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Met Office: 'Risk of snow' for Southwest this weekend

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: February 28, 2014

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The Southwest could see snow this weekend, the Met Office has said.

The Exeter-based office’s forecast for Devon this weekend has said snow could fall on high ground in the Southwest between Friday and Sunday.

According to forecasters this weekend the region will see showers or longer spells of rain on Friday and Saturday. Also a risk of snow, mainly over hills, and gales in exposure.

The news comes as a weather warning of snow has been issued for Wales on Friday, the day that is supposed to mark the last official day of winter.

A Chief forecaster at the Met Office said of the warning for Wales: “An area of low pressure is expected to move eastwards on Friday. There is considerable 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.”

Before the weekend Devon will see a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers, which are likely to be heavy at times, with hail and thunder also possible.

The office also added that more persistent rain and strong winds are likely on Thursday night.

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  • Michael-T  |  February 28 2014, 7:07PM

    Actually Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn are no more than arbitrary divisions of the year long cycle. Getting wound up about specific dates is pointless.

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  • whinger62  |  February 28 2014, 1:04PM

    Meteorologically winter is considered to be December, January and February and spring is considered to be March,. April and May. This is because the months are more similar climatologically to each other. For example early December is generally associated with more winter like weather than early March. This practice is standard across the science and is important in the research into some of the more complex areas of the science including climatology and teleconnections.

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  • ElCatski  |  February 28 2014, 8:40AM

    "Spring starts on 21st March, not 1st March. Will the lazy people who can only do their statistics by 'rounding' figures off leave the 4 seasons alone. Stopping? Winter at end of February will not stop the snow and ice. Spring, comes before summer and autumn comes before winter. Not winter ends and summer starts, who ever tries to say different, must live on another planet." Meteorological winter~ Winter is often defined by meteorologists to be the three calendar months with the lowest average temperatures. This corresponds to the months of December, January and February in the Northern Hemisphere, and June, July and August in the Southern Hemisphere. Personally, I'm suprised the Express and Echo used a scientific reckoning, wondering if there is some work experience kid in the office at the moment upping its game.

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  • John_Ply  |  February 28 2014, 8:23AM

    Could be an interesting situation for transport links to the South West, if there are problems with the snow, on Haldon Hill.

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  • deejaytee  |  February 27 2014, 7:16PM

    Time to dust off the BBQ..........

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  • Michael-T  |  February 27 2014, 4:04PM

    Hooray - I love it when it snows.

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  • pilgrimpete  |  February 27 2014, 2:58PM

    nothernjanner – can you explain, does your name mean you are a janner that lives in the north of Plymouth, are you a janner that's moved away and now living up north, or someone from up north now living in Plymouth, because if you live here and don't like it, move away, if you live up north why do you comment so much about Plymouth, because I must agree with harrydylan, you do seem a little bitter, but I do get the impression you are an evenly balanced person, you seem to have a chip on both shoulders

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  • fancyabrew  |  February 27 2014, 1:46PM

    ahhh well you see Plymouth and the rest of the SW doesn't get all the taxes payers cash spent on them like the North does. How many £BN's have been spent on Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, etc over the years, so it maybe should be us who's bitter

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  • nothernjanner  |  February 27 2014, 12:19PM

    Bitterness? Of what exactly? Your non airport? Your constant begging of a rail link? Your pi** poor city centre? Your lack of development in the city? Anything else??

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  • harrydylan  |  February 27 2014, 11:35AM

    Northernjanner: You really must have the most monumental chip on your shoulder as all you ever post on here are negative, denegrating remarks against the city and area. Frankly, you're nothing but a sad little bore if that's the best you can do. Take your bitterness elsewhere and try a get a life, mate.

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