A FRESH weather warning for snow and ice has been issued for the Cardigan area by the Met Office for tomorrow (Thursday, January 31) and Friday (February 1).

The yellow alert runs from 3pm tomorrow until noon on Friday.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Rain and snow is expected to move in from the southwest, moving across England and Wales through Thursday into Friday.

“This is likely to fall as heavy rain at first across the far southwest of England, but as it meets the cold air established over the rest of the country snow becomes more likely. There is a chance of 2-5cm of snow for some places, timings are currently uncertain.

“Ten centimetres is possible in places, though there is uncertainty at this stage on where is most likely to see the greater snowfall accumulations.

“Overnight Thursday into early Friday ice may also become a hazard on any untreated surfaces as temperatures fall below freezing.

“There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel, There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off.”

Apart from the odd flurry, the Cardigan area missed most of Tuesday’s snow showers, though many parts in the north of Ceredigion were hit, with roads north of Synod Inn and over the hills badly affected by snow and ice.

Dyfed-Powys Police is expecting demand for its services to increase in the event of bad weather and is asking for help from the public to manage the number of calls they receive.

Head of specialist operations, Superintendent Craig Templeton, said: “We have been busy planning for the adverse weather so we can continue to serve our communities in the way they expect.

“To help us do this, we are asking the public to consider their options before contacting us, as in some cases, other organisations may be better placed to help you.

“For example, if you are calling about a tree or power/telephone pole that is down you should only call us to report this if there is a significant risk to others, or there has been a collision and someone is injured - in this case call 999.

“Please only call police about weather related issues, including road closures, if it is urgent.”

Useful contact numbers:

Power cuts or damaged lines: 105

Openreach Damage Reports: 0800 023 2023

Carmarthenshire County Council: 01267 234567

Pembrokeshire County Council: 01437 764551

Ceredigion County Council: 01545 570881

Traffic Wales: 0300 123 1213