Snow flurries could hit rush hour traffic

Snow forecast over Swindon could be a problem for rush hour traffic

Snow forecast over Swindon could be a problem for rush hour traffic

First published in News

SNOW has been forecast for Swindon and the surrounding area today.

Although the weather service, which has issued a yellow weather warning, said considerable snow is not likely in the town centre, flurries could cause traffic issues, particularly this morning.

From the early hours of this morning rain will turn to snow for a time, mainly over high ground. Snow is unlikely to accumulate over low ground, but some areas may see a wintry mix and slush underfoot for a time.

People are being warned of the potential for some disruption to travel, especially during the morning rush hour.

The warning extends to as late as 3pm today.

The Met Office’s chief forecaster said: “An area of low pressure is expected to move eastwards on Friday.

“There remains some uncertainty in its track and therefore on the risk and location of any snow.

“This warning will be kept under review and the public are advised to keep up to date with the forecast and warnings.”

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11:45am Fri 28 Feb 14

The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man says...

Well looking on bbc.co.uk/weather it suggests it will be a bit rainy and 4-5 degrees celcius this morning and just cloudy at rush hour. Which is correct?
Well looking on bbc.co.uk/weather it suggests it will be a bit rainy and 4-5 degrees celcius this morning and just cloudy at rush hour. Which is correct? The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man
  • Score: 6

12:01pm Fri 28 Feb 14

ChannelX says...

Looks like the BBC got it right. Rainy, 4c. Can't see that changing much in the next three hours.

The problem for the Adver is that, 'A bit wet and slightly cold' doesn't make for much of an article (not that the above is much better).
Looks like the BBC got it right. Rainy, 4c. Can't see that changing much in the next three hours. The problem for the Adver is that, 'A bit wet and slightly cold' doesn't make for much of an article (not that the above is much better). ChannelX
  • Score: 4

12:08pm Fri 28 Feb 14

GiulianoGrazioli says...

It's Snow Joke.... or actually is it?
Can't see there being any snow this year to be honest...
It's Snow Joke.... or actually is it? Can't see there being any snow this year to be honest... GiulianoGrazioli
  • Score: 9

12:19pm Fri 28 Feb 14

swindondad says...

I can only think of 3 maybe 4 mornings this year where I have had to scrape the ice of the car so it must have been warmer than average (even if a lot wetter).
I can only think of 3 maybe 4 mornings this year where I have had to scrape the ice of the car so it must have been warmer than average (even if a lot wetter). swindondad
  • Score: 2

12:57pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Highworth Lad says...

swindondad wrote:
I can only think of 3 maybe 4 mornings this year where I have had to scrape the ice of the car so it must have been warmer than average (even if a lot wetter).
me too. well its 12:58 and raining
[quote][p][bold]swindondad[/bold] wrote: I can only think of 3 maybe 4 mornings this year where I have had to scrape the ice of the car so it must have been warmer than average (even if a lot wetter).[/p][/quote]me too. well its 12:58 and raining Highworth Lad
  • Score: 3

5:02pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Trend says...

Stopped raining and the sun is coming out. Still no snow.
Stopped raining and the sun is coming out. Still no snow. Trend
  • Score: 1

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