Manchester snow warning upgraded to amber

The Met Office has placed an amber warning for snow for some parts of Manchester.

Snow, ice and winds will continue to buffer the UK on 30 December and into the new year holiday.

On 29 December 2017, snow fell across northern England and the southern Pennines, where many roads were closed.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice in Scotland and northern England on 30 December.

A yellow weather warning for rain is also in place over southern Scotland and Northern Ireland overnight.

The snow alert, placed by the Met Office, has been issued for Rochdale.

It is in place until the midday 30 December, with the weather likely to cause some travel disruption.

Forecasters have also issued a yellow weather warning of snow for the areas of Bolton and Wigan.

The Met Office said the snow is mainly expected to affect the north of England, with accumulations of 5-10cm likely and up to 15cm possible over higher ground.

A statement on the Met Office website said: “A spell of heavy snow is likely over parts of northern England on Friday morning.

“Travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers. Some delays and cancellations to rail and air travel are likely.

“There is a possibility that some rural communities could become temporarily cut off. Power cuts may also occur.”

Areas in the yellow weather alert area could experience delayed railway and bus services, while drivers are advised to plan their journeys.

Passengers at Glasgow airport faced delays after heavy snow caused flights to be temporarily suspended.

The RAC warned driving conditions would be very difficult, if not impossible, in the worst-affected areas of the UK.

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