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Met Office gives verdict on snow for Cornwall

Met Office gives verdict on snow for Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:54pm 20th January 2020.

Cornwall's told there is no snow on the cards - despite the cold snap.

A Met Office cold weather alert is in force until Tuesday evening as overnight temperatures could plummet into minus figures.

The gritters are out across the Duchy and drivers are being urged to take care on the roads in the frosty conditions.

Forecasters say the weather will stay cold and dry with the risk of some heavy fog patches during the week too.

As the weather system is coming from the west, rather than the east (like the Beast from the East did), it means we won't be seeing snow anytime soon.

"We've got high pressure covering the UK through the rest of this week, it's meant a couple of frosty mornings and fog in places, we're seeing more of that as the week goes on.

"Do take care whilst you are diving, slow down and be aware of what's on the roads, I think as we go through this week it's more a risk of fog with some difficult driving conditions, you may not be able to see too far ahead, so use your fog lights and slow down through those poor visibility patches.

"Through this week whilst we've got the high pressure it means we're more likely to see dry and cold conditions, rather than any snow or any rain. The only place likely to see any snow at all this week is in Scotland.

"Looking as far ahead as we can with the forecast, it doesn't look as though any snow is likely. What's happening is we're seeing weather systems come in from the west, which means they're milder and wetter when they come through, rather than the very cold and snowy conditions."

Sophie Yeomans, Met Office

So what does the forecast have in store?

Cold and frosty, with widespread freezing fog developing.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be clear and frosty for much of the west tonight, but with widespread fog and freezing fog developing further east through the early hours. Minimum temperature -4 °C.


After a frosty and foggy morning for many, the rest of Tuesday looks to be dry with plenty of afternoon sunshine. Feeling cold, especially where fog is slow to clear. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wednesday and Thursday look to be overcast, with patchy rain at times. Fog patches may linger for much of the day, keeping it chilly. Conditions may turn less murky Friday.

Source: Met Office

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