Met Office forecasts hours of snow in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire



The Met Office has forecast the first snowfall of 2021 could hit some areas of North Staffordshire as early as this afternoon.

The current forecast for the Staffordshire Moorlands – including towns such as Leek and Biddulph – says there is an 80 per cent chance of heavy snow from 11am today (January 1).

The dusting will then ease off a bit later in the afternoon at around 2pm before a layer of fog will descend onto the Moorlands in the evening.

Tomorrow the forecast currently suggests there could be hours of snow from 2pm to 8pm with the Met Office saying it’s currently 50/50 whether there will be a shower.

There has also been snow forecast in Stoke-on-Trent tomorrow from 2pm to 4pm with an hour break before returning from 6pm.

Over the county line in Congleton there is set to be light snow between 4pm and 8pm while Alsager and Crewe due to be hit between 6pm and 8pm.

Across the region temperatures overnight are expected to drop to -3c today with highs of 3c.

The Met Office forecast says: “A cold start to the New Year with a few fog patches lingering during the morning. Largely dry but cloudy throughout the day with the odd patch of light rain. Feeling cold.

“Remaining cloudy during the evening but becoming dry, with cloud breaking during the night. Frosts, icy patches and isolated freezing fog could develop under the clearing skies.”

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Earlier this week Storm Bella led to widespread snow showers across the region with traffic issues reported across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

There are currently a number of flood alerts and warnings in place across the country, including one in the Stafford area focused around the River Sow and Penk.





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