Where and when the Met Office expects snow to fall in Somerset

The Met Office has placed Somerset under a yellow weather warning for snow and ice, a yellow warning of snow in some areas of Somerset.

This means that the area is expected to receive some snowfall throughout the course of tomorrow (Sunday, January 23), and can also expect some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

Therefore there is some risk of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces, and some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by roads, bus and trains services possible.

We have put together an hour by hour guide for snow in North Somerset and Somerset, so you’ll know exactly when to expect it and be prepared.

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There is an 80 per cent chance of snow, which could be heavy in some areas, particularly those higher up.

When is snow expected in North Somerset?

  • In North Somerset, the snow will start at 5am, albeit forecast fairly light to begin.
  • The snow is reported to start at 5am and last until 7am, before becoming misty.
  • It will then rain between 11am-12pm and then from 1pm to 2pm.
  • Temperatures will be a little higher than the rest of the region at 1 degrees until 9am, before rising to 2 degrees at 10am, and 3 degrees at 11am.
  • However, it will feel like -3 at 5am, -4 from 6-7am, -3 at 8am, -2 from 9-10am and zero degrees at 11am.

When is snow expected in Somerset?

  • In Somerset the snow is expected to start at 5am too, but is expected to be heavier than what is expected in North Somerset.
  • The snow is reported to start at 5am and last until 7am for the initial period.
  • From 9am until 11am, it is expected to start sleeting with temperatures rising slightly to 2 degrees.
  • It will be 0 degrees when the snowfall begins in Somerset, although they are meant to rise to 4 degrees by midday.
  • However, it will feel like -2 degrees until 7am, and -1 until 11am, 0 degrees from 11am-1pm, then 1 degree until 3pm when temperatures drop again

Met office general forecast

The Met Office said: “After a frosty start, it will be a dry day with plenty of sunny spells. A few wintry showers are possible in the far east during the afternoon. Feeling cold with light winds. Maximum temperature 6 °C.

“Remaining dry this evening before a band of rain and snow arrives in from the west overnight. Snow mainly over higher ground but reaching lower levels at times. Cold night. Minimum temperature -3 °C.

“Tomorrow, the band of rain and snow will continue to move eastwards during the morning, clearing most areas by the afternoon. Blustery scattered showers thereafter with a risk of coastal gales. Maximum temperature 5 °C.”

There are no current reports of any more snow this week, although this could change over the coming week.

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