Met Office issues snow weather warning

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Met Office forecasters have issued a yellow weather warning for potential snowfall in West Yorkshire.

The warning is in place from 5pm throughout the county and forecasters say there may be wintry showers leading to between two and five centimetres of snow on high grounds.

An area of more organised showers will move south across northern England during Wednesday evening. The showers will fall as sleet, snow and hail on high ground, before turning to rain within a few hours.

The Met Office said: “The public should be aware of the possibility of difficult driving conditions and some minor travel disruption on higher Pennine routes.

“An occlusion will bring a band of more organised showers south across many parts of northern England during Wednesday evening.

“The air will be cold enough for snow to fall over high ground, although less cold air will quickly follow from the northeast, such that snow will turn to rain with any lying snow melting.”

Any snowfall is anticipated to cause minor disruption.