Met Office issues snow warning for parts of Greater Manchester as storm Arwen hits

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow that could hit some parts of Greater Manchester.

The warning is in effect from 5:00 p.m. today (Friday) until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday).

The Met Office map shows that snow in our area could hit parts of Rochdale and Tameside.

Forecasters say periods of snow on the hills could disrupt overnight and morning travel.

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There may be some delays on roads and there is a “small chance that some rural communities could be cut off,” the Met Office says.

There may also be some power outages.

The warning concerns parts of Rochdale and Tameside

Temperatures are expected to drop to around 2C on Friday and 1C on Saturday.

This comes when Storm Arwen will later hit the UK bringing winds up to 90mph to some parts of the country.

Several weather warnings have been issued for today and tomorrow in the northwest.

Strong winds will blow this afternoon and tonight, causing some disruption to the journey, forecasters say.

The yellow wind warning is in effect all night until 6:00 PM tomorrow.

The Met Office has also issued a rare red warning in parts of the North East and Scotland, meaning there is a potential ‘life hazard’.

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