Snow, sleet and strong winds forecast for Exeter tomorrow
A weather warning of snow has been issued for Devon this Monday.
The original warning was issued for Sunday and Monday but is now in place for Monday only.
The yellow-graded warning, the lowest kind issued by the Met Office, has been put in place for Monday at 1:00am.
Forecasters are warning of widespread sleet and snow across the region, with accumulations of up to 5cm possible in some areas.
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Temperatures are also expected to plummet as an influx of cold air passes across the region, while wind speeds could reach up to 50mph.
The weather warning reads:
“A spell of sleet and snow is expected, starting in the early hours of Monday morning in southwest England, and affecting southern England more widely by the end of the morning. Snow will be accompanied by a strong easterly wind which will accentuate the very cold feel. Accumulations of 2-4 cm of snow could occur quite widely over southern counties, with a risk of 5-10 cm over Dartmoor.
The public are advised to be aware of the risk of localised disruption to travel.”
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.”