Met Office issues yellow weather warning for Bedford

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Yellow Warning 15 16 December
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The Met Office has warned Bedfordians to be prepared for freezing rain, widespread ice and dangerous travelling conditions this weekend.

Weather experts say freezing rain is expected to develop during Saturday, lasting into the early hours of Sunday. This may result in icy roads and pavements so extra caution when travelling is advised.

Freezing rain is rare in the area but when it does occur impacts can be severe. This is due to the fact it can form very quickly, is difficult to see, and is very slippery.

The Met Office gives their weather warnings a colour depending on the likelihood of the event happening and the impact the conditions may have.

A yellow means that you should plan ahead as there could be travel delays, or the disruption of your day-to-day activities. Yellow also means that the Met Office is also monitoring the developing weather situation so you should keep an eye on the latest forecast and be aware that the weather may worsen over the next few hours or days.