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Saturday, May 25, 2019

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Snow warning for Friday morning

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice in Leicester and Leicestershire tomorrow. The alert is in place between 12.05am and 12.00pm on Friday 9th February, with heavy sleet, hail and snow showers expected through the morning. The warning applies to Leicester and Leicestershire, along with Derby and Nottingham. Temperatures plummeted last...

Snow forecast for Leicestershire this weekend

Leicestershire could see some early snow this weekend as a blast of cold weather sweeps across the UK. The Met Office is predicting some snow to hit the county on Saturday (15 December) with temperatures as low -5C. The outlook for the weekend according to the Met Office is as follows: “Friday cold with sunny spells...

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...

Weather warning issued with strong winds expected across Leicestershire

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the East Midlands, with winds of up to 40mph expected to hit the region. The warning remains in place for tonight and tomorrow, with the peak in the wind expected around midday tomorrow. The strong winds are part of Storm Helene, which is making its way...

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 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...

Severn Trent asks customers to use water carefully to avoid low water pressure in homes

Severn Trent says high demand for water during the current heatwave could lead to some homes experiencing low water pressure. With the region basking in the hottest June for 40 years, Severn Trent has confirmed that, while it always expected to see an increase in demand for water, usage has been significantly more than normal. Customers...

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...

Heavy snow across Leicestershire – latest weather and travel updates

As weather experts predicted, heavy snow has arrived in Leicester and the wider county this morning. An amber snow warning came into effect in the East Midlands at 4am and the Met Office has warned that snowfall is expected until late this evening. While some will be relishing the prospect of building snowmen and sledging in...

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...

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