A yellow weather warning for snow and ice is in place for North Wales this weekend with temperatures plummeting today (Saturday, December 10).

The Met Office has issued the warning to the Welsh coast, as well as other areas of the UK today, lifting on Sunday at 12pm according to the latest updates.

On today’s forecast in Wales, the Met Office said: “Wintry showers continuing in coastal areas of Wales, these locally heavy. Mostly dry in the east with fog and low cloud only slowly lifting to give some sunshine in places. Staying cold. Maximum temperature 5 °C.”

Temperatures are predicted to continue to drop into the night, with conditions expected to turn frosty with a risk of ice and freezing fog patches.


Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Steve Willington, said: “It is staying cold with daytime temperatures remaining only a few degrees above freezing in many places over the coming days and overnight temperatures dropping to -10°C or lower in isolated spots. Although below average, these temperatures are not that unusual for this time of year.”

North Wales police this morning said: “Another bitterly cold morning across the region.

“If you have to travel, please drive according to the conditions and remember to leave a greater distance between you and the car in front. Please take extra care on the road. Slow Down. Stay safe."

Traffic Wales North & Mid have also issued a warning about driving conditions this morning, particularly in the Wrexham and Flintshire area.

They said: “Poor driving conditions in the North-East of Wales this morning. Allow additional time for your journey and slow down.”

They have also issued a warning about poor driving conditions on the A55 near J25 Bodelwyddan and J34 Ewloe Loop this morning.