Severe icy weather warning in place for Northamptonshire this weekend

A weather warning has been issued across Northamptonshire this weekend.
A weather warning has been issued across Northamptonshire this weekend.

A severe cold weather warning has been issued for Northamptonshire this weekend, with icy conditions and thick frosts set to blanket the county.

The level three Met Office warning states that the county is likely to endure colder than average conditions over the weekend period, and days either side, with the chance of snow in some areas.

In Northamptonshire there is a 90 per cent chance of severe cold weather featuring widespread ice and frosts tonight through until Tuesday, with temperatures predicted to drop as low as -3 degrees Celsius on Sunday night.

A Met office spokesperson said: “Some wintry precipitation can be expected for most areas too, mostly in the form of scattered showers, leading to lying snow and icy stretches in places.

“There is also currently an uncertain risk of locally significant snowfall for parts of southeast England later on Sunday, and also for central parts of England on Tuesday.”

The weather will get gradually colder throughout today (Friday), with daytime temperatures reaching 4C before dropping to -1 degrees Celsius tonight.

Saturday shows a similar picture, but Sunday will see daytime temperatures reaching only 2 degrees Celsius, which will feel more like -2 degrees Celsius when the wind-chill factor is considered.

If you want more information about how cold weather can affect your health, visit www.nhs.uk.

If you are concerned about your health or somebody you care for, advice can be obtained from www.nhs.uk/winterhealth, NHS 111 or your local pharmacist.