Derby yellow weather warning: Snow and sleet set to cause travel chaos across region

The weather in Derby (pictured is Littleover) has seen snow flurries across the region, with heavier snowfall expected over the hills | Image Ria GheiThe weather in Derby (pictured is Littleover) has seen snow flurries across the region, with heavier snowfall expected over the hills | Image Ria Ghei
The weather in Derby (pictured is Littleover) has seen snow flurries across the region, with heavier snowfall expected over the hills | Image Ria Ghei
Derby City Council said gritters were out in force at 4am this morning (Thursday)

A yellow weather warning for snow in Derby today (Thursday) has been issued by the Met Office, which could see disruption and delays across the city.

National Highways, the government-led agency, managing the UK’s motorways, warned drivers to consider if their journey was imperative before venturing out. 

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In their most recent social post on X (formerly Twitter), they said: ‘Motorists are advised to plan their trip and consider the necessity of journeys with significant snow forecast in northern and central regions. The Met Office has warnings in place across much of the country with a mixture of rain, snow and wind.’

Large areas of the UK have been impacted by snow and sleet conditions, forcing dozens of schools to close in North Wales and Northern England.

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Derby weather forecast for next 48 hours

Thursday February 8 - heavy snow over hills

The latest weather forecast for Derby will see cloud and wet conditions move northwards, bringing heavy snowfall over the hills.

Hill snow and rain will become patchier, and strong winds are expected too.

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The evening will be dry but only for a short period, and clearing only towards dawn.

Friday February 9 - scattered showers

The outlook is more settled, but Friday will see overcast skies, milder temperatures and a few breaks of sunshine.

What does a yellow weather warning mean?

The Met Office issues weather warnings when severe weather impacts the UK. 

These warnings are given a colour; yellow, amber or red.

A yellow warning means the weather will cause some low level impacts, including some disruption to travel in a few places. 

Most people will be able to continue with their daily routine, but there will be some that will be directly impacted and so it is important to assess if you could be affected.

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