Yellow weather warning for ice across Midlands

Thursday, 28th December 2017

THE Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice across the Midlands and much of the Country as temperatures continue to plummet.

With the sun setting in Tamworth just before 4pm today, it has been warned that sub-zero temperatures could bring the coldest night of the year in some parts of the country as temperatures are due to drop to minus 13c in parts of Scotland.

A yellow warning for ice has been issued from 2am Friday for the West Midlands with temperatures around Tamworth reaching a temperature of minus 1c but with a ‘feels like’ temperature of minus 5c due to gusts of up to 31 mph.

Prior to the ice this evening and in the early hours of tomorrow, people travelling around Tamworth have flood water to contend with.  Parts of the Castle Grounds, Snowdome carpark and roads towards Alvercote and Shuttington are currently suffering from flooding.

A further band of rain is expected to push northeastwards across England on Friday morning and for an hour or two, after the rain begins, it is possible that rain may fall onto previously frozen surfaces leading to ice.

The rain may also turn to sleet and snow across the Midlands and East Anglia for a time leading to some temporary generally small accumulations before turning back to rain.

A yellow warning of snow has also been issued for the East Midlands and the north of England for Friday morning, but the Met Office has since warned this could be extended.

Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said there could also be an area within this warning that may be upgraded to amber, and said up to 10cm of snow could fall. She said it is ‘probably central areas of England’ that will be affected by the heaviest snowfall as the working week comes to a close.