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Dartmoor wakes up to a covering of snow

Dartmoor wakes up to a covering of snow

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 10:16am 26th February 2020. (Updated at 4:02pm 26th February 2020)

Dartmoor has woken up to a covering snow as the cold snap grips Devon and Cornwall.

Areas, including Princetown, saw a few light flurries overnight on Tuesday.

It follows reports hail and sleet across the Duchy too.

The Met Office ice warning for our area was lifted at 10am on Wednesday, but more wintry showers could be set to fall.

Other alerts for snow and ice have been issued for parts of the UK, but only as far south as Gloucestershire: Read More.

Snow on Dartmoor
Dartmoor has woken up to a covering of snow as the cold snap hits. Photo: Helen De Burton, Strutt & Parker Exeter

On Wednesday morning, police posted a warning urging drivers to take extra care on the roads.

PS Nathan Walker, the Neighbourhood Policing Team Leader for West Devon, has this advice.

"It's a bit snowy out this morning so give your cars a check over before you leave and take it steady. Sourton, Okehampton. 

"With the weather being so changeable at the moment I would like  everyone to check their vehicles over so they are safe for the cold conditions and to take it steady to help with ice and bad weather".

PS Nathan Walker

Snow on Dartmoor
The Met Office says more wintry showers could be on the cards for Devon and Cornwall. Photo: Liz Parks

What is the full forecast?

Wednesday: "A cold and breezy start with sunny spells and scattered showers, which could fall as snow over the hills. The afternoon will stay largely dry. Maximum temperature 8 °C".

Wednesday night: "Turning cloudy through the evening before spells of rain and hill snow spread eastwards through the early hours. The rain could turn to sleet at lower levels for a time. Minimum temperature 1 °C".

Thursday: "Any rain, sleet or snow will clear eastwards through the morning, leaving a cold day with sunny spells. It will remain dry and breezy through the afternoon. Maximum temperature 9 °C".

Outlook for Friday to Sunday: "Unsettled with further spells of rain and hill snow. There will be occasional sunny spells, but it will feel cold, especially in the wind. Coastal gales likely".

Met Office

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

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