Weather charts show that it will snow in Devon and in Cornwall tomorrow as reports a new Beast from the East is looming.

The Met Office predicts ‘outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow’ across the West Country as sub-zero temperatures hit the region.

Snow is predicted to hit the region, but especially Devon, from the early hours of tomorrow – although most of it will fall in the afternoon and evening.

Forecasting service WXCharts is saying a weather front coming from the north will bring snow to the area on Friday.

The weather front will cover most of Devon as well as the St Ives and Penzance area for a short period of time.

The chart shows Plymouth will be the first area to be, at about 3am tomorrow, though the Met Office is not currently forecasting snow for the city. Parts of Dartmoor, including Princetown on the edge of Plymouth, will see sleet and snow overnight.

Snow could then slowly return to Devon in the afternoon, probably after 3pm. It will be coming from the east.

By 9pm, all snow will have cleared from Cornwall but will cover most of Devon apart from the Barnstaple and Exmouth areas.

Ice warnings are in place for parts of the South West and large swatches of the UK today and tomorrow as experts predict a sudden stratospheric warming (SWW) event over the North Pole this week will increase the odds of a deep freeze over the next fortnight.

This SSW is “potentially the most dangerous kind” according to researchers and is what triggered the 2018 Beast from the East which saw the mercury plummet to -15 in parts of the UK, the Mirror reports.

Updated weather charts for the Gloucestershire, Bristol and Somerset area predict a band of snow will gradually intensify and spread as far west as Plymouth.

The Met Office states for Friday: “(There will be) outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow, wintry in places, linger in the morning but then weaken into the afternoon, clearing by the night. Remaining cold and turning icy overnight. Maximum temperature 4 degrees Celsius.”

The Met Office confirms that there will be snow in Princetown, on Dartmoor, in the early hours of Friday as well as between 2pm and 8pm.

The weather service also issued a yellow weather warning for ice for most of Cornwall and parts of Devon. The warning will start at 5pm this afternoon and will end at 11am on Friday. You can . about it here.



The map predictions for 12pm tomorrow



The map at 3pm tomorrow
The map at 3pm tomorrow



Map at 6pm tomorrow
Map at 6pm tomorrow

Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain approach southwards, turning wintry in places. Widespread frost expected in the east, as well as ice where any showers fall onto frozen surfaces. Minimum temperature -4 °C.

Friday:

Outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow, wintry in places, linger in the morning but then weaken into the afternoon, clearing by the night. Remaining cold and turning icy overnight. Maximum temperature 4 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A frosty and foggy start Saturday, clearing to give sunny spells. Cloudier into Sunday, with outbreaks of drizzle. Turning more unsettled into Monday afternoon, with stronger winds and occasional rain.





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