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Met Office warns of cold snap as snow hits New Forest





WINTRY weather arrived in parts of the New Forest and Christchurch overnight.

Snow flurries were seen across the New Forest, but it was not enough to settle.

Yesterday the Met Office warned of widespread overnight frosts for much of the UK in the coming days and a risk of snow for some regions.

Parts of Dorset are included in a yellow weather warning
Parts of Dorset are included in a yellow weather warning

Colder conditions are expected to affect the UK for the rest of this week and into the weekend, says the national weather agency, with daytime temperatures rooted in single figures and overnight temperatures falling well below freezing in many places.

This is as a result of the UK sitting in cold air from Scandinavia.

A yellow warning for snow and ice has been issued for some parts of Dorset, which is set to be in place until 4pm today.

Temperatures in Christchurch could drop to -1 today.

The Met Office says wintry weather may affect some areas, with some roads and railways affected with longer journey times.

There is a probability of some patches of ice on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, with some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.



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