4.30pm snow falling

New Weather Warning!

As your Local Councillors in Wednesfield North we occasionally get warnings of this sort, from the weather team….Beware from 22.00 tonight through until tomorrow we might be subjected to some unpleasant weather! So Wednesfield be ready and take care.

Dear Councillors

We have been notified of a Yellow weather warning for Snow & Ice that will be in place across some of the West Midlands Conurbation (bordering Wolverhampton) from 22:00hrs today , until 10:00hrs tomorrow , 27th Feb. There is also a Yellow weather warning for Snow affecting Wolverhampton from 00:00hrs tonight until 12:00hrs tomorrow.

The latest from our Met Office Advisor (26/02/2020);

‘Weather Update for Staffordshire, Warwickshire and West Midlands Police/LRF areas

Today will see some occasional wintry showers of rain/sleet/hail and perhaps even some snow too, although these should ease and clear later this afternoon. This evening will start off fine and dry, although during the course of Wednesday night we will see a mix of sleet and snow push in across the midlands, with the sleet/snow continuing until Thursday morning.
Whilst snow amounts don’t look particularly large – there is a reasonable chance that by first light on Thursday morning we could see a covering of a couple of cm or so of snow on the ground pretty much anywhere – although there could be a little more across the usual higher routes and communities as is often the case. This means then that tonight and particularly tomorrow morning we could well see some difficult and treacherous travelling conditions – particularly where roads may not have been gritted. We could still see some snow falling during the morning commute on Thursday, although any sleet/snow will stop by mid-morning with reasonable fine weather for the rest of the day.

Thursday night will be cold, potentially icy in places, then on Friday/Friday night and Saturday morning we will see another spell of rain. Currently rainfall amounts don’t look particularly high during Friday and Saturday – but given the very saturated conditions on the ground it could well mean that we see some further instances of surface water flooding.

We have Yellow weather warnings in place for Snow and Ice for tonight and tomorrow morning at https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings

In summary then – don’t be surprised if it’s a bit snowy tonight/first thing tomorrow morning – there could be enough to make transport a bit difficult first thing tomorrow morning, but it will improve quickly. More rain on Friday into Saturday.’

Please visit: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings for more up-to-date information.

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Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more

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