Just when we thought the bad weather was over.
Grab your blankets and fire up Netflix, because Manchester is forecast to be hit with snow this week, just one day after being battered by Storm Ciara’s strong winds and heavy rain.
Met Office has issued a yellow warning for Mancunians to expect snow and ice in the region, preparing residents for potential travel disruptions as a result. The warning begins 3pm Monday 10 February til midnight Tuesday 11 February, with heavy snow showers and icy surfaces predicted to cause a bit of havoc for public transport and people on the roads.
The warning outlines that roads and railways will be affected, with travellers advised to expect longer journey times on the road.
The new weather warning comes just one day after Greater Manchester was absolutely battered by Storm Ciara, with strong winds and heavy rain causing floods, power cuts, sinkholes and, we imagine, a lot of flying general waste bins.
The Met Office has said:
“Further snow showers are likely on Wednesday morning.
“These are likely to lead to further accumulations of a few cm of snow over ground above around 150 metres.
“Any snow accumulations over lower ground are likely to be temporary. Icy surfaces will be an additional hazard.”