Warning of more snow and ice for Peterborough

Peterborough city centre gets a light dusting of snow in February 2012. Photo: Ben Davis/Peterborough Telegraph

Peterborough city centre gets a light dusting of snow in February 2012. Photo: Ben Davis/Peterborough Telegraph

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Thursday, 5.10pm update: The Met Office have updated their weather warning for more snow showers and icy conditions now extending across Peterborough and east of England into Friday morning (30 January).

After some snow flurries in Peterborough this afternoon, some early evening showers forecast may fall as sleet or snow, but the area should be mostly dry overnight.

There is a strong likelihood of the danger icy patches across the region on Friday morning.

Friday should be clearer and drier, and slightly warmer with a possible high of 5°C, but with gusting winds upto 30mph continuing to bring the temperature down.

Temperatures are set to remain cold into next week, not getting much above freezing and dipping below overnight with blustery winds making it feel several degrees colder.

Weather warning

Met Office ‘Yellow warning of snow and ice’ from 3pm Thursday until 11am on Friday morning: “Showers during Thursday afternoon and evening are expected to fall increasingly as sleet, snow and hail.

“This may settle in places, especially from late afternoon and more especially on high ground.

“In addition, a more persistent spell of rain, sleet and and snow may affect the west and south of the yellow area during the early hours of Friday morning.

“Most areas are unlikely to see large amounts of snow but icy stretches are likely to form on untreated surfaces.

“The public should be aware of the risk of some travel disruption and difficult driving conditions.”

Latest Met Office Weather Warnings for the east of England

Met Office 5-day forecast for Peterborough

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