Snow and Ice Weather Warning Issued for Local AreaThe Met Office has issued a weather warning today, (Thursday 29th January 2015) that predicts showers during Thursday afternoon and evening that are expected to fall increasingly as sleet, snow and hail.

The snow 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.

The unstable westerly airflow will veer northwesterly during Thursday bringing cold air further south across the UK. Showers will therefore become wintry to lower levels. 1 to 2 cm may settle almost anywhere, especially from late afternoon and into Thursday evening. During the early hours of Friday morning a more persistent spell of rain, sleet and snow may affect parts of Wales, the Midlands and southern England. Again, 1 to 2 cm of snow is possible at low levels whilst locally up to 5 cm could settle on high ground above about 150 m. However, this is rather uncertain and many places will see little, if any, lying snow, and ice is more likely to be a hazard.

Icy patches will also form on untreated surfaces. The public should be aware of the risk of tricky driving conditions.

This warning is likely to be updated, keep checking Andover & Villages for updates.

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