Warning of 'treacherous ice' in Leeds as temperatures plunge below freezing

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice in Leeds as the cold snap continues.

Friday, 12th February 2021, 4:32 pm

Temperature are set to plunge as low as -3C tonight following a particularly chilly week, with no sign of sunnier weather this weekend.

The ice warning is in place from 9pm on Saturday to 9pm on Sunday and forecasters warn than "treacherous ice" may develop following freezing rain this weekend.

There is a chance that dangerous driving conditions may occur, the Met Office says, leading to crashes, road closures and longer journey times.

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Ice crystals forming in Harewood this week as the Met Office issues a weather warning (Photo: Chloe Holt @ChloeHoltArt)

There is a small chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

And untreated pavements and cycle paths may quickly become treacherous and possibly impassable, according to the warning.

What is the forecast in Leeds this weekend?

The Met Office says it will become "fine this evening, leaving a very cold remainder of the night under clearing skies.

"A widespread severe frost is expected, especially in rural areas and near snow cover."

Saturday will see a clear but very cold to start with some sunshine.

A raw wind will pick up as the day progresses, with sunshine becoming increasingly hazy under advancing cloud from the west.

Forecasters say Sunday will be "raw, cold and cloudy" with gales in places, as freezing rain causes a risk of ice.

It will be "markedly milder" but unsettled from Monday, with temperatures climbing up to 10C.

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