Yellow weather warnings of snow and ice for part of Notts and wind for whole county

Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning of snow and ice for part of Notts and one for wind for the whole of the county (Picture: Met Office)

The Met Office have issued two weather warnings for Nottinghamshire this week – one for snow and ice affecting part of the county and one for wind for the whole of Notts.

Showers will turn to sleet, snow and hail late on Monday (January 15) night across northern England and then affect parts of Wales and the Midlands on Tuesday evening and overnight into Wednesday.

Delays to travel are possible according to the Met Office with a lower likelihood of cancellations of public transport.

Some roads and pavements are expected to turn icy with an increased likelihood of some accidents and injuries.

The chief forecaster’s assessment said: “Two-to-six centimetres of snow may fall in places, especially on higher ground above 100-200 metres.

“A slushy cover of one-or-two centimetres seems more likely at lower levels and closer to the western coasts, some areas seeing very little or no snow.

“Some drifting may occur on cross-Pennine routes in the strong-to-gale winds.”

This comes as the Met Office also issued a yellow weather warning of wind for the whole county.

Very strong winds will affect parts of the UK during Wednesday (January 17) night and into Thursday.

The strongest winds are expected to transfer eastwards across the warning area before clearing by early afternoon.

Road, rail and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations and there is also a possibility some bridges may close.

Power cuts may occur with the potential to affect other services such as mobile phone coverage.

Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible along with some damage to buildings.

In addition, large waves are expected to affect some western coasts with beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

The chief forecaster’s assessment said: “During Wednesday night and into Thursday there is the potential for gusts of 60-70mph quite widely and a small chance of winds reaching 80mph in some places.

“The location of the most damaging winds is currently uncertain, although parts of northern and eastern England along with southern Scotland currently look more at risk.

“Along with the strong winds, a spell of heavy rain can also be expected which could also be combined with a temporary thaw of lying snow in the north.”

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