When it comes to the weather, we’re very British in that we won’t stop talking about it, and we’re in for a treat as we’ve heard that snow is set to hit Manchester yet again this week. Parts of the UK, including Greater Manchester, could be hit by a snowstorm in just a few days, according to current forecasts by the Met Office.
It comes after the Met Office correctly predicted a cold snap in January, resulting in a sprinkling of the white stuff to make the longest month a bit more interesting. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow in parts of northern England and Wales, with main cities affected by the warning including Birmingham, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Manchester, Hull, Newcastle, Wrexham, Caernarfon, Newton, and Aberystwyth.
The yellow warning, which is in place from 3am on Thursday, February 8 to 3am on Friday, February 9, means there will be an increased chance of travel disruptions and power cuts, because unfortunately we do have to pay the price for seasonal weather, meanwhile, the Met Office’s weather map shows there could be more than 4mm of snow across Thursday afternoon.
The Met Office added that more weather warnings could be issued throughout the week with more areas possibly being affected by plummeting temperatures and increased snow risks. It highlighted that parts of rural Scotland could see temperatures drop to a staggering -10°C, and further snowfall could hit the UK over the weekend and next week.
So, get your sledges ready and keep those big coats out, it’s not quite time for spring just yet. And whilst we’re excited at the prospect of snow, be warned, this cold weather is not to be sniffed at – be careful when out and about!