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Weather forecast
Sunday 18 March 2018


Really bitter cold start to the day. Evidence of tufts of snow on the ground. Strong blustery breeze and the sky, as with yesterday, looks like a blanket of grey and white. We will see if we get more snow today, at present no snow or sleet. Currently -1C° or in old money 31°F.

Sunrise 06:07 Sunset 18:08
Sea temperature 8°C/46°F
Wind direction, East North East
Wind speed 17mph

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkhill said: “It will be bitterly cold with some snow for many places over the weekend.

“There are some very strong winds, meaning it could feel as low as minus 7 or minus 8 for some people.”

Flights to or from Heathrow Airport on Saturday were cancelled. A BA spokesman said: “During cold weather conditions aircraft have to be de-iced prior to departure to ensure that they are safe, and additional measures are being taken to ensure the safety of our operation is maintained at all times.”

Gatwick Airport commented, “Gatwick is currently operating a normal service, however the weather is predicted to deteriorate and all passengers are strongly advised to check with their airline for the latest flight information before leaving for the airport”.

Forecasters says that the cold weather should only last a few days though – by Tuesday, temperatures will be getting back to average for the time of year.

Meteorologist Martin Bowles commented that the weekend’s weather could be calllled a “mini beast from the east”.

He said: “We don’t expect anything like the same impact as a result of it, although there will be some snow about.”

The Met Office also said: “travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers. And some delays and cancellations to rail and air travel are likely.”

Bitterly cold and windy with further snow showers. Yellow warning snow and ice between Sunday 00:05 and Sunday 23:55

Outbreaks of snow affecting many areas will turn mostly light and showery. Turning dry in many places with some brightness by the afternoon but remaining generally cloudy. Windy with significant wind-chill, as temperatures struggle to exceed freezing across many areas. Maximum temperature 2 °C. Tonight: Light snow showers affecting some parts will die out with clear spells becoming more widespread as cloud breaks develop. Penetrating frost with bitterly cold winds remaining brisk. Minimum temperature -4 °C.