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Snow showers expected with yellow weather warning

Yellow warning Thursday (12/01)

Devon and Cornwall:

Occasional snow showers which could bring around 2 cm of snow in low level places. 5-10 cm of snow is possible on higher ground (200m+ above sea level).

There is the potential for disruption to transport networks with longer journey times. Icy stretches on untreated roads and pavements are also possible.

Somerset, Bristol, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire:

There's potential for rain to turn rapidly to snow in the cold air. However, there is a great deal of uncertainty over the track and intensity of this weather system, meaning that confidence is low in the amount and extent of any snow.

As skies clear on Thursday night there is also potential for widespread ice to form quite rapidly on untreated surfaces.

Yellow warning Friday (13/01)

Devon, Cornwall and Somerset:

Further showers of snow, sleet and hail will continue across parts of the UK. 2 to 4 cm of snow may affect some lowland areas, while high ground may see locally 5 to 10 cm.

Disruption to transport networks seems likely either due to snow or ice.

Bristol sees snow fall in July despite temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius

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It may not have been a perfect summer but we weren't expecting to see snow in July!

That's why some people in Bristol couldn't believe what they were seeing this morning when they spotted the white stuff outside their windows.

While temperatures in some parts of the city reached twenty degrees an unusual cold snap in Clifton left passers-by completely stunned.

Alex Beresford went to find out what it was all about.

Gritters out on the road in preparation for sleet & snow

Credit: ITV West Country

The region's gritters will be out in force this evening after the Met Office issued a Yellow Warning for ice on the roads.

After a wet day temperatures are forecast to plummet tonight causing ice on the regions roads and pavements.

Credit: ITV West Country

We spoke to Chris Riley, the Manager of Gloucestershire Highways at a gritting depot near Stroud, he warns drivers to 'take extra care' on the roads.


The day snow came to a Cornish school

Pupils from Landewednack primary school on the Lizard have had a day to remember after snow fell overnight.

The winter wonderland came courtesy of Twitter's @thetwofairies, who go around the country carrying out random acts of kindness. In this case, snow is very unlikely to fall near the school, which is at the most southerly tip of the UK and the air is too salty.

See the children's reaction to their snow surprise:

It won't be long before a snowball fight breaks out! Credit: ITV News
If only every day was a snow day Credit: ITV News

Snow surprise for schoolchildren on The Lizard

Winter comes early to Landewednack primary school Credit: Lucy Spencer

Children arriving at Landewednack primary in Cornwall had the surprise of their lives today - snow had fallen overnight transforming the Victorian building into the perfect Christmas card.

The magical transformation is the work of a Twitter group @thetwofairies who specialise in random acts of kindness. You can see their mark on the side of the school.

By the wonders of modern technology, sorry, the wave of a wand, it was actually snowing as the pupils arrived.

It's a big surprise. Our school is the most southerly in the country and the air is very salty so we never get snow. Some of the younger children have never seen snow but this is the real thing - you can even throw snow balls.

The children will come back from half term ready to start their winter project. Short of a trip to the North Pole this is the next best thing.

– Louise Jones, Head teacher, Landewednack CP School

"Fairies" bring winter to Cornish school

Two fairies who have taken to spreading their magic across the country have turned their attention to Landewednack CP School, the southernmost school in Britain where it never snows - except today.

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