Hours of snow forecast across the North West today

Bury, Rochdale and Oldham are expected to be hit hardest, along with "widespread frost, turning icy in places."

The Manc The Manc - 7th January 2021
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The North West is all set for several hours of snow from Thursday (January 7) according to the Met Office.

Current forecasts show that temperatures will reach no higher than 4 degrees during the day – with snow set to start falling this evening and right through the night.

In Greater Manchester, the boroughs of Bury, Rochdale and Oldham are expected to be hit hardest – with warnings of “widespread frost, turning icy in places.”

Conditions could plummet to – 4 degrees in some areas.

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More snow is being forecast between 7am and 9am tomorrow morning (January 8) for most of Greater Manchester and surrounding areas.


“Further wintry outbreaks” of sleet and snow are also expected in the North West during Friday daytime.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning for ice in the days ahead, stating that “icy stretches are likely to form in places leading to slippery conditions and perhaps some disruption to travel.”

Clearer conditions are expected for the weekend, with temperatures rising again on Sunday.