A WEATHER warning for snow in Bradford has been ramped up to a more severe level and there is a "good chance" some communities could be cut off.

The Met Office has now issued an amber alert for the city, which lasts for six hours - from midday tomorrow until 6pm.

A yellow weather warning for snow was issued for Bradford on Monday and runs for 24 hours, from 6am on Thursday until the same time on Friday.

It covers most of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Cumbria, the north-east, and the north of Wales.

This is still in place but a more intense period of snow is expected across tomorrow afternoon and into the early evening for most of the Bradford district and surrounding areas.

The new amber warning is focused on the city centre, the suburbs - places like Idle, Allerton, Bingley, Wibsey, and Holme Wood - Shipley, and Keighley; but it excludes the likes of Leeds, Ilkley, and Skipton.

Some areas, like Greengates and Calverley, are right on the edge of where the alert covers.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An amber weather warning for snow has been issued by the Met Office for BradfordAn amber weather warning for snow has been issued by the Met Office for Bradford (Image: Met Office)

It is also in place for Huddersfield and stretches south between Manchester and Sheffield to just to the east of Stoke-on-Trent.

The Met Office said: "Snow is expected to cause travel disruption across the Peak District and south Pennines on Thursday."

What to Expect

  • Travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers
  • Power cuts are possible and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected
  • Some delays and cancellations to rail and air travel are likely
  • There is a good chance that some rural communities could become temporarily cut off

Heavy snow is expected in Bradford and the Met Office is forecasting there is an 80 per cent chance of this beginning at 11am tomorrow.