A YELLOW warning has been issued by the Met Office for heavy snow expected to fall later today.

Areas across Reading were hit by snow last week, leading delays on the roads due to slippy surfaces.

The forecast suggests there is a strong possibility of snow overnight from Tuesday into Wednesday.

Snow and ice may bring disruption to parts of England and Wales from Thursday afternoon through to early Friday.

Snow is expected from around 9pm to midday and is expected to be heavy at times and turning icy.

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office.

It warns that:

  • There is a small chance of travel delays on the roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delays or cancelled rail and air travel.
  • There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off.
  • A small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage might be affected.
  • A chance of injuries from slipping on icy surfaces
  • Untreated pavements and cycle paths could become impassable due to black ice.

Around 1-3cm are likely to fall, with accumulations of 5cm in some places. There is a small chance areas could see up to 10cm, especially over the higher grounds.

As this clears, ice is likely to form on surfaces on Wednesday morning.