snow fall causes chaos on the roads around the outskirts of the city of Wakefield during early morning rush hour on 4th April, 2012.'Picture taken at West Bretton.'w8378b214
April snow fall causes chaos on the roads around the outskirts of the city of Wakefield during early morning rush hour on 4th April, 2012.'Picture taken at West Bretton.'w8378b214

SNOW has been forecast as temperatures continue to plummet this weekend.

A severe weather warning issued by the Met Office said snow was expected to start falling on Sunday and continue throughout the day on Monday.

It said there could be up to 10cm of snow, and warned that roads and pavements would become icy

Temperatures will drop to -2°C on Sunday night and the freeze is expected to last well into next week.

The warning, issued this afternoon, said: “Some significant accumulations of around 5cm of snow are likely over low ground with perhaps 10cm or more over higher ground.

“Icy surfaces will be an additional hazard, particularly during Monday morning.

“The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to travel.”

A cold weather alert issued yesterday warned vulnerable patients to refer to the national Cold Weather Plan and their health trust’s emergency plan to help keep them safe.