Snow warning issued for parts of Banbury area

Some residents in the Banbury area could see more snow as parts of the area are included in a yellow winter weather warning.

By Matt Elofson
Friday, 29th January 2021, 1:29 pm
A yellow winter weather warning has been issued for some areas of the Midlands, including the western areas of Oxfordshire

A winter weather warning has been issued for some of the western Midlands, including parts of Oxfordshire as a mixture of ice, sleet and snow are expected to hit the area.

The Met's forecast for the Banbury says people can expect overnight rain to change to sleet during the early morning hours of tomorrow (Saturday January 30) and then turn to light snow by late morning.

The alert issued by the Met is primarily for the south western areas of the county.

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The forecast says area residents can expect rain from the south-west overnight, which will turn to sleet and then snow during the course of Saturday morning.

A few cm of snow are possible at low level areas, but more persistent snow is expected across the western areas of the country like Wales.

The Chipping Norton Fire Station issued the following advisory message for travel on its Facebook page: "More snow is predicted this weekend.

"Please stay safe folks! We’re in lockdown, so only go out if absolutely necessary. Remember it can take up to ten times longer to stop on an icy road.

"To brake on ice or snow without locking your wheels, get into a low gear earlier than normal, allow your speed to fall and use the brake pedal gently.

"If you start to skid, ease off the accelerator, but do not brake suddenly."