Met Office issues yellow weather warning for ice in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire


The Met Office has issued a new yellow weather warning for ice that covers Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire.

Previously there had been a warning that lasted until 11am today (January 25) however the new forecast covers from 6pm tonight until 10am tomorrow.

It covers vast swathes of the West Midlands, North West, and Wales – including Stoke-on-Trent, the Staffordshire Moorlands and Cheshire East.

It says there could be some injuries from slips and falls as well as icy patches on the roads and pavements.

The warning comes as Storm Christopher brought snow and heavy rainfall to the region over the weekend leading to temperatures dropping.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Icy stretches are expected, especially where there has been some melting snow during Monday daytime or snow is still lying.”

Forecasts for North Staffordshire predict the temperatures could drop even further tonight with Staffordshire County Council already revealing its gritters worked ‘around the clock’.

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But the Met Office forecasts there could even be snowfall in some parts of the Moorlands as early as this afternoon.

The current forecast in Leek says there could be some sleet and light snow from 1pm lasting through until 4pm with temperatures dropping to just 1c overnight.

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In Stoke-on-Trent it seems families could be set to miss out on the snow today but could be hit by sleet tomorrow morning from 11am through to 1pm. Overnight the mercury looks set to drop to -2c.

In Stafford temperatures overnight could drop to -2c although tomorrow will be a milder 3c. There is no sleet or snow currently forecast for the County Town.

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Temperatures in Congleton are also due to drop to -2c tonight but families look to have missed the sleet tomorrow with milder conditions, around 3c and rain forecast.

And the Newcastle borough also looks set for rainy conditions but no sleet with temperatures dropping to -2 overnight.





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