WEATHER WARNING: Icy blast extends into weekend as Yorkshire warned to expect snow and ice

YORKSHIRE'S week of wintry showers, snow, ice and high winds will extend into the weekend as the Met Office warns of no let up to the arctic blast.

Friday, 19th January 2018, 10:43 am
Updated Friday, 19th January 2018, 6:30 pm
Yorkshire has endured a week of icy conditions.
Yorkshire has endured a week of icy conditions.

Yellow weather warnings have once again been issued for the county, making it a fifth day running that conditions have warranted notes of caution from the Met Office.

The big chill started on Tuesday and has seen much of the county hit with snow storms, high winds and extremely difficult driving conditions.

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Friday’s warning centres around the northern and western parts of Yorkshire, as far south as Scarborough and just taking in Harrogate and Rotherham, with the Met Office website warning of icy conditions and possible snow storms throughout most of the day. Saturday’s warning is for icy conditions only but stretches further south beyond York.

The warning states: “Ice is expected to form on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths across parts of southeast Scotland and northeast England from late Thursday afternoon. Some injuries from slips and falls are likely.

“Following snowfall across southeast Scotland and northeast England on Wednesday night some melting and refreezing is likely on untreated surfaces with surface temperatures falling below freezing from mid afternoon.

“Snow showers will affect the northwest of the UK during Thursday and Friday, although often falling as sleet and hail near windward coasts. The high ground of Northern Ireland and northern England will also see 10-15 cm building up. At low levels, parts of the warning area will see 3-7 cm of snow but some places near the west coast will see very little. Showers will be accompanied by hail and lightning at times,

Sheep in the snow at Bingley Moor..17th January 2018 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

“Travel delays on roads are likely, as are public transport cancellations. In a few places, mainly upland areas, vehicles may become stranded. There is a chance of power cuts, while services such as mobile phone coverage may be affected. A few rural communities may become cut off. In addition some roads and pavements will turn icy, increasing the chances of accidents or injuries.”

The Met Office warning for Saturday warns: “Ice is likely to form through Friday night and last into Saturday morning with some sleet and snow showers continuing in places. There will probably be ice on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, potentially resulting in some injuries from slips and falls.

“Sleet and snow showers will eventually become confined to areas exposed to the westerly winds overnight, but following the showers of Friday, ice will then be the main hazard, particularly on untreated surfaces. The snow showers may give an additional 1-3 cm of snow in places.

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The Pennine hilltops are covered with snow as riders make their way onto the gallops at Middleham Moor near Leyburn, as yellow snow and ice warnings are in place for northern England and Northern Ireland and much of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 17, 2018. See PA story WEATHER Cold. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire
17 Jan 2018......A snow plough clears the road in Holme village as snowy conditions across Yorshire look to continue for several more days. Picture Scott Merrylees
Taking a walk in the snow in Graves Park in Sheffield on Wednesday January 17th 2018. Picture: Chris Etchells
Date: 16th January 2018. Picture James Hardisty. Kevan Mason, of Greenhow, walks his dog across a snow cover field at Greenhow, near Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire.
Date: 16th January 2018. Picture James Hardisty. Snow covered field at Greenhow, near Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire.
A snow-covered Halifax town centre.
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Halifax Train Station in snowy conditions.
Wednesday 17th January 2018, Otley Picture Credit Charlotte Graham Picture Shows Liz & Beth out walking on Oyley Chevin, in West Yorkshire, with Snow on the ground playing ball with their dog, Black Labsm Bessie and Bonnie and a Terrier called Dexter
Horses on in the snow at Bingley Moor..17th January 2018 ..Picture by Simon Hulme
Sheep in the snow at Bingley Moor..17th January 2018 ..Picture by Simon Hulme
Kevan Mason, of Greenhow, walks his dogs across a snow cover field at Greenhow, near Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire. Picture James Hardisty.
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A farmer feeding sheep in heavy snow near Hawes, North Yorkshire, as yellow snow and ice warnings are in place for northern England and Northern Ireland and much of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 17, 2018. See PA story WEATHER Cold. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire
Muker in Swaledale, North Yorkshire, blanketed in snow, as yellow snow and ice warnings are in place for northern England and Northern Ireland and much of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 17, 2018. See PA story WEATHER Cold. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire
Racehorses make their way along snow covered roads to the gallops on Middleham Moor near Leyburn, as yellow snow and ice warnings are in place for northern England and Northern Ireland and much of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 17, 2018. See PA story WEATHER Cold. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire
A farmer in a blizzard in Langdon Beck as the area in the North Pennines was blanketed by snow overnight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 16, 2018. Frequent wintry showers have pushed in overnight with the Met Office issuing yellow warnings for snow and ice across much of Scotland and Northern Ireland. See PA story WEATHER Cold. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
The Pennine hilltops are covered with snow as riders make their way onto the gallops at Middleham Moor near Leyburn, as yellow snow and ice warnings are in place for northern England and Northern Ireland and much of Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 17, 2018. See PA story WEATHER Cold. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire
17 Jan 2018......A snow plough clears the road in Holme village as snowy conditions across Yorshire look to continue for several more days. Picture Scott Merrylees
Taking a walk in the snow in Graves Park in Sheffield on Wednesday January 17th 2018. Picture: Chris Etchells
Date: 16th January 2018. Picture James Hardisty. Kevan Mason, of Greenhow, walks his dog across a snow cover field at Greenhow, near Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire.
Date: 16th January 2018. Picture James Hardisty. Snow covered field at Greenhow, near Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire.
A snow-covered Halifax town centre.
Snow in Halifax.
Halifax Train Station in snowy conditions.
Wednesday 17th January 2018, Otley Picture Credit Charlotte Graham Picture Shows Liz & Beth out walking on Oyley Chevin, in West Yorkshire, with Snow on the ground playing ball with their dog, Black Labsm Bessie and Bonnie and a Terrier called Dexter
Horses on in the snow at Bingley Moor..17th January 2018 ..Picture by Simon Hulme