Leeds snow: Hour-by-hour weather for Leeds as Met Office forecasts more snow

Snow is expected to fall again in Leeds today (Wednesday).

Wednesday, 10th February 2021, 7:18 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th February 2021, 7:24 am

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow as temperatures are set to plummet below freezing throughout the day.

It has also said that some roads and railways are likely to be affected by the weather with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.

There is a small chance of longer travel delays with some stranded vehicles and passengers.

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More snow is forecast for Leeds today

There could be some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths which could cause some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

The Met Office has also issued a warning that there is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected.

Today's forecast for snow comes after snow has fallen in Leeds over the past few days.

The weather warning is set to end at 11:59pm tonight after being in place since midnight on Monday.

This is the full Met Office weather forecast for Leeds on Wednesday:

7am - cloudy - -2C

8am - sunny intervals - -2C

9am - cloudy - -1C

10am - cloudy - 0C

11am - sunny intervals - 0C

12pm - sunny intervals - 1C

1pm - heavy snow -0C

2pm - cloudy - 1C

3pm - cloudy - 1C

4pm - cloudy - 0C

5pm - cloudy - 0C

6pm - cloudy - -1C

7pm - cloudy - -1C

8pm - light snow - -1C

9pm - light snow - -2C

10pm - light snow - -2C

11pm - cloudy - -2C

How to drive safely in snow

- Slow down

Snow, ice and water on the road reduce grip and, coupled with poor visibility in bad weather, they mean it’s essential that you cut your speed.

Stopping distances can be 10 times greater in snow and ice so slowing down gives you more time to react to other traffic or hazards on the road ahead.

However, be careful that you don’t drive so slowly that you risk losing momentum. On snow-covered roads and especially on hills this could see you stuck and struggling to get moving again.

- Keep it smooth

As well as keeping your speed down you need to keep your inputs smooth. Sharp acceleration, braking or steering are more likely to cause your car to lose grip, leaving you with no control.

Where you can, try to use engine braking to slow down, that way you’re less likely to skid.

- Leave more space

With stopping distances seriously increased by slippy conditions it’s vital you leave more space between your car and the vehicle in front.

It’s also important to try and anticipate what other drivers are doing - being properly aware could save you from a crash or being stranded as others grind to a halt. It also means you're less likely to have to brake or steer suddenly.

- Use a high gear

If your car is struggling to find grip, especially when pulling away, try selecting a higher gear. This should reduce the amount of wheelspin and help you get moving.

- Stay seen

With shorter days and the prospect of rain, fog or snow making visibility worse, it's important to make sure you can see and be seen. Check all your lights work and are clear of snow or ice before setting off.

Don't wait until it's pitch black to use your headlights and don't just rely on running lights when conditions deteriorate. If it's snowing heavily, dipped beams may actually work better than full beams.