Icy week ahead as temperatures drop
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.