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Black ice warning on FOURTH day of cold weather alert

Black ice warning on FOURTH day of cold weather alert

Published by Emma Carton at 6:44am 22nd January 2020.

A black ice warning has been issued to drivers on day FOUR of Cornwall's cold weather alert.

The Level Two alert will remain in force across rush hour, as temperatures plummet.

Lows of -4C were recorded in some areas on Wednesday morning.

The gritters have been out across the Duchy and you can check the treated routes here.

Now Kernow Weather Team warns conditions on untreated roads and pavements could be slippery.

"There is a high risk of black ice. This is likely to be anywhere across the Duchy, especially untreated roads, lanes and rural areas.

"Black ice isn't visible until it's too late.

"So please fully de-ice all vehicles and allow extra time for your journey".

Kernow Weather Team

What is the full forecast?

The Met Office cold weather alert will remain in force until 9am on Wednesday, before the cloud creeps in.

Wednesday: "After frost and patchy fog clears, Wednesday will be a rather cloudy and murky day. There may be some bright spells at times, most likely towards the evening. A milder day than of late. Maximum temperature 9 °C".

Wednesday night: "There is a continued risk of mist or isolated fog patches overnight, however, with plenty of cloud cover it will be milder than recent nights. Minimum temperature 3 °C".

Thursday: "There may be some patchy fog lingering in the morning, however this will clear to leave a dry but cloudy day on Thursday. Rather mild. Maximum temperature 9 °C".

Outlook for Friday to Sunday: "Cold with sunny spells Friday with the odd spot of rain possible. Mainly cloudy through Saturday with some brighter breaks a times. Turning unsettled Sunday with some squally showers".

Met Office

You can check the full forecast for Cornwall and the south-west here.

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