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Drive to work ice alert in Cornwall as temperatures drop

Drive to work ice alert in Cornwall as temperatures drop

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:13am 2nd December 2019. (Updated at 9:11am 2nd December 2019)

A drive to work ice warning has been issued for Cornwall.

Kernow Weather Team says temperatures fell to -4C over Bodmin Moor.

The gritters have been out across the Duchy overnight, with the risk of frost.

Drivers are being urged to take extra care, in case some rural roads have not been treated.

You can check which routes have been gritted here or scroll down to check the Duchy's full forecast.

The Met Office has also tweeted to say drivers across the south-west might need ice scrapers on Monday morning.

Forecasters say the cold weather is likely to linger over the next couple of days, with the risk of freezing fog too.

According to Devon Live, Meteorologist Alex Burkhill says the mercury could stay below freezing most nights this week.

"It is going to be a very cold few days, that is for sure.

"Temperatures have not dropped as quickly as we were expecting but they will still fall.

"Temperatures will be as cold as -5C or -6C across Devon and -4C in Cornwall on Monday night.

"The next couple of days we will see lows of -4C or -5C most nights".

Meteorologist Alex Burkhill

What is the forecast?

Monday: "After a frosty start, along with a few mist and fog patches, today will be another dry and sunny day. Remaining cold with light winds and hazy sunshine. Maximum temperature 8 °C".

Monday night: "There will be little cloud meaning temperatures will fall rapidly under the clear skies with widespread frost likely, as well as some fog and freezing fog patches. Minimum temperature -3 °C".

Tuesday: "Tomorrow will remain cold with periods of winter sunshine. Any freezing fog early in the morning may be locally slow to clear. Maximum temperature 10 °C".

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday: "Wednesday and Thursday will remain cold with early morning fog however clearing more readily on Thursday. Rain should move in from the west on Friday with strengthening winds".

Met Office Forecast

You can check the full forecast for Cornwall and the south-west here or watch what the rest of the week has in store...

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