Snow warning issued for Derbyshire

A snow warning has been issued for Derbyshire.

The Met Office says snow is likely to fall in some parts of county from 6pm tomorrow (Sunday) which could cause travel disruption and icy conditions into Monday morning.

An official yellow warning – meaning snow is likely – has been issued for the East Midlands between 6pm on Sunday and 10am on Monday (December 28).

It states that parts of the High Peak in Derbyshire, including Glossop and areas near Buxton, could be affected, as well other areas in northern England.

A Met Office spokesman said: “A band of rain, sleet and snow followed by wintry showers will move south across Scotland and Northern Ireland on Sunday evening and into parts of northern England and north Wales early on Monday morning.

“Localised accumulations of 1-3 cm are possible to lower levels but higher accumulations are likely over higher ground. Above 250 metres, accumulations of 5-10 cm are possible.

“Whilst skies are expected to clear from the north overnight, icy patches are likely to develop and persist through to Monday morning.”

The latest warning comes with high winds set to batter the county later today (Saturday).

Derby City Council has warned Derby residents to avoid walking near wooded areas with heavy gusts of wind set to reach a speed of around 60mph in some parts of Derbyshire.

The areas affected by wind warnings

Storm Bella is set to reach most parts of the UK from 3pm today but it may strike some places earlier. An official yellow warning will be active from 3pm with some coastal areas having a more severe amber warning.

According to the Met Office, the high winds could disrupt journey times, cause the closure of some roads and possibly cause damage to buildings.

A Derby City Council Facebook post said: “We’re expecting #StormBella to bring some very strong winds to Derby over the next couple of days with gusts of up to 60mph expected.

“A Met Office yellow weather warning for wind will come into force for Derby tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 26 December).

“If you’re heading out for a walk, please try and avoid heavily wooded areas. “

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