25th September 2020

Yellow Warning for Ice as road temperatures to ‘fall below zero fairly quickly’

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice across South West England later this evening until tomorrow morning.

The Met Office’s Chief Forecaster said:

“Showers will become more frequent during Thursday, before becoming more isolated again overnight.

Road temperatures will fall below zero fairly quickly during the evening over upland areas and in Scotland, that is away from windward coasts, then in other parts of the warning area after midnight, so there is a risk of ice forming on untreated surfaces.

Also, some of the showers may be heavy enough during the evening to cause salt wash-off in some places.”

The areas affected are likely to be:

Devon, Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Cornwall, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

The warning is valid from 20:00 Thursday 18 February to 10:00 Friday 19 February.