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Monday, March 18, 2019

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Adverse weather closes key services in city including new ice rink

Leicester City Council has confirmed key public services will remain closed today due to adverse weather conditions. This includes the new ice rink and the Christmas Market in the city centre. The council advised the closure was due to the heavy snow affecting staff travel. Other services that are affected include Westcotes and Hamilton libraries,...

Snow falls begin across Leicestershire with drivers warned to avoid unnecessary travel

Snow has started falling in most parts of Leicestershire this morning, as a cold snap dubbed the "mini beast from the east" sweeps in. The Met Office has issued warnings of snow and ice across most of Leicestershire until Sunday. Temperatures will be as low as -3C but could feel as low as -9C. The Met...

Weather warning issued for Leicestershire with strong winds and heavy rain

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Leicestershire as Storm Gareth sweeps through the East Midlands. The warning has been issued for 12pm today (Tuesday 12) to 3am tomorrow (Wednesday 13). Heavy rain and strong winds, with gusts of up to 60mph, are...

List of schools in Leicester and Leicestershire that will be closed due to the snow

The adverse weather will see many schools closed on Monday across Leicester and Leicestershire. Some schools have already made the decision not to open tomorrow, whilst others will be announcing their decision later this evening. The headteacher of the school normally makes the decision of whether to open or not based on a number of...

Snow warning issued for Leicestershire on Easter Monday

Leicestershire has been hit with a snow warning for Easter Monday as the Met Office forecasts bitter temperatures across the UK. A yellow warning for snow has been issued from 12.15am on Easter Monday through to 11.45pm that night. The weather body stated that “several centimetres are possible” but emphasised that the exact levels of snow...

Updated: List of schools in Leicester and Leicestershire that will be closed due to the snow

A large number of schools are closed today across Leicester and Leicestershire due to the adverse weather conditions which hit the county yesterday. The heavy snow means that many side roads remain treacherous today - although most main roads are back to normal after gritters were deployed through the night. The decision of whether to open...

Leicester weather forecast for the Bank Holiday weekend

After the recent cold and wet weather, the good news is that we’ll see warmer weather for the Bank Holiday weekend. The changeable weather over the last week or so will be pushed aside by an area of high pressure from the south. This will bring a good deal of fine and dry weather...

Schools in Leicester and Leicestershire closed on Tuesday

Thousands of children across Leicestershire had a snow day today, with a large number of schools across the county closed due to the adverse weather. The Met Office is warning of another cold night tonight. It advised that “Temperatures will fall sharply to give widespread overnight frost, with icy conditions. Minimum temperature of -8°C”. The icy...

Weather warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms for Leicestershire

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for rain and thunderstorms for the East Midlands including Leicestershire. The warning applies to between midnight on Sunday and 6am on Monday 28th May. The warning states: “Thunderstorms will continue to affect parts of Wales, southern and central England through Sunday and into Monday morning.” The warning states...

Snow hits Leicestershire again causing disruptions to roads and schools

Snow fell across Leicestershire again overnight, creating icy conditions this morning. The snow started to settle yesterday evening, making pavements and road surfaces particularly treacherous. Drivers and pedestrians have been urged to take care when travelling and allow extra time for their journeys. A number of schools across Leicestershire are deciding whether to open or...

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