Frost-tea conditions forecast this weekend

By Chantelle Roberts

Those dreaming of a white Christmas might be closer to their wishes this weekend after the Met Office issued a Yellow Warning in the East Midlands.

The yellow warning issued for Saturday(DEC15) and Sunday may affect the East Midlands. The Met Office and The Weather Channel have said to expect snow in certain areas of the country.

The Met Office announced, over this weekend, areas in Britain will experience: “Strong winds and heavy rain for some, with snow expected across northern parts of the country.”

Whilst Scotland is forecast to receive most of the snowfall, the Met Office and The Weather Channel predicted some snow or sleet may fall in Leicestershire on Saturday.

Weekend plans may be disrupted or delayed due to weather conditions.

Chief Meteorologist Steve Willington said: “This weekend’s weather brings a range of winter hazards.

“As such, there is the potential for disruption to travel on the roads and possible delays or cancellations to public transport services, so we encourage people to keep an eye on the latest weather forecast and warnings and to take care when travelling.”

Drivers and commuters should be aware of any disruptions to travel plans, and preparations for colder weather have been recommended.

Forecasts for the weekend according to the Weather Channel: Saturday – mix of rain, snow and wind with temperatures of around 4C – on Sunday – showers, with lows of 4C and highs of 7C.

Whilst the weather has been quite mild this winter, people are reminded to wrap up warm and check on those who may be isolated around the holiday period.

For more information on weather forecasts, and how to prepare for winter visit: metoffice.gov.uk

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