Met Office warns of more bad weather - and maybe even snow

Daily Echo: Met Office warns of more bad weather - and maybe even snow Met Office warns of more bad weather - and maybe even snow

HAMPSHIRE is today preparing for yet another lashing from the elements after forecasters warned of heavy rain, sleet and even snow.

Up to 20mm of rain could fall in parts of the county this afternoon leading to flooding on land already drenched by weeks of relentlessly wet weather.

But the dismal conditions could take a fresh twist over night tonight when a bitter blast is expected to roar in from the east bringing sleet and even wet snow.

A yellow warning for rain has been issued during daylight hours today. But with temperatures due to tumble overnight another yellow warning for icy roads has been put in place.

Some higher areas could see a dusting of snow tonight as the arctic blast sweeps in and drivers are being warned to take care on slippery roads.

The ice warning remains in place tomorrow as the first chill of the winter begins to bite and the mercury dips towards zero.

And there is no let up for beleaguered residents with further yellow warnings for rain in place on Friday and Saturday.

A very deep area of low pressure is set to move in across southern England bringing up to 60mm of rain in 48 hours coupled with gale force winds and yet more flooding.

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1:42pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Brite Spark says...

If I see a snowman in Hampshire by Monday I'll eat the red sofa.
If I see a snowman in Hampshire by Monday I'll eat the red sofa. Brite Spark
  • Score: 10

1:56pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

I'll worry when the ground is wearing a white blanket.
I'll worry when the ground is wearing a white blanket. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 3

3:23pm Wed 29 Jan 14

House Sparrow says...

Please could the Echo employ a journalist who first of all knows how to access the Met Office website and can then correctly interpret the information displayed.
Please could the Echo employ a journalist who first of all knows how to access the Met Office website and can then correctly interpret the information displayed. House Sparrow
  • Score: 11

3:27pm Wed 29 Jan 14

100%HANTSBOY says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
I'll worry when the ground is wearing a white blanket.
You said last year that snow doesn't worry you.
In fact you were very smug about it
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: I'll worry when the ground is wearing a white blanket.[/p][/quote]You said last year that snow doesn't worry you. In fact you were very smug about it 100%HANTSBOY
  • Score: 5

3:28pm Wed 29 Jan 14

southy says...

well its cold enough for snow, but the clouds are way to high at the moment for it to snow, so more likely to be freezing rain as it stands at the moment
well its cold enough for snow, but the clouds are way to high at the moment for it to snow, so more likely to be freezing rain as it stands at the moment southy
  • Score: 0

4:05pm Wed 29 Jan 14

good-gosh says...

It's rained for 40 days and 40 nights. I thought god promised Noah that it would never happen again?
It's rained for 40 days and 40 nights. I thought god promised Noah that it would never happen again? good-gosh
  • Score: 6

4:16pm Wed 29 Jan 14

RomseyKeith says...

The met office are predicting rain, sleet and possibly snow in winter. Oh my goodness. Are they also predicting that this year will consist of 12 months? Genius.
Of course, what usually happens when the Met Office make long term predictions is that the exact opposite happens. Last year we were predicted the wettest summer for years, and we ended up with the hottest and dryest for a long while.
The only accurate predicting is for the next few days, and even then too many things can affect that as we are just a small island.
I'll take this with a pinch of salt (which I may need if it does snow).
The met office are predicting rain, sleet and possibly snow in winter. Oh my goodness. Are they also predicting that this year will consist of 12 months? Genius. Of course, what usually happens when the Met Office make long term predictions is that the exact opposite happens. Last year we were predicted the wettest summer for years, and we ended up with the hottest and dryest for a long while. The only accurate predicting is for the next few days, and even then too many things can affect that as we are just a small island. I'll take this with a pinch of salt (which I may need if it does snow). RomseyKeith
  • Score: 4

10:38pm Wed 29 Jan 14

greyfeather says...

Haha oh Echo your so sensationalist! Same headlines over and over…actually i wonder why i still bother reading it…?!
Haha oh Echo your so sensationalist! Same headlines over and over…actually i wonder why i still bother reading it…?! greyfeather
  • Score: 1

9:10am Thu 30 Jan 14

skeptik says...

Rebranding time? Delete Southern Evening Echo. Insert 'Could be Times' - could be 3600 jobs, could be snowing tomorrow could be,,,,,,,,,,,media studies graduates? - Cheaper than journalists.
Rebranding time? Delete Southern Evening Echo. Insert 'Could be Times' - could be 3600 jobs, could be snowing tomorrow could be,,,,,,,,,,,media studies graduates? - Cheaper than journalists. skeptik
  • Score: 0

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