Icy week ahead as tem­per­a­tures drop

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

AS tem­per­a­tures plum­met for the first time this year, fore­cast­ers are pre­dict­ing an icy week ahead for the town.

Ex­perts say Mac­cles­field will not ex­pe­ri­ence the ‘Beast from the East’ weather front feared for the far north of the UK, but will ex­pe­ri­ence below-freez­ing tem­per­a­tures and frost, with a small chance of snow, par­tic­u­larly in the hills.

A spokesper­son for the Met Of­fice, said: “There has been lots in the me­dia about ‘Beast from the East’ and ‘Arc­tic storm blasts’ but that is not go­ing to hap­pen.

The weather is go­ing to be typ­i­cal for Jan­uary, it’s just go­ing to be a bit of a change from the milder tem­per­a­tures we have been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing.

“If there is go­ing to be any snow it will be later in the week – Thurs­day or Fri­day – and it will be up on the hills.

“There is a lit­tle un­cer­tainty about whether it will come down to the lower lev­els, but it won’t be a sub­stan­tial amount, just a sprin­kling. The main con­cern is frost and icy roads.”

Mo­torists, pedes­tri­ans and cy­clists are ad­vised to take ex­tra care when trav­el­ling, and res­i­dents are urged to look out for vul­ner­a­ble neigh­bours dur­ing the cold snap.

For more in­for­ma­tion go to metof­fice.gov.uk.

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