Ice on the way

By a County Press reporter

Monday, January 13, 2014

 

A WARNING for ice for areas including the Isle of Wight has been issued by the Met Office today (Monday).

The yellow 'be aware' warning is valid from 5pm tonight until 10am tomorrow (Tuesday) for parts of the West Wight.

The Met Office said: "A combination of clear spells and light winds will allow road temperatures to fall below freezing on Monday evening across northwestern parts of the UK, and then overnight and into Tuesday morning further south and east.

"This will allow icy stretches to form on untreated surfaces. The public is advised to take extra care and be aware of the risk of some minor travel disruption.

"Following rain or showers on Monday, clearing skies will allow road temperatures to fall below freezing quite widely on Monday evening and night, leading to icy stretches on untreated surfaces which will last well into Tuesday morning.

"In addition, further showers may affect parts of Scotland, northern England and North Wales overnight which may lead to wash-off of earlier road treatment, enhancing the risk of ice formation. These showers could also give some accumulations of snow on routes above about 300m.

"There is some uncertainty over the timing of clearance of cloud and rain towards the southeastern boundary of the yellow area, and hence also the risk of ice, so this warning may be adjusted later Monday or overnight."

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