No snow but 40mph winds will make it feel like -9C in Exeter
Exeter is unlikely to see snow today, despite an upgraded amber warning of snow for Devon.
There is no snow forecast for the city but 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.
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The Exeter public will be hit by bitterly cold winds over the next few days with strong gusts making it feel colder than it actually is in some places. Tuesday morning is set to see the lowest temperatures with 40mph winds making if feel like -9C, according to the Exeter based MET Office.
A chief forecaster at the Met Office said:
“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.”
A Level 3 Cold Weather Action alert has been put in place by the MET Office, a representative said:
“There is a 100% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 0800 on Sunday and 0000 on Thursday in parts of England.
This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Please refer to the national Cold Weather Plan and your Trust's emergency plan for appropriate preventive action.”
Has your journey been affected by snow or a road closure? Let us know. Email Richard.Booth@expressandecho.co.uk or send us a message on Twitter: @Thisis_Exeter.