The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice for many parts of the UK, including Wiltshire.

The weather forecaster published the warning on Wednesday, December 1, revealing that sleet and snow is expected across the South West on Thursday (December 2).

It has said that an area of rain, sleet and snow is expected to move south across much of Wales and parts of western England on Thursday. 

We should expect some icy stretches as temperatures are expected to plummet.

There is a chance of some snow but this will mostly be on higher ground and is likely to only fall in small amounts with no more than 1-2 cm in some places.

The yellow warning will remain in place until 10 am on Thursday, December 3.

What to expect from the yellow ice warning

The Met Office has told us to expect the following:

  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths
  • Some roads and railways may be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services

What areas will be affected by the yellow weather warning?

  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole
  • Bristol
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Gloucestershire
  • North Somerset
  • Somerset
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Wiltshire