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Met Office warns of snow in Cornwall - Bodmin and East Cornwall are main "risk areas"

By CG_News  |  Posted: January 17, 2013

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Met Office warns of snow in Cornwall - Bodmin and East Cornwall are main "risk areas"

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PARTS of Cornwall will be affected by snow tomorrow, the Met Office has warned.

Bodmin Moor and East Cornwall are the most likely areas to get some snowfall as it sweeps across the country.

Other parts of Cornwall may also see some "fleeting snow" as the weather front moves through tomorrow morning but it will quickly turn to rain.

A Met Office spokesman said: "There could be quite a bit of rain and it could be heavy at times. This, combined with strong winds, will make for difficult driving conditions through the morning on Friday and there is a risk of some localised disruption (surface water flooding, transport disruption) from the amount of rain that falls.

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"Conditions should improve across the county through the afternoon."

Elsewhere, the Met Office has issued Severe Weather Warnings for heavy snow. A red warning has been issued for upland parts of southern Wales where accumulations of 10 to 15 cm are expected. Up to 30 cm is possible over the hills and blizzard conditions are likely.

An amber warning is in place for other parts of Wales, western England, the Midlands and central and southern England, as well as Northern Ireland where accumulations of 10 to 15 cm are expected and 20 cm or more over the hills.

Andy Page, Met Office chief forecaster, said: "The snow is expected to be heaviest during Friday morning across Wales and the southern half of England. 

"Clearly there is the potential for significant disruption to peoples plans. We should follow the advice of the emergency services and local authorities to help keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe in light of the forecast."

Darron Burness, head of the AA's severe weather team, said: "With the outlook remaining cold, drivers need to be prepared for possible disruption.

"Before heading out, check the Met Office weather alerts and traffic reports and allow a bit more time for your journey, as you don't want to rush on potentially icy roads. Do the basic checks on your car and, in case of any problems, carry plenty of warm clothing, blankets, de-icer and scraper, some food, hot flask and a fully-charged mobile."

Over the weekend there will be less severe conditions but further outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow are possible in places. The snow that has fallen will be slow to melt and ice will continue to be a risk, especially at night. 

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  • RobertJPowell  |  January 18 2013, 1:35PM

    Hahem, I think you'll find the fringes bordering Devon are up t' north don't count as many but a few.. The bast majority of Cornwall was as expected, fine. and according to Pirate FM this morning, most areas that had snow were passable.

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  • clairefrears  |  January 18 2013, 1:30PM

    Strange that RobertJPowell...as many parts of Cornwall actually did get snow...Bude, Launceston, Liskeard to name a few...bad enough to cancel all bus services into mid cornwall...

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  • RobertJPowell  |  January 17 2013, 4:20PM

    More scare mongering. Latest meteo group predictions still say no snow for whole of cornwall.

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