Wales weather: Yellow weather warning for ice issued as temperatures plummet below freezing

The hills around Caersws in Powys were still snow-covered on Sunday afternoon Credit: Philip Edwards

Parts of north and mid Wales could see difficult travel conditions over the rest of the weekend, with roads likely to be impacted by icy patches, forecasters warn.

The Met Office issued a fresh yellow weather warning for ice, which is in place from 17:00 on Sunday evening until midday on Monday.

It comes after parts of the country saw snowfall on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Drivers in north and mid Wales are being urged to be cautious as snowfall is set to rethaw and cause icy patches Credit: Philip Edwards

Forecasters are warning the snow could thaw and rethaw overnight, which might lead to icy patches on roads and pavements.

It follows plummeting temperatures across the country.

What to expect, according to The Met Office:

  • Icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths

  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces

Drivers are being encouraged to check driving conditions, leave plenty of time for journeys and amend their plans if necessary.

Stunning icicles formed on Great Orme on Saturday morning Credit: Marc Hughes

Meanwhile, a second yellow weather warning for heavy rain is in place from midnight on Monday and lasting most of the day.The warning covers south-east Wales, with rainfall "likely to cause some disruption to travel."

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