More snow on the way for Wakefield? Forecast for district as Met Office issues a weather warning ahead of the New Year

Low temperatures and more snow are expected for the Wakefield district this week, as part of a weather warning issued by the Met Office.

By Holly Gittins
Tuesday, 29th December 2020, 3:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th December 2020, 3:10 pm

The warning, which affects much of West Yorkshire, including the Wakefield district, comes after a morning of delays and disruption for the district following an overnight snowfall.

Temperatures in the Wakefield district are expected to fall below freezing in the coming days.

And the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow on Wednesday and Thursday, noting that the weather is likely to lead to longer journey times by road, bus and train services across Wakefield.

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Low temperatures and more snow are expected for the Wakefield district this week, as part of a weather warning issued by the Met Office.

This is the forecast for Wakefield and the Five Towns this week:

Tuesday, December 29

Scattered wintry showers will become few and far between overnight and confined to coastal parts. Temperatures falling towards zero will allow frost and perhaps a few freezing fog patches to develop. Maximum temperature 4°C, minimum -3 °C.

Wednesday, December 30

Staying cold, but generally dry inland. Overnight frost or freezing fog patches may be slow to clear, with isolated scattered showers again possible towards the coast. Maximum temperature 3°C, minimum -2°C.

Yellow weather warning in place from 6pm.

Thursday, December 31

Staying cold, with further wintry showers through to the weekend. Low chance of rain, but clouds expected.

Staying cold into the New Year. Further wintry showers likely through to the weekend, with some accumulations likely inland. Overnight frost or freezing fog patches slowly clearing by day. Maximum temperature 2°C, minimum 0°C.

Yellow weather warning in place until 2pm.