Weather warning for snow and ice in the Upper Dales tomorrow with more on the way

A weather warning has been issued for snow and ice for the west of the district tomorrow, with more snow forecast over the weekend.

The Met Office yellow warning from 12.05am on Friday to 6pm on Saturday covers the Upper Dales including Hawes and Keld in Swaledale.

The Met Office says increasingly frequent snow showers already affecting parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England will extend across many other northern and western parts of the UK.

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Forecasters say 2 to 5cm of snow is likely in places over the warning area but 10-20 cm is possible for some locations.

Icy surfaces are also likely to be an additional hazard, especially overnight.

A spokesperson said: “Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers with possible delays and cancellations to rail and air travel.

“Some rural communities could be cut off and power supplies interrupted. Probably some icy stretches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

“Some injuries from slips and falls on icy and snowy surfaces. This warning has been updated to extend east to include more of the Pennines.”

Another yellow weather warning has been issued for Sunday when heavy snow is forecast to fall across the district.

The warning is for 4am  to 11.55am on Sunday, although snow is forecast to fall on Richmondshire in the afternoon.