The Met Office issues amber weather warning for the South West
THE Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for snow in the region this afternoon.
Weather forecasters said up to 10cm of snow could fall in the South West from 1.45pm onwards.
A spokesman said: “Outbreaks of sleet or snow will affect parts of South west England and South Wales during Tuesday, extending to other parts of southern England and the south Midlands later.
“Where rain or sleet is currently falling, this is expected to turn increasingly to snow during this afternoon and evening, even at low levels.
“Some 2-5cm of snow is likely in places with 10cm or more within the amber warning area and on high ground. This could be locally heavy and fall in a short period of time, perhaps just a few hours.”
Yellow warnings of settled snow turning to ice have also been issued and drivers are being urged to take extra care on the roads on the commute home this evening.