Temperatures set to plummet once again

Daily Echo: Temperatures set to plummet once again Temperatures set to plummet once again

BRRRRRACE yourselves – an Arctic plunge is heading Hampshire’s way.

Temperatures are set to drop below freezing again this week and it could get even colder still.

The Met Office could not rule out another polar blast next week with fears temperatures could drop as far as -5C.

A spokesman said the biggest risk of ice this week was tomorrow and Friday nights when temperatures will fall to -1C and -2C.

He added: “The risk of extensive ice is pretty low although we might see some localised frost, and it looks like it will only be one or two nights.”

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The Met Office only provides data for a five-day period as that is as far as they can predict with a high degree of probability.

It means heating concerns for some Hampshire residents, particularly the elderly, who may struggle to pay the energy bills.

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The Daily Echo has teamed up with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation for Surviving Winter campaign, calling for people to donate their Winter Fuel Payment if they are able to help the elderly and vulnerable.

As reported by the Daily Echo, the city and county councils are well prepared for winter with tonnes of grit and new vehicles ready to clear the roads.

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But a county spokesman said they were not worried about the weather this week.

The spokesman said: “We have not been tipped off about anything big so we are not concerned about this week yet. That could all change though.

“If it does happen we are totally prepared for whatever comes. We get daily updates and are told if we need to be on standby so we can react very quickly.”

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11:07am Tue 3 Dec 13

StJohn says...

Slow news day....

Winter weather in winter!
Slow news day.... Winter weather in winter! StJohn

12:48pm Tue 3 Dec 13

House Sparrow says...

Please will DE stop trying to sensationalise normal weather? It only scares the vulnerable in society.
Please will DE stop trying to sensationalise normal weather? It only scares the vulnerable in society. House Sparrow

1:43pm Tue 3 Dec 13

reeferman says...

How can this happen in winter! I have spent a lot of time in Scandinavia wherethey just get on with it, I dont think this is news worthy.
How can this happen in winter! I have spent a lot of time in Scandinavia wherethey just get on with it, I dont think this is news worthy. reeferman

1:50pm Tue 3 Dec 13

SFC4EVA says...

Urm, it's winter!
Urm, it's winter! SFC4EVA

2:04pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Someone_New says...

What's funny is this even within this very story, we read that actually there won't be any problems whatsoever.
What's funny is this even within this very story, we read that actually there won't be any problems whatsoever. Someone_New

3:38pm Tue 3 Dec 13

bigfella777 says...

This is very shocking and frightening news especially as it is December.
This is very shocking and frightening news especially as it is December. bigfella777

4:00pm Tue 3 Dec 13

LadySam says...

Gosh!! Cold, frost, ice. Could it be Winter? Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill.
Gosh!! Cold, frost, ice. Could it be Winter? Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill. LadySam

4:53pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Amuffman says...

I think this has something to do with global warming, I mean, come on, it was boiling a few months ago... Now it is cold, I think the world is going to end and we've entered a ice age...
I think this has something to do with global warming, I mean, come on, it was boiling a few months ago... Now it is cold, I think the world is going to end and we've entered a ice age... Amuffman

10:29pm Tue 3 Dec 13

D.a.v.e says...

The Met Office could not rule out another polar blast next week with fears temperatures could drop as far as -5C.

A spokesman said the biggest risk of ice this week was tomorrow and Friday nights when temperatures will fall to -1C and -2C.

Crikey not -5 then? Brrrrrrrrrr
The Met Office could not rule out another polar blast next week with fears temperatures could drop as far as -5C. A spokesman said the biggest risk of ice this week was tomorrow and Friday nights when temperatures will fall to -1C and -2C. Crikey not -5 then? Brrrrrrrrrr D.a.v.e

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