A Yellow Alert for Snow has been issued by the Met Office
Updated Tuesday 27.2.18
With freezing cold temperatures outside this week, the Met Office has issued Yellow Weather Warnings for Snow for much of Lancashire.
The warning is in place from 0005 Tuesday 27 to 2355 on Wed 28 Feb. Areas affected include Blackburn with Darwen, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Halton, Lancashire, Merseyside & Warrington – so take care when travelling.
There is light snow and strong winds forecast for Friday and a Yellow Warning of Wind and Snow for North West England including Blackpool. Valid from 0005 Fri 02 Mar to 2355 Sat 03 Mar
Snow forecast for Fylde Coast on Friday 2.3.18
In Case of Flood Alert – check latest information for your area
* Visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/012WACFB
* Or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 202002.
* Follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.
* Tune into weather, news and travel bulletins on local television and radio.
What you should consider doing now:
* Monitor local water levels and weather conditions.
* Get ready to act on your flood plan if you have one.
* Move your car or other vehicles to higher ground, if it is safe to do so.
* Prepare a flood kit of essential items including a torch with spare batteries, mobile phone and charger, warm clothes, home insurance documents, water, food, first aid kit and any prescription medicines or baby care items you may need.
* Check that you know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water mains supplies.
* In rural locations, farmers should consider moving livestock and equipment away from areas likely to flood.
* Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. 30 cm of fast-flowing water can move a car and 6 inches can knock an adult off their feet.
* Flood water is dangerous and may be polluted. Wash your hands thoroughly if you’ve been in contact with it.
Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities may be affected by spray and/or large waves. KEEP AWAY FROM THE SEA!
Live Weather Cams
You can take a look at the beach and what’s happening right now with Mount-Cam at Fleetwood and the Fylde Coast beach-cam at this link.
Snow on Cleveleys beach
Sea coming over at Blackpool
Photo: Mel Jones
Snow on the Lakes
**KEEP AWAY** From the coastline and seashore when winds are strong and tides are high.
DO NOT underestimate the power of the sea – it regularly claims lives along the length of the Fylde Coast and taking risks could mean that you are next.
Be safe. It is perfectly possible to find a good viewing spot and take good photos with a zoom lens without having to put yourself at risk.