Met Office warns of snow, ice and sleet

Posted On 29 Jan 2015 at 12:09 pm

The Met Office has issued a warning for snow, ice and sleet later today in Brighton and Hove – and says low-lying areas could see up to 2cm of snow.

:ast week's snow in Hangleton

:ast week’s snow in Hangleton

The yellow be aware warning starts at 3pm today and drivers are being warned to take particular care on the roads as a result.

It states: “Showers during Thursday afternoon and evening are expected to fall increasingly as sleet, snow and hail.

“This may settle in places, especially from late afternoon and more especially on high ground.

“In addition, a more persistent spell of rain, sleet and and snow may affect the west and south of the yellow area during the early hours of Friday morning.

“Most areas are unlikely to see large amounts of snow but icy stretches are likely to form on untreated surfaces.

“The public should be aware of the risk of some travel disruption and difficult driving conditions.”

The Chief Forecaster adds: “The unstable westerly airflow will veer northwesterly during Thursday bringing cold air further south across the UK.

“Showers will therefore become wintry to lower levels. 1 to 2 cm may settle almost anywhere, especially from late afternoon and into Thursday evening.

“During the early hours of Friday morning a more persistent spell of rain, sleet and snow may affect parts of Wales, the Midlands and southern England.

“Again, 1 to 2 cm of snow is possible at low levels whilst locally up to 5 cm could settle on high ground above about 150 m.

“However, this is rather uncertain and many places will see little, if any, lying snow, and ice is more likely to be a hazard.”

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