Snow, sleet and strong winds forecast for Devon this weekend
A weather warning of snow has been issued for Devon this weekend.
The yellow-graded warning, the lowest kind issued by the Met Office, has been put in place for Sunday and Monday.
Forecasters are warning of widespread sleet and snow across the region, with accumulations of up to 5cm possible in some areas.
Temperatures are also expected to plummet this weekend as an influx of cold air passes across the region, while wind speeds could reach up to 50mph.
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A chief forecaster at the Exeter-based agency said: “A low pressure system moving up from the Atlantic will come up against the influx of cold air from the north, bringing persistent sleet and snow.
“Snow will be accompanied by a strong easterly wind which will accentuate the very cold feel.
“Accumulations of 3 - 5 cm could occur quite widely over southern counties, and the public are advised to be aware of this wintry hazard.
“At the same time winds will increase, with gusts to 50 mph on coasts and hills.”
The weather warning, which is in place from 8pm on Sunday until 9pm on Monday, covers a vast swathe of Devon, including Tiverton, the A361 North Devon Link Road and Holsworthy.