Snow looks to be on the way for South Yorkshire - warning issued

A frosty start to the weekend is forecast.
A frosty start to the weekend is forecast.

The regional forecast for the Yorkshire and Humber from The Met Office going into the weekend is as follows:

Snow could be on its way in Doncaster and South Yorkshire today after weather experts issued a warning for the cold weather.

Meteorologists said ‘several centimetres’ of snow could fall before the day is out.

The forecast said: “An area of rain, sleet and snow is expected to spread eastwards across the area during Boxing Day before clearing during the evening and overnight.

“Some uncertainty surrounds how much snow will occur, but several centimetres of snow is likely even at low levels, especially in a swathe through Wales and the Midlands, where there is the potential for an amber warning. As precipitation clears, roads could turn very icy.”

The forecast also warned of potential travel disruption, during a day of football in which Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United, Chesterfield FC and Doncaster Rovers are all in action.

It added: “The public should be aware of the potential for disruption from snow. Please watch for updates to this warning, especially if travelling.

“A depression will track southeastwards across England and Wales during Boxing Day, clearing southeast England overnight.

“A spell of snow is likely, even to lower levels, on the northern flank of this depression. South of the depression centre, rain will fall, heavy at times. “

“There is more confidence now in the track of the depression, the main uncertainty revolving around the balance between rain and snow, which depends on the intensity.

“Where snow does occur accumulations of two to four centimetres are likely even to lower levels, with more than 10cm on high ground.”