WEATHER: Sleet and snow moves south-east

Radar at midday 6th Dec 2012 Credit: Met Office/ ITVplc

Rain continues to push its way south & east during this afternoon.

Heavy pulses (yellow on the image above) have already developed across the region with rain turning to sleet and snow, even at lower levels.

Over 5cm could fall and settle over the Cumbrian fells, Lancashire Pennines and to parts of the Peak District.

With wet conditions falling on frozen ground (after a bitterly cold night last night) slippery, icy conditions are possible on untreated surfaces.

The wintry mixture will turn heavy this afternoon and evening before slipping south overnight with a few showers to the west.

Ice remains a problem into Friday but it should be brighter - although remaining cold and breezy.

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