Heavy snow could be coming to Bracknell and Wokingham
January 17, 2013
The Met Office is warning that heavy snow could be on the way to Bracknell and Wokingham tomorrow morning.
A yellow severe weather warning has been issued for London and South East England from 3am until midnight on Friday.
Bracknell Forest Council's gritters are out gritting secondary roads at the moment and will be out gritting the primary roads from 7pm this evening.
Heavy snow is predicted to start falling around 9am but is expected to ease off in the afternoon.
Temperatures are not expected to rise above freezing at any point during the day and it may feel considerably colder. Gusts of wind may reach 26 mph during the afternoon which could make it feel as cold as -7°C.
The agency predicts that an area of snow looks increasingly likely to spread from the south west. Winds will strengthen and blizzard conditions are a possibility, especially over high ground.
Accumulations of more than 10 centimetres of snow are possible in many parts, with the potential for some severe disruption, though currently there is a good deal of uncertainty about intensity of snow and how quickly it will turn to rain in the south west.
They say public should be aware of the risk of significant travel disruption affecting the west in the morning and the east in the afternoon.
The warning is likely to be updated over the next couple of days.