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Cornwall to see snow in the wake of Storm Ciara?

Cornwall to see snow in the wake of Storm Ciara?

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:34am 11th February 2020. (Updated at 8:57am 11th February 2020)

There are reports that snow could, just might, hit Cornwall in the wake of Storm Ciara.

OK, OK, we have heard it all before and we will believe it when we see it right?

However sleet and hail have already sparked hazardous conditions on the A30 on Tuesday morning.

Parts of Dartmoor also woke up to a light dusting on Monday night.

Now Kernow Weather Team says there is the outside chance of some flurries over north Cornwall and Bodmin Moor too!

What is the warning?

Kernow Weather Team has issued a weather watch for wintry showers on Tuesday.

"Precipitation-wise expect a good old Cornish mix of almost everything, as we are expecting further showers from the early hours and throughout Tuesday.

"Some of these will be of a wintry mix, even snow flurries, especially north Cornwall, Bodmin Moor and higher ground. 

"However, there is a small chance to lower levels also. Don't get excited, you know what happens!

"There will be a drop in temperatures too with a keen Westerly/Northwesterly wind pulling in colder air from around 20-60mph, making temperatures range from 0C to 5C, with a noticeable wind chill of around minus 6C to minus 1C.

"It shall remain windy into the evening and overnight. With temperatures gradually falling further, there is a risk of more wintry showers".

Kernow Weather Team

What is the forecast from the Met Office?

Tuesday: "Another day with strong winds and blustery showers, some possibly turning wintry over Dartmoor. Showers will be infused by bright or sunny spells. Cold, especially in and around the showers. Risk of coastal gales. Maximum temperature 6 °C".

Tuesday night: "It will remain windy and showers will continue during the night with some clear spells in between. Some of them might turn wintry on higher ground. Still feeling cold. Minimum temperature 2 °C".

Wednesday: "Wednesday will be mainly dry with bright spells and a few showers. A band of rain, locally heavy, will arrive overnight before it extends eastwards. Near normal temperatures. Maximum temperature 7 °C".

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday: "Turning wet and windy Thursday, with heavy rain easing later in the day. Staying unsettled thereafter, with heavy rain and strong winds, but also some drier spells. Turning much milder".

Met Office

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

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