‘Significant’ snow forecast for Devon as weather warning is upgraded
A severe weather warning of snow in place for Devon today has been upgraded as forecasters warn of “significant snowfall” across the county.
The Met Office has upgraded the weather warning to amber, with forecasters describing conditions as “atrocious” in some places.
The amber warning is in place until mid-morning, while a less severe yellow-graded warning is in place until 11.55pm.
A chief forecaster at the Met Office said: “There is a risk of significant falls of snow during Sunday night and at first on Monday morning, with east to northeasterly gales causing blowing and drifting of lying snow.
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“Accumulations of 2-7 cm of snow are likely fairly widely with 10 cm or more over the higher parts of Dartmoor.
“Combined with gales and sub-zero temperatures, conditions will be atrocious over high ground, with severe drifting of lying snow.
“The public should be prepared for disruption, particularly to travel.”
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