Weather warning for snow, sleet and rain on the Isle of Wight

By A County Press reporter

Published on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 12:56


Weather warning for snow, sleet and rain on the Isle of Wight

Wintery weather could be on cards for the Isle of Wight this weekend, according to the Met Office. Picture by James Reed.

RAIN, sleet and snow could hit the Isle of Wight on Friday and Saturday according to the Met Office.

It has issued a 'be aware' weather warning from 3pm on Friday to 9am on Saturday.

The Met Office said: "A mix of rain, sleet and snow associated with a frontal band is expected to push south across southern parts of England and Wales through Friday afternoon and evening, before clearing by the early hours of Saturday. 

"Snow will be predominantly confined to the higher ground above 200-400 metres with perhaps 1-2cm accumulating here. 

"At lower levels this will be mainly rain and sleet but may turn briefly to snow in heavier outbreaks of precipitation.

"As this front clears south through the evening there is potential for widespread black ice to form quickly on road surfaces and pavements.

"Please be aware of the potential for difficult driving conditions and for some travel disruption during the Friday evening rush hour and overnight into Saturday morning."

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