Published On: Fri, Feb 20th, 2015 on 2:18 pm

Snow warning issued for West Yorkshire for Sunday and Monday

Snow is expected to fall once again in West Yorkshire this coming Sunday and Monday, according to the Met Office.

Snow West Yorkshire

Left image: Met Office.

A yellow ‘be aware’ warning has been put in place for Sunday, when rain, sleet and snow is expected to spread east and turn back to rain, but remain as snow on high ground where accumulations of more than 5cm are expected in places.

Winds will gust to over 50mph on coasts and hills, leading to blizzard conditions on high level routes.

“An Atlantic frontal system will meet colder air over northern parts”

The Met Office’s chief forecaster said: “An Atlantic frontal system will meet colder air over northern parts of the UK, bringing snow for a time. Whilst much of this will turn back to rain, routes above about 200 m northern Scotland and about 300 m northern England will have a prolonged spell of snow, which will drift in the strong winds.”

On Monday, frequent hail, sleet and snow showers are expected.

Across northern England accumulations to low levels are likely to be transient, whilst on hills 6-10cm of snow is possible. Winds will be strong at times, with gusts to over 50mph on coasts and hills.

The forecaster said: “Accumulating snow can be expected early and late at low levels, especially in Northern Ireland and Scotland, whilst snow is likely to accumulate above about 200 m throughout. Lightning could be an additional hazard.”

The public should be aware of difficult driving conditions and the risk of disruption to transport.

West Yorkshire is listed among one of the authorities to be affected, on both Sunday and Monday.

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