Wakefield weather forecast: Met Office issues warning for snow and ice in Wakefield, Pontefract and Castleford

Snow, frost and ice are on the cards for Wakefield and the Five Towns from the early hours of tomorrow.

Monday, 1st February 2021, 10:15 am

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the district, starting with sleet at around 4am tomorrow (Tuesday) turning to heavy snow by 5am.

Here's the forecast in full:

Today:

Snow, frost and ice are on the cards for Wakefield and the Five Towns from the early hours of tomorrow.

After a cold and frosty start, it will be a fine and dry day, with some decent spells of sunshine for many. Despite the sunshine and light winds it will be staying on the cold side. Maximum temperature 6 °C.

Tonight:

A dry evening, before rain arrives from the west overnight. The rain turning to snow on its leading edge, even to low levels. Some significant accumulations are likely on hills. Minimum temperature 0 °C.

Tuesday:

Cold and windy, with further sleet and snow first thing. Turning showery and less cold from the south during the afternoon. Winds easing. Maximum temperature 2 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Rain and hill snow persisting in the north on Wednesday and Thursday, but generally brighter and showery to the south. Less cold. Perhaps drier and brighter on Friday.