The Met Office has issued an urgent yellow weather warning for snow across Wales, signaling a significant drop in temperatures and the arrival of wintry conditions. The alert, covering the period from early Thursday morning through to Friday, warns residents and travelers of potential severe weather impacts, including substantial snowfall, disruptions to travel, and possible power cuts.
Areas across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Powys, and Wrexham are expected to be the hardest hit. Forecasters predict snow accumulation could reach up to 20cm in higher regions (above 400m), with 2-5cm expected on ground above 200m, and up to 2cm at lower levels.
The impending weather conditions are anticipated to cause travel delays, with the potential for stranded vehicles and passengers, alongside delays or cancellations in rail and air travel. The Met Office also highlights a small chance that some rural communities could become cut off, with power cuts and mobile phone coverage affected in some areas.
Residents are urged to prepare for the cold snap by planning their routes carefully, checking their vehicles before setting off, and packing essential items such as warm clothing, food, water, and a torch. The Met Office advises keeping up to date with the latest weather forecast, as the situation could evolve rapidly.
For those venturing out, it’s crucial to take precautions and stay informed about the changing weather conditions. The yellow warning emphasizes the need for readiness against potential wintry hazards that could significantly affect day-to-day activities and safety.
Stay updated with the latest weather forecasts and heed any advice or instructions issued by local authorities during this period of adverse weather conditions.