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Weekend weather forecast: Remaining cold and icy

The snow, rain and sleet which has hit Wales on Boxing Days is due to clear this evening and overnight. It will remain cold though, leaving icy roads, and some more wintry showers to the west. Minimum temperature -2C.

The Met Office's yellow warning for snow is valid until 6am on Saturday morning.

It is due to remain cold, and icy, over the weekend. Credit: PA

It will be a cold start to Saturday, with icy patches possible. There will then be some sunny spells and scattered wintry showers for many, but heaviest to the west. Maximum temperature 4C.

Sunday to Tuesday will be dry, with light winds and some bright or clear periods. It will remain cold, with widespread overnight frosts and some freezing fog patches.

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Hannah Burns made this snowman, after heavy snowfall in Glyn Ceiriog, Wrexham. Credit: Hannah Burns
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Safety warnings after heavy snowfall across Wales

Emergency services here have reiterated safety warnings after heavy snowfall across large parts of Wales on Boxing Day.

North West and North East Wales have received the largest amount of snow. It has mainly fallen as rain further south.

The A470 near Dolgellau, Gwynedd, was impassable for a time. Credit: Elwyn Roberts
Snow has been falling heavily in Chirk, Wrexham. Credit: Roland Davies
This photograph shows the extent of snow underfoot in Llanasa, Flintshire. Credit: Geraint - @EvsGWales

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service reported a number of road crashes, including two on the M4 near Bridgend, and a car overturning on Rhigos Mountain.

Photos: Heavy snowfall across North and Mid Wales

There has been heavy snowfall across large parts of Wales this afternoon.

This photograph shows the Crimea Pass in Snowdonia. Credit: Chris Parry
This photograph was taken at Glyn Ceiriog, near Wrexham. Credit: Glyn Ceiriog

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Updated snow warning: Up to 15cm could fall in Wales

The Met Office is now warning that up to 15cm (6 inches) of snow could fall on Boxing Day, with parts of Wales and the Midlands being the most likely areas affected.

A yellow warning of snow remains in place from 11am, covering most of Wales.

Only the far south east and south west of Wales is not covered by the yellow warning for snow. Credit: Met Office

There is uncertainty over how much rain will fall, instead of snow. Where snow does occur, accumulations of 2-4cm are likely. 10-15cm could accumulate, even at low levels, in Wales.

Forecasters say an area of rain, sleet and snow will spread eastwards across the UK today, before clearing during the evening and overnight. It will feel cold, with a maximum temperature of 7C.

Overnight, icy conditions will develop. A minimum temperature of -1C.

Tomorrow, it will be a cold and icy start, with some sunny spells. Wintry showers will then move southeast, before it comes drier and brighter later. Maximum temperature 4C.

Latest forecast: Up to 10cm of snow on Boxing Day

It is a cold evening, with frost developing under largely clear skies. Scattered showers will continue in the north, and it will turn cloudier later, with rain spreading into the south west by dawn. Minimum temperature overnight of -2C.

Boxing Day will start cold and largely dry, before rain and strong winds spread eastwards. Some snow is then likely, especially across the hills, but it could also accumulate at lower levels, especially in North Wales.

The Met Office's yellow warning for snow covers most of Wales. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow from 11am. It remains uncertain how much snow could fall, but it could be up to 10cm.

Rain and sleet is also likely, with roads turning icy. A maximum temperature of 7C.

The weekend may see more snow, and also sunny spells - cold by day, very cold and frosty by night.

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