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<p><strong>Saturday:</strong> A band of snow is currently approaching London from the
north. Although the snow is light and very powdery, the band moves very slowly
and will generate 0-2 cm quite widely to the south of the M4. Some cold
conditions will develop behind with snow showers spreading westwards, these
more frequent and heavier across the east. The strong wind will also add to the
cold feel. More persistent snow is expected across the south-east later in the
evening with 5-10 cm of additional accumulation, making driving conditions
particularly difficult on untreated surfaces as well as slopes. </p><p><strong>Saturday
Night:</strong> A very cold night with blizzard like conditions
in places. Snow showers will continue to spread from the east, reducing
visibility and making driving conditions even more difficult. They will somehow
ease and become less frequent but only at the end of the night. The persistent
snow to the south will eventually leave Kent and Sussex to migrate westwards
and affect Dorset, Somerset and Devon, and similar accumulations of 5-10 cm are
also expected in place there. Drivers should really consider postponing their journey
if they believe they are going to be affected by the snow.</p>
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am