New weather warnings suggest when snow could hit Derby and Derbyshire

New weather warnings have been issued which suggest snow could hit parts of Derby and Derbyshire overnight and throughout Monday.

On Boxing Day, Derbyshire Live reported how a yellow warning for snow and ice was in place covering northern parts of the county between 6pm today and 10am on Monday.

However, it now appears that the snow could reach parts of Derbyshire even earlier after the Met Office updated its warnings earlier today.

The latest information we have is that a yellow warning for snow and ice covering northern areas, including parts of Derbyshire, is in place from 3pm this afternoon. A forecast for Buxton says snow is possible from 6pm tonight.

But a separate warning from the Met Office has also been released saying a band of snow could hit more areas of the county, including in Derby, from midnight to 6pm on Monday (December 28).

This Met Office map suggests snow could fall in Derby and Derbyshire, as well as other areas, from midnight December 28
(Image: Met Office)

Both warnings suggest travel disruption maybe expected due to icy conditions and injuries from slips and falls are possible.

A Met Office spokesman said: “An area of rain is likely to move south through Sunday night and Monday across parts of England and Wales.

“There is the potential for this to turn to snow for a time. There is a lot of uncertainty in where snow develops with some areas seeing little or no accumulations. However, there is a very low likelihood of 1-3 cm, and locally 5-10 cm falling in a few places, particularly over higher ground of Wales above 200 metres.

“As well as snow, widespread ice may also be an issue, especially where treatment has been washed off road surfaces.”

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