Manchester snow and ice weather warning: Full forecast as Met Office issues alert for Greater Manchester

Heavy snow has caused chaos in parts of the country this weekend.
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A yellow warning for ice is in place in Manchester. The Met Office alert starts at 5pm on Sunday and runs until noon on Monday after temperatures plummeted across the country in recent days.

It does however appear that Greater Manchester will escape the worst of it - unlike in Cumbria where a major incident was declared as people were forced to abandon their vehicles in heavy snow. 

What does a Met Office yellow weather warning mean? 

  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in parts of the UKThe Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in parts of the UK
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in parts of the UK

Manchester weather forecast for Sunday, December 3

Temperatures will be around freezing all day with a high of 4C in the early afternoon. There is a chance of sleet with some light winds. For Sunday day-time the BBC forecast says Manchester will see “mostly cloudy skies and just a few brighter breaks, more likely in the morning. The odd shower is possible.”

The evening will see potentially wintry showers arrive - more likely on higher ground. 

The BBC states: “It will be cloudy with rain developing from the southwest early. The rain will be heavy at times. The rain could turn wintry on the hills. It will become windy.”

Manchester weather forecast for Monday, December 4

Temperatures could reach 5C as the day progresses with things set to get warmer as we approach the weekend. For Monday day, the BBC states: "Remaining cloudy in the afternoon. Spells of rain will push in from the south. A chance of sleet over the hills." As for the evening, the forecast predicts: "it will be cloudy with rain becoming more persistent from the southwest early, heavy at times and mostly snow or sleet at higher grounds, but rather rain at lower levels."