MetOffice Weather Warnings for Snow and Ice issued

The Met Office has issued weather warnings for Snow and Ice from midnight tonight until Wednesday at noon, so make sure you’re well-prepared for some wintry conditions.

Monday 15 January: After a frosty start, Monday will be largely dry with plenty of winter sunshine. However, brace yourselves for the cold, especially if you’re along the coast exposed to the brisk northerly breeze. The maximum temperature is expected to reach 3 °C.

As we move into the evening, expect clear skies, but there’s an increasing chance of wintry showers overnight. These showers may become heavier later, resulting in a covering of snow and icy conditions in some areas. It will be widely frosty, with a minimum temperature of -4 °C.

Tuesday 16 January 2024
Tuesday 16 January 2024

Tuesday: Tuesday is likely to start off icy for many, potentially causing some travel disruption. Expect wintry showers throughout the morning, with more persistent snow and perhaps rain on coasts developing across Cumbria later in the day. The temperature will remain cold, with a maximum of 4 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday: Heading into Tuesday evening, anticipate wintry showers that will clear overnight, leaving icy surfaces in their wake. The rest of the week promises to be largely dry and often sunny, with a chance of wintry showers on Thursday. The cold temperatures will persist, so be prepared for frosty and icy conditions.

Wednesday 17th January 2024
Wednesday 17th January 2024
Thursday 18 Jan 24
Thursday 18th January 2024

Remember to stay updated with local news and advisories, especially if you’re planning to travel. Drive safely and wrap up warm.

Stay tuned to your community radio station for more updates, and let’s navigate these wintry days together!

Community Safety Advisory: Stay Warm and Travel Safely in Wintry Conditions!

As the winter weather tightens its grip on our region, we want to ensure that everyone stays safe and warm during the upcoming snowy and icy conditions. The Met Office has issued warnings, and we encourage you to take extra precautions when heading out. Here are some essential tips to keep in mind:

1. Dress in Layers:

  • Wear several layers of warm clothing to trap heat close to your body.
  • Don’t forget a waterproof outer layer to protect against any wintry precipitation.

2. Keep extremities covered:

  • Protect your head, hands, and feet with hats, gloves, and insulated footwear.

3. Plan Ahead for Travel:

  • Before heading out, check the latest weather updates and road conditions.
  • Allow extra time for your journey, considering potential delays due to icy roads and reduced visibility.

4. Have an Emergency Kit:

  • Keep essential items in your vehicle, such as a blanket, extra clothing, flashlight, non-perishable snacks, and a first aid kit.

5. Drive Cautiously:

  • Reduce your speed and increase your following distance to allow for safe braking on slippery roads.
  • Use winter tires if possible and ensure your vehicle is in good condition.

6. Public Transportation:

  • Check for any service updates or delays before using public transportation.
  • Allow extra time for your commute.

7. Stay Informed:

  • Listen to local radio stations, like ours, for real-time updates on weather conditions and advisories.
  • Follow our social media channels and local news for any emergency notifications.

8. Look Out for Each Other:

  • Check on neighbors, especially the elderly or those with limited mobility, to ensure they are safe and warm.

9. Home Heating Safety:

  • If using space heaters, follow safety guidelines, and never leave them unattended.
  • Ensure your home heating systems are functioning properly.

10. Stay Hydrated and Nourished:

  • Drink plenty of fluids and eat well-balanced meals to keep your energy levels up.

Remember, community spirit shines brightest during challenging times. Let’s support one another, stay informed, and take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of our community.

Stay warm and travel safely!


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