Weather warnings continue after snow hits parts of Wales
WEATHER warnings were set to continue today after snow fell across parts of South Wales yesterday.
The mountains of the Brecon Beacons were among the places hit by the winter weather, with snow also falling in the Valleys areas.
Meanwhile Cardiff managed miss the worst of the snowfall.
Those wanting to make the most of the wintry weather could be seen walking at the Storey Arms, near Pen y Fan, attempting to sledge, building snowmen or taking youngsters outside so they could experience their first memories of snow.
But yesterday also saw emergency services warn of poor driving conditions and Public Health Wales has to previously issued advice to avoid feeling the impact of cold weather.
Today, a yellow “be aware” warning for snow and ice was in place after being issued by the Met Office yesterday.
Valid from 12.05am today until 11.55pm tonight, the Met Office warns that showers of snow, sleet and hail will continue, particularly through the first part of today.
The weather warning covered the majority of Wales, including Cardiff, Caerphilly, Vale of Glamorgan, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Bridgend, while excluding some parts of South-East and Mid Wales.
Between 2-4cm of snow may affect some low-lying areas while higher ground could see between 5-10cm of snow. Residents are also warned that ice is likely to affect untreated surfaces.
A combination of snow and ice may lead to the risk of disruption, difficult driving conditions and longer journey times.
The Met Office’s chief forecaster said: “A cold north to northwesterly airstream will keep the risk of wintry weather going through Friday. However, amounts of snow are likely to be very variable with some places missing it altogether.”
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service yesterday warned of poor driving conditions and advised motorists to take care and leave plenty of time for their journey, while South Wales Police’s roads team advised motorists to be careful if they needed to travel in the current weather conditions.
It comes as other parts of the UK were battered by strong winds and snow which caused travel disruption, school closures and cancelled flights at airports including Heathrow.
People attempted to sledge in the snow at Pen y Fan
A gritting and snow plough lorry drives near Pen y Fan yesterday
Robert Trigg took this photo of snow in Treherbert