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Manchester weather: Met Office issues yellow status weather warning for ice

Ice alert issued by Met Office as Manchester prepares for freezing cold night.

The Met Office has issued a yellow status weather warning of ice for Manchester.

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The warning was issued by the Met Office on Friday afternoon and is valid until 11.59pm.

“Early wintry showers in the north, and rain, sleet and hill snow further south will leave surfaces cold and wet by early evening,” reads the warning on the Met Office website.

“Clear spells for a time will allow ice to form in places, particularly for evening commuters, before temperatures trend up after midnight. The warning area highlights areas considered most likely to see ice.”

What to expect:

  • Probably some icy patches forming on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.
  • Where these occur, an increased likelihood of accidents or injuries.

North West England weather forecast

Friday January 7 - Tuesday January 11

Headline:

Cold through Friday evening, turning milder and wet into Saturday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Friday’s showers fading through the evening and winds easing. A frost and some ice developing early in the night but becoming cloudier and milder through the early hours of Saturday as rain, heavy at times, moves in and winds strengthen. Minimum temperature -3 °C.

Saturday:

A cloudy, wet, and breezy day as the rain clears east followed by showers through the afternoon. Mild to start the day but turning slightly cooler after the rain clears. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Scattered showers continuing into Sunday between occasional sunny spells. Largely cloudy and mild with some drizzle on Monday. Further showers to start on Tuesday before skies turn somewhat clearer later.