THE Met Office has put out an alert for snow coming to North Wales this weekend.

Officials predict that the frosty conditions will kick off in the early hours of Saturday, January 30, at 3am and last until 6pm in the same evening.

Forecasts show there is risk of rain, snow, and strong winds to start the weekend but predicts that this should ease by the evening.

At present, the warning covers every part of North Wales with the exception of Anglesey.

What to expect:

• 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

• There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

A Met Office spokesman said: “An area of rain pushing in from the southwest through the early morning will readily turn to snow in places as it encounters colder air.

“There remains a good deal of uncertainty in how far north the rain and snow will get, before the band stalls and starts to move south again as it eases. 3-7 cm of snow is possible to low levels with the potential for 10-15 cm over high ground (above 200-300 m), mainly in Wales and the West Midlands.

“There is a very low chance of perhaps as much 20 cm over highest parts of the Shropshire and Snowdonia.”