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Snow on hold as Manchester hit with wet and windy weather

Manchester residents are unlikely to experience any snow this weekend despite a bitter change in temperature. 

The Met Office has announced that ‘prolonged periods’ of snowfall is possible in parts of Scotland and Northern England. 

However, the snow is only expected at higher elevation, making it a slim chance of seeing a white blanket over Manchester’s streets. 

A drastic change in weather is expected though; with much colder and wetter weather inbound. 

Yellow weather warnings have been issued in Manchester from Saturday, with temperatures potentially dropping to -2C at night.  

The Met Office has also admitted that ‘very windy weather’ could cause delays to transport or even create power cuts across the UK. 

Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge told the PA news agency: “There is an increasing signal of snow at higher elevations, indications suggest that areas above 200m in Scotland have the highest chance from Friday. 

“There may well be temporary spells in other areas across northern England and Wales, in areas like the Pennines and Snowdonia, though this unlikely to be heavy enough to settle.” 

Nevertheless, Mr Madge did concede that you can “never say never” when it comes to snow in the UK. 

The forecast for this weekend (26th November to 28th November) would suggest a night inside wrapped in a blanket may be best included in plans. 

The Met Office stated: “Wet and windy weather arrives on Friday. 

“A windier day on Saturday with gales and heavy showers, wintry over hills. 

“Drier on Sunday and winds easing.” 

For those already in a festive mood, you may have to wait a little longer for a snowy city this winter. 

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