North Somerset snow warning extended

PUBLISHED: 13:20 25 February 2018 | UPDATED: 13:20 25 February 2018

Snow in Clevedon in 2010.

Snow in Clevedon in 2010.

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The snow warning for North Somerset has been extended by another day.

People enjoying the snow at Windmill Hill in Portishead in 2010.People enjoying the snow at Windmill Hill in Portishead in 2010.

The Times reported yesterday (Saturday) how the Met Office had issued a yellow weather warning for snow on Tuesday.

This warning has been extended to cover Thursday too. However, there remains a lot of uncertainty over how the weather system may develop.

MORE: Snow warning for North Somerset issued.

A Met Office spokesman said: “A weather system is expected to move slowly north through Thursday into Friday and has potential to produce widespread snow, accompanied by strong to gale force winds.

“As less cold air follows from the south, there is a small chance of snow turning to freezing rain bringing an additional ice risk.

“There is still uncertainty in how this system will develop, but there is a small chance of the combined effects of snow, strong winds and ice leading to severe impacts.”

Public Health England has urged people to take extra care.

James Mapstone, deputy regional director for Public Health England in the South West, said: “We are expecting some bitter weather over the weekend and early next week which may come as a bit of a shock for some after the more recent mild weather.

“We urge people to remember to check weather forecasts and plan their day carefully around the weather.”

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