Wales weather: Snow forecast for Friday morning commute

Bwlch y Garreg, Powys Image copyright Shareen Moule
Image caption Snow fell on high ground in Powys earlier this month and it is one of the areas where more is forecast

Commuters are being warned about potential travel disruption on Friday morning as snow is forecast for parts of Wales.

The Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" warning for south east and mid Wales, but stood down an earlier alert for north Wales.

Forecasters say any snow would be on higher ground with five to 10cm (2-4ins) possible in the Brecon Beacons.

It said rain would turn to snow for some time.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "An area of low pressure is expected to move eastwards on Friday.

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Image caption The snow warning is in place until 12:00 GMT on Friday

"There is considerable uncertainty in its track and therefore on the risk and location of any snow."

The snow warning is in place until 12:00 GMT on Friday.

BBC Wales meteorologist Derek Brockway said it would remain largely dry in northern counties with a mixture of rain and sleet in the south.

This is expected to clear later for a drier and brighter afternoon, he said.

This winter has been dominated by storms battering Wales with flooding affecting many communities.

But temperatures have been mild and there has yet to be a repeat of the major snowfall of last year.

There have been some flurries, most recently in north and mid Wales earlier this month, which caused travel problems.

Some councils are facing large bills after this year's storms, when sea defences were ruptured and damage was caused along the coastline.

The Welsh coast bore the brunt of the storms and Aberystwyth in particular was hit hard, with the promenade damaged and homes evacuated on more than one occasion.

Wales also saw a tidal surge and wind speeds reaching 108mph (almost 174km/h), which left roads blocked, properties flooded, structural damage and, at one point, 90,000 homes without power.

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