Snow warning in place for Romsey this weekend

Snow warning in place for Romsey this weekend

Britain will be hit by fresh snow this weekend - thanks to a 'mini Beast from the East'.

"St Patrick's Day will be a cold and windy day with showers progressively turning more wintry", Met Éireann said for tomorrow's forecast.

Temperatures reaching 3°C at best and feeling colder in a strong easterly wind.

On Sunday the warning of snow and ice has been expanded to cover the whole region, remaining in place from 12.05am on Sunday until 11.55pm, with snow showers "likely to continue" throughout the day.

"Despite a cold day then on Saturday surface temperatures are expected to rise above freezing during the morning allowing ice to melt".

From Friday afternoon temperatures will plummet as the Beast from the East makes a return.

Night-time temperatures as low as -4c will move in over the bank holiday, so take that into account if you're out celebrating late.

Forecasters say a band of rain will increasingly turn to snow.

"Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces are expected".

Scattered heavy snow showers will lead to accumulations in places and some drifting.

ROMSEY could be covered in snow once again this weekend.

Today will see Scotland and the east coast of England battered with snow and rain, leaving treacherous icy conditions in its wake and the potential for floods.

"Snowfall looks likely across high ground in the north-east, Friday into Saturday, with snow showers following behind and affecting low-lying areas, especially in the south and east".

From 4pm tomorrow to 9am on Sunday, there is an amber warning for snow and ice. Some rural communities could become cut off and power cuts may occur. By Tuesday, temperatures will be getting back to average for the time of year as spring tries to re-establish a foothold. "Marked wind chill will be another feature of the weather".

Meteorologist Martin Bowles said: 'We don't expect anything like the same impact as a result of it, although there will be some snow about'. We'll be working hard with Network Rail to keep the tracks free of snow and ice but if the weather is worse than expected, there may be some disruption and short notice changes.

Related Articles