Cheshire weather warning issued as wind and snow set to hit UK

The Met Office has issued a weather warning covering Cheshire – with the UK set to be hit by strong winds and snow.

Forecasters have put a yellow weather warning in place for wind across the entire country, including Cheshire and the rest of the North West, which will be in force between 9am and midnight on Tuesday (December 7).

A warning for snow will also be in place on Tuesday covering much of northern England and Scotland, although this does not look set to affect the county.

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According to forecasters, Cheshire is likely to see ‘strong winds’ on Tuesday with ‘potential travel disruption in places’.

People have been told to expect the following:

– Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely

– Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer

– Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely

– Some short term loss of power and other services is possible

– It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves

The current Met Office outlook for Tuesday to Thursday reads: “Wet with snow on the hills and very windy Tuesday and Wednesday, with coastal gales in the west. Perhaps drier to start on Thursday before becoming wet and windy again.”

The new weather warning comes as people continue to recover from the disruption caused by Storm Arwen last weekend.

The impact of the severe gales and snowfall left tens of thousands of homes across the North West without power for a number of days.

Cheshire Live – Cheshire