Warning for icy conditions

By a County Press reporter

Monday, January 21, 2013

 

UPDATED: MONDAY 14:42

AN ice warning for today (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday) for the Isle of Wight has been extended to cover Wednesday morning.

The Met Office 'be aware' warning is now in place from 00.05am today (Monday) to 12pm on Wednesday.

The Met Office said: "Icy stretches are expected to affect parts of southern UK at times during Monday and to develop more widely again on Monday evening especially where snow has partially melted by day or where any further rain, sleet or snow has occurred. 

"As temperatures fall below freezing on Monday night into Tuesday morning icy stretches are likely on untreated surfaces especially in areas where any further sleet, snow or rain has fallen on Monday. In addition, further rain reaching the extreme southwest on Monday night will lead to an enhanced risk of ice in southwest England. This may extend north and east into parts of Wales on Tuesday and move east to affect some other parts of southern England, readily turning to sleet and snow, giving further localised snow accumulation
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"Outbreaks of sleet and snow will gradually die out on Tuesday night and as temperatures fall, icy stretches will form on many untreated roads, these lasting well into Wednesday morning. The public are advised to take extra care."

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