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Snow forecast for West Berkshire

District may see the first serious snow fall of the year tomorrow

William Walker

William Walker


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The first serious snow fall of 2016 may sweep through West Berkshire tomorrow (Wednesday) after the Met Office issued a severe weather warning across part of the district.

The yellow warning for snow – meaning be aware, is in effect from 8pm Wednesday until Thursday morning at 10am and according to BBC weather forecasts Newbury will see heavy snow for a few hours around 3am.

Met Office forecasters are unsure to what extent the area will see either rain, sleet or snow but have issued a warning for the area and are warning of possible travel disruption.

The chief forecaster said: “Rain seems likely to turn to sleet and snow in places during Wednesday night across parts of central and southern England, before gradually easing and clearing away south eastwards on Thursday morning.

“Some places will see rain or sleet rather than snow but at least for some of the higher ground, and more locally at lower elevations, there may be a cover of snow, perhaps a few cm locally.

“Please be aware of the possibility of localised disruption to travel, and keep up to date with forecasts and warnings, which may well be updated.”

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