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Snow flurries 'can't be ruled out' for parts of Cornwall

Snow flurries 'can't be ruled out' for parts of Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:19pm 12th November 2019. (Updated at 5:23pm 12th November 2019)

Forecasters say that snow flurries 'can't be ruled out' for areas in Cornwall, as the weather turns chilly.

The Met Office says it is possible that Bodmin Moor could see a tiny bit of the white stuff.

It comes as snowflakes have already been spotted over the Tamar, in the Exmoor area.

Lynton Police shared photographic evidence on Twitter on Monday night.

The Met Office says it is unlikely that the Duchy will see any, but we could get sleet and more hail.

"We have seen some sleet and snow, particularly across higher ground such as Exmoor, there has also been hail mixed in with these showers and sometimes people do confuse hail with snow.

"November is actually quite early for snow to happen, it's one of the least snowy months that people think we get snow, in fact we're more likely to see snow in April than in November, so it's unusual for us to see it, but with the high ground around Exmoor and Dartmoor it's not uncommon for it to be colder than elsewhere.

"I think it's quite unlikely that we'll see much in the way of snow across parts of Cornwall any time soon, being that bit closer to the west and it's a bit milder, as a result temperatures are unlikely to fall low enough for us to see real snow, there may be a bit of sleet and hail to watch out for though

"There is a potential for Bodmin moor, but with the weather coming from the west that means it takes a little bit of time for temperatures to drop low enough for any snow to form and so it's more likely for Exmoor and Dartmoor, although it can't be ruled out for Bodmin moor, especially as we head into Wednesday."

Alex Burkill, Meteorologist at the Met Office

What is the forecast?

This Evening and Tonight:

A showery picture to start the evening but it will become drier towards the early hours as the showers die away. This will leave most places with clear skies allowing for a touch of frost in rural areas. Minimum temperature 0 °C.

Wednesday:

Despite a few coastal showers, most will see a dry morning with sunny spells. The afternoon will turn wet as rain arrives and slowly pushes across the region. Staying chilly. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Wet and windy on Thursday with heavy rain at times. Rain mostly clearing on Friday leaving behind brighter spells and showers. Drier on Saturday but staying rather cloudy.

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