Met office issue weather warning for snow and ice in Hastings and Rother

Weather forecasters have said there is a risk of snow and ice over night in the Hastings and Rother area.

Heavy rain will set in this afternoon but could well turn to wintry showers from around 9pm - 10pm and overnight.

Snow pics in Hastings Old Town 27/2/18 by Andy Hemsley SUS-180227-104102001

Snow pics in Hastings Old Town 27/2/18 by Andy Hemsley SUS-180227-104102001

Accumulations of 1-3 cm are likely quite widely, say forecasters, with accumulations of 5cm in places. As this clears, ice is likely to form on some surfaces on Wednesday morning.

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Temperatures will drop to two degrees overnight but weather conditions will feel more like minus two degrees.

This is what the Met Office say to expect from the weather warning: There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel. There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off

Wednesday will be mostly sunny with light winds but cold with slow thaw of any lying snow. There is a chance that untreated pavements and cycle paths become impassable because of black ice.

There could be a few snow showers but mainly in west.

Picture by Andrew Hemsley.

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