The Met Office provides hour-by-hour weather forecasts for the entire Lancashire area with heavy snowfall expected

The Met Office provides hour-by-hour weather forecasts for the entire Lancashire area with heavy snowfall expected

Heavy snow is expected to fall across Lancashire tomorrow, with meteorologists warning that temperatures could reach -5C in some places.

A yellow weather warning for snow comes into effect at 6am on Thursday (8 February) and will last for 24 hours, covering the whole of Lancashire and Cumbria. A separate amber weather warning for snow has also been issued between 12pm and 6pm for Rossendale, Pendle and Burnley.




Up to 10cm of snow could fall in Lancashire, while up to 25cm of white snow could fall in places covered by the amber warning. The Met Office said untreated pavements and cycle paths may be impassable, while a yellow warning means possible travel delays on roads; Public transport vehicles and vehicles can become stranded; Power outages were possible. Delays to rail and air travel were likely, and rural communities had a “good chance” of being temporarily interrupted.

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Eastern parts of Lancashire are set to see heavy snowfall, with Rossendale expected to be the worst affected. Eastern areas including Blackpool, Lancaster, Morecambe and Fleetwood will see mostly freezing precipitation and rain, with temperatures there expected to be closer to 0°C rather than -5°C.

Jason Kelly, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “The cold in most areas far from the south of the UK will be met by moisture-laden air spreading from the south. Where mild air meets cold air, rain, sleet and snow will fall, making the weather cold.” . The risk of snow falling between 2-5 cm thick in some areas, while other areas will see little or no snow.

“Up to 5-10cm of snow is likely over higher ground, while locations above 200m within amber warning areas could see up to 25cm of snowfall. Snow may drift here with strong easterly winds.” To a storm.

“As mild air from the south gradually moves northwards, the focus on winter risks is also shifting northwards with warnings issued for Scotland.”

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