Hour by hour weather forecast for Chesterfield as snow looks set to hit UK over weekend
A Met Office weather warning for snow and ice in Chesterfield is in place.
The warning covers the period between 3pm today and midnight tomorrow as cold air emanating from Russia and Eastern Europe moves across the UK.
There are warnings of ‘significant snow accumulations’ in parts of Eastern England and Scotland.
Storm Darcy will see rain falling as snow as temperatures plummet.
There are warnings that the wintry weather could last until Wednesday in some parts.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Paul Gundersen, said: “The UK is in for a notably cold and snowy period over the next week, with very cold air in place over the whole of the UK by Sunday.”
Chesterfield is set for a wet day, with a high chance of rain until around 7pm.
Wintry showers are forecast to begin at around 8pm and fall until around 4am tomorrow.
Sunday is expected to remain largely dry but a further spell of wintry weather is expected on Monday between 9am and 3pm.
There could be more snow between midnight and 3am on Tuesday.
Temperatures will drop as today progresses and from midnight until Wednesday it is likely to remain between freezing and two degrees.
The Met Office said: “Snow showers may lead to disruption to travel in places.
“Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.
“There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off.
“There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected.”