Revised snow forecast sees Somerset winter weather warning for Monday
The Met Office has revised its severe weather warning for snow in Somerset this weekend.
Parts of the county were forecast to see up to 5cm of snowfall on Sunday evening, but latest estimates suggest the winter weather will now hit in the early hours of Monday morning.
The new yellow warning is now in place from 1am on Monday morning, through to 11.55pm that night.
A spell of sleet and snow is forecast to pass over the South West, accompanied by a strong easterly winds which could see gusts of up to 50mph.
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Between 2cm and 4cm of snow is now predicted to fall over more southern areas of Somerset, and there will also be overnight frost and ice.
Met Office chief forecaster Eddy Carroll said: "It is not unusual to see such dramatic swings in the weather during March, and people should be prepared for some very cold conditions to take charge over the weekend.
"With snow and ice in the forecast, people should also be aware that there could be disruption to travel and keep up-to-date with the latest warnings."
The cold weather is expected to stay for much of next week, and the county's gritting teams will be treating roads.
Steve Crosthwaite, head of the Highways Agency National Traffic Operations Centre, said: "Last week's milder weather only gave our fleet a couple of days off and you can expect to see the salt spreaders out in at least some places over the weekend.
"Our advice as always is to check the weather and traffic before you travel and make sure you and your vehicle are prepared. Leave a little extra time for your journey and always drive according to the conditions."
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