Snow weather warning extended for Weston-super-Mare
PUBLISHED: 13:14 25 February 2018 | UPDATED: 13:14 25 February 2018
An additional day of snow is possible in Weston-super-Mare in the next few days.
The Mercury reported yesterday how a weather warning for snow on Tuesday had been issued by the Met Office.
This warning has now been extended to cover Thursday as well, although there is still a lot of uncertainty over how this could develop.
A Met Office spokesman said: “A weather system is expected to move slowly north through Thursday into Friday and has potential to produce widespread snow, accompanied by strong to gale force winds.
“As less cold air follows from the south, there is a small chance of snow turning to freezing rain bringing an additional ice risk.
“There is still uncertainty in how this system will develop, but there is a small chance of the combined effects of snow, strong winds and ice leading to severe impacts.”
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Public Health England has urged people to take extra care.
James Mapstone, deputy regional director for Public Health England in the South West, said: “We are expecting some bitter weather over the weekend and early next week which may come as a bit of a shock for some after the more recent mild weather.
“We urge people to remember to check weather forecasts and plan their day carefully around the weather.”