With Office issues snow weather warning for Greater Manchester

Parts of Greater Manchester have been hit with a yellow weather warning for snow and ice from Thursday evening.

The Met Office issued the weather update this morning (February 24) announcing that areas of Greater Manchester could see snow fall and icy conditions until Friday.

Wintry showers are expected, including spells of sleet and snow, as well as icy road surfaces, which could lead to difficult traveling conditions and an increased chance of accidents.

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The yellow warning is in place from 8pm Thursday, to 9.30am on Friday.

The warning covers east Manchester, alongside Bury, Rochdale, Stockport and large parts of Tameside.

It comes as reports of ‘thundersnow’ are set to hit the region – where snow falls in a thunderstorm instead of rain.

Storm Gladys was reported to hit parts of the UK today, with heavy winds and snowfall forecast for northern parts of the country, including Greater Manchester.

It comes just days after the region was battered by winds and flooding in Storm Eunice and Storm Franklin.

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The Met Office update said: “Further wintry showers expected, with snowfall mainly on hills, will lead to icy surfaces, perhaps making for difficult travel conditions tonight.

“Can expect icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, leading to an increased chance of accidents and injuries.

“Some roads, and possibly railways, could be affected by longer journey times, particularly those roads crossing higher ground.”

Snow is mainly expected to hit Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside from midday – see every boroughs’ hour-by-hour forecast here.

Boroughs will see temperatures drop as low as 1 degrees this afternoon.

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