Met Office extends snow weather warning in Herts, Essex and London

Snow may fall in Hertfordshire, Essex and London for several days over the coming week as the Met Office extended its weather warning.

The weather forecaster has issued another yellow warning for snow, which is in place from midnight on Monday, February 8 to 11.59pm on Wednesday, February 10.

A yellow weather warning is also in place today (Sunday), which is warning people of heavy snow until around 6am on Monday.

The extended three day warning to Wednesday says that frequent snow showers may lead to travel disruption in places.

But it added that some places are likely to miss the showers altogether.

This Is Local London: The Met Office has issued a three day weather warning for snow (photo Met Office)The Met Office has issued a three day weather warning for snow (photo Met Office)

The Met Office says people should expect that:

  • Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services. Small chance of longer travel delays in places with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel.
  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths
  • There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off
  • There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

The Met Office said on its website: “Snow showers will feed off the North Sea into many northern and eastern areas of the UK. Whilst some areas in the warning area will remain largely dry, some persistent bands of showers are likely to develop in places.

“Daily accumulations of 2-5 cm are probable for some, with 10-15 cm plausible in areas where showers merge into more organised and prolonged spells of snow. Some icy stretches are possible overnight, mainly where melting snow during the afternoon has not a chance to dry out before freezing overnight, although snow is likely to be more prevalent.”

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