Freezing temperatures on their way

By a County Press reporter

Friday, March 8, 2013


Freezing temperatures on their way

The Met Office has warned it could snow on the Isle of Wight in the coming days. Picture by Robin Crossley.

A SNOW warning for the Isle of Wight has been issued by the Met Office.

The 'be aware' warning is in force from 8pm on Sunday to 9pm on Monday.

The Met Office said: "A spell of sleet and snow is expected, starting on Sunday evening in south west England, and affecting southern England more widely on Sunday night and Monday morning. 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."

The Met Office is forecasting a low of 4C during the day on Sunday, feeling like -1. The temperature is forecast to drop overnight, falling to 0C early Monday morning. The strong north-easterly winds will make this feel like -8C.


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by David Blackford

11th March 2013, at 07:23:02

I was wrong

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by ed mew

9th March 2013, at 15:26:20

Thank you Don :) it's nice to hear positive feedback for a change.

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by Don Prescott

9th March 2013, at 15:17:19

@ ed mew,
spot on eduardo!

When we got stuck in Yarmouth, coming back from Bournemouth Airport in Jan. 2010, the snow was knee deep.
The ONLY person who would try to get us back to Ventnor was a local cabbie from Norton called John, who said he would get us as near as possible for £30.

Good as his word, he got us to the Blackgang lookout and, while we walked home from there, he took our luggage back to his home and we got it later in the week.
Big up for Island cab drivers.

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by John Lennon

9th March 2013, at 11:26:14

It's only a bit of snow for ****s sake! It probably won't happen anyway.

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by ed mew

9th March 2013, at 01:53:46

I love the snow! it is the time for people that think Isle of Wight taxi drivers rip you off actually realise we provide a service. When there are no trains or buses or any other means of getting home who do they rely on ??? (Sandra Essex) please take note!!!!!

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by Wroxall Weather

8th March 2013, at 17:56:03

Plenty of the White stuff around although I think the MO timing is out, we have from 9:am Monday until 9:am Tuesday and could see 10-12cm over the 24 hours in question. Daytime highs of 1 or 2c will keep it hanging around until Thursday when the temperature rises. No such thing a global warning, (a poor title) it's actually climate change.

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by David Blackford

8th March 2013, at 15:57:02

The North wind doth blow and we shall have ................. Don't believe a word. The met Office always plays it safe - ever since the hurricane of 1987. Mind you, they could be right - I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure

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by Don Prescott

8th March 2013, at 15:50:43

apparently the interchangeable logic of the eco terrorists allows for the fact that if it is 10 below freezing it just proves global warming is happening, as does the interchangeable data from such impartial sources such as The Uni. of East Anglia (Oh how I still laugh at the falsified emails), when it rains for almost 9 continuos months as it has since May/ June 2012.

What gives me hope that the sane people are winning the battle against the doom ****ers and those who are making serious shedloads of money punting the "green" agenda, "Green Deal", Egoisland, wind farms etc., are recent head-in-the-hand desperation tweets such as this by Rayban Green: "Seems to b a list of Ecoisland bashers - if we had 1 EcoWarrior 4 every 10 naysayers we would b doing well"
So he is at last admitting, if not imminent defeat, that he is outnumbered by 10 to 1.
CP, take note!
As Tony the Tiger would say, "Grrreat!"

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by david wright

8th March 2013, at 13:59:48

This global warming is pretty cold!!!

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by Colin Russell

8th March 2013, at 13:30:38

Better get me long johns out then.

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