Met Office issues three days of weather warnings – blizzards and snow drifts as 8 ins forecast

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Met Office issues three days of weather warnings - blizzards and snow drifts as 8 ins forecast
Met Office issues three days of weather warnings - blizzards and snow drifts as 8 ins forecast

Somerset and Bath could finally see snow this weekend.

It comes after a week of stop-start showers and ever-changing weather-warnings issued.

Earlier in the week forecasters predicted heavy snow to fall across the South West as well as speaking out on how hard it’s been to predict the weather this week.

Although the forecast has since changed, and hopes of a ‘snow bomb’ for Somerset have been dashed, the county is due for a dusting of the white stuff on Saturday.

After being teased all week with different forecasts of when snow could fall is the area, Saturday is now looking the most likely.

Here’s where and when we are most likely to see snow this weekend according to the Met Office forecast at 11am on Friday, February 12.

When it will snow in your area
Bath

There is a 50 per cent chance of light snow on Saturday afternoon in Bath.

The snowfall is expected between 2pm and 4pm.

Taunton

Taunton could see up to three hours of light snow on Saturday afternoon.

There is up to 60 per cent chance of light snow between 11am and 2pm.

Yeovil

Up to two hours of light snow are forecast for Yeovil on Saturday afternoon.

Between midday and 2pm there is a 50 per cent expectancy of snow in the area.

Glastonbury

Glastonbury could see two hours of light snow falling on the weekend.

Light snow has a 50 per cent probability of happening between midday and 2pm on Saturday.

Weston-super-Mare

Three hours of the white stuff could fall on the coastal town on Saturday afternoon.

There is a 50 per cent possibility of snow falling between midday and 3pm in Weston-super-Mare.

Bridgwater

There is up to 60 per cent chance of snow in Bridgwater on Saturday.

Currently, the forecast suggests light snow falling between midday and 2pm on Saturday afternoon.

Midsomer Norton

Four hours of snow could fall in Midsomer Norton on Saturday afternoon.

There is a 50 per cent expectancy of light snow falling between midday and 4pm.

Minehead

Minehead may miss out on the snow with temperatures rising to 2C around midday on Saturday.

Currently, there is a 50 per cent chance of sleet occurring at midday following by light rain at 1pm.

Frome

On Saturday afternoon Frome could see up to two hours of light snowfall.

There is a 50 per cent chance of the white stuff falling between 2pm and 4pm.

Quantocks

There is up to 80 per cent of heavy snow falling in the Quantocks given its higher ground.

Light snow begins at 11am before turning to heavy snow between midday and 1pm.

Then there is 60 per cent chance of light snow fall from 1pm until 2pm.

South West weather forecast
Today

Any early wintry showers in the far southwest will soon die out to leave a dry but, largely cloudy day with some brighter spells in the afternoon. Staying windy, with the risk of coastal gales and less cold. Maximum temperature of 5 °C.

Tonight

Remaining cloudy in the west this evening, with clearer skies further east. Staying dry overnight before cloud thickens from the west and winds strengthen. Another cold night. Minimum temperature -4 °C.

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