An amber weather warning for snow and ice has been issued for most of North Wales, and now every single school in Flintshire will close its doors to students tomorrow
All schools in a North Wales county will be shut tomorrow due to snow, as more of the country is also anticipating waking up to their gardens blanketed in white.
Forecasters predict flurries across the region and an amber warning is in place. Flintshire schools have announced on X, formerly Twitter, that they’ll be closing their doors to students as the winter chill returns.
Ysgol Treffynnon, a secondary school in Holywell, shared at 3:44pm today: “We have been instructed by the Local Authority that all schools in Flintshire are to close tomorrow due to the forecasted adverse weather conditions.”
The announcement comes after an amber weather warning for snow and ice was issued for most of North Wales, with up to 25cm of snow expected in some areas. The warning starts at 8am tomorrow and lasts until 3pm, covering Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham. The cold snap is due to cold air colliding with an approaching Atlantic low.
Meanwhile, a 24-hour yellow alert for snow is in force from 6am tomorrow until 6am on Friday for all North Wales and Mid Wales, as the cold winter weather arrives. A yellow alert for rain has also been issued for South Wales between 2am tomorrow and 6am Friday.
A spokesperson for Flintshire County Council confirmed: “A decision has been made to close all schools in Flintshire tomorrow.” Met Office chief meteorologist Kathryn Chalk said: “Make sure you’re staying tuned to the forecast and the Met Office warning page for any updates that we may issue. Before that, make sure that for your journey times, you plan longer, especially in the snow. Be sure to check your general car situation – if you have to travel check your tyres, the oil and your screen wash, and take longer on your journey time as well.”
The Met Office said an amber warning means travel delays on roads are likely; public transport vehicles and cars could be stranded; power cuts are possible; rail and air travel delays are likely, and rural communities stand a “good chance” of being cut off temporarily. In the area covered by the snow and ice warning, the Met Office said untreated pavements and cycle paths could be impassable. A yellow rain warning covering much of southern England and southeast Wales – including London and Cardiff – has been issued from 2am on Thursday to 6am on Friday, with 15-25mm likely and up to 45mm on higher routes.