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Yellow alert for snow and ice in parts of Wales

A yellow weather warning by the Met Office has been issued for snow and ice in certain areas of Wales on December 2 and 3. This cautionary notice is effective from 6pm today until 12 noon on Sunday.

The specific areas affected include Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, and Wrexham.

Warnings have been issued advising people to anticipate disruptions in transportation networks, such as roads and railways, due to icy conditions, including pavements, posing a risk of slips and falls.

North Wales Police reported the closure of a section of the A470 at Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, due to snow.

Lampeter, in Ceredigion, experienced temperatures dropping to a low of -10°C overnight.

Numerous regions across the UK are under snow and ice warnings. The zone encompassing parts of Wales extends through a substantial area in the center of the country, reaching from the east coast above Norfolk up to Newcastle. Additional warnings are in place for the far north of Scotland, Cumbria, the southwest of Scotland, and the southeast coast of England.

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According to the Met Office forecast, we should expect: “Areas of rain, sleet, and away from immediate coastal areas, snow, are expected to push north and east across the area later this evening and into the early hours of Sunday.

“Whilst not everywhere will see accumulating snow, some places will likely see 1-3 cm, with 5-10 cm possible over some hills and mountains of Wales, the Peak District and south Pennines. Ice will be an additional hazard.”

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