The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy snow on Thursday and Friday in Bury.

The warning from the national forecaster is in place from 7am tomorrow, Thursday, until 2pm on Friday.

The Met Office said it is expected a number of disruptions is on the way including:

• Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers

• Possible delays or cancellations to rail and air travel

• Some rural communities could become cut off

• Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

Read more: Met Office issues amber warning for heavy snow in England

The hour by hour forecast for Thursday is:

7am – 10 per cent, snow

8am – 50 per cent, snow

9am – 60 per cent, snow

10am – 80 per cent, heavy snow

11am – 80 per cent, heavy snow

12pm – 60 per cent, snow

1pm – 60 per cent, snow

2pm – 20 per cent, overcast

3pm – 20 per cent, overcast

4pm – 20 per cent, overcast

5pm – 60 per cent, snow

6pm – 60 per cent, snow

7pm – 60 per cent, snow

8pm – 80 per cent, heavy snow

9pm – 80 per cent, heavy snow

10pm – 80 per cent, heavy snow

11pm – 50 per cent, snow

On Friday, the heaviest snow is due to fall between 3am and 9am and the remainder of the day will have sunny intervals.

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The Met Office said the reason for the update is low pressure will move across the UK on Thursday and Friday with snow developing across Wales and England on Thursday morning.

The forecaster added: “This is expected to move slowly north during the day, becoming slow-moving across north Wales, northern England, Northern Ireland and southern Scotland during the afternoon and evening before slowly clearing southeast on Friday.

“At low levels including major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle accumulations are expected to be limited with a small chance of 2-5 cm falling.

“However, significant snow accumulations are possible over hills of northern England (including populated areas of South and West Yorkshire), Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.

“Here, 10-15 cm is expected quite widely above 100 metres, with a chance that 25-40 cm could fall in some places.

“Additionally, there is potential for strong winds, which may lead to blizzard conditions and drifting of lying snow.

“Ice is likely to develop widely on Friday night as this system clears away.”

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