Harrogate warned of snow and ice as ‘weather bomb’ hits

NAPB 1301261AM7 Nidderdale in the snow. Greenhow. Picture: Adrian Murray (1301261AM7)
NAPB 1301261AM7 Nidderdale in the snow. Greenhow. Picture: Adrian Murray (1301261AM7)

Severe weather warnings of high winds with risks of ice and snow have been issued by the Met Office for Harrogate over the coming days.

A yellow warning of wind was issued for the area on Wednesday evening (December 10) with gusts of 65-75mph affecting Harrogate before gradually easing on Thursday morning.

Despite the weather warning gradually easing for the rest of today (Thursday), the Met Office has warned that Harrogate could be hit by 2 to 5cm of snow on Friday.

The Met Office warned residents that Harrogate may be affected by heavy rain, sleet, light snow and icy conditions which may affect rush hour commuters on Friday morning.

Lower levels of Harrogate have been warned of 2 to 5cm of snow while at higher levels, over the pennines, this could rise to 10cm with a risk of ice also in place.

The ‘weather bomb’ which is currently sweeping the country, has already seen wind speeds of 144mph recorded on the remote St Kilda islands, with gusts in excess of 80mph elsewhere.

However, the weather warning for North Yorkshire and Harrogate currently ends at 10am on Friday with no further warnings in place for the region over the weekend.