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Cold snap and gusts to hit Exeter as snow forecast for South Devon

By Rich_Booth  |  Posted: February 21, 2013

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Cold snap and gusts to hit Exeter as snow forecast for South Devon

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Exeter will be hit by a harsh cold snap in the next few days as freezing winds and possible snow showers reach the region.

Gusts of up to 17mph will hit Exeter and the surrounding areas, according to the MET office, leading to low temperatures feeling like -10C in areas.

The Exeter based office has also predicted heavy snow showers in South Devon, likely to hit Totnes early Friday morning.

The forecast states that tomorrow will be “Mainly dry with sunny spells and broken cloud. Chance of a few snow showers around southern coasts of Devon and Cornwall. Feeling very bitter and dry with cold easterly winds. Maximum Temperature 4 °C.”

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The website adds Saturday will see: “Similar conditions prevail; remaining cold and mostly dry with clear spells and broken cloud. Some light wintry precipitation is possible, most likely on Saturday and later on Monday.”

A forecaster for MeteoGroup said: "It's certainly going to feel much colder today and over the weekend.

"Temperatures are expected to stay just above freezing point throughout the day, but with the windchill factor it could feel more like than -5 degrees, or even -10 degrees where the winds are strongest.

"They could hit around 50mph in Cornwall, while the rest of Britain will see gusts of around 30mph and higher in exposed areas.

"These temperatures are very cold for this time of year. We expect cold weather in February but it is impressively cold really."

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