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Three-day snow warnings for New Forest and Christchurch next week

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Are we in for snowy scenes across the Forest?
Are we in for snowy scenes across the Forest?

NEW Forest and Christchurch residents desperate to see flurries could be in for a treat as the Met Office has issued three days of snow warnings for next week.

The yellow alerts for snow and ice run from Monday to Wednesday, covering the whole of Hampshire and a chunk of Dorset, with the national weather organisation warning of travel delays, icy roads and power cuts.

A Met Office statement said cold air from Scandinavia was responsible, which saw heavy snowfall in Scotland and northern England, due to blow across the rest of the country.

Widespread daily snow of 2-5cm was probable, it said, with 10-15cm possible in areas where showers merge into more organised and prolonged spells of snow. Icy stretches were likely overnight, especially in areas with a partial melt of lying snow during the day.

Deputy chief Meteorologist, Mark Sidaway, said: “Into the weekend snow will continue across much of Scotland, and is likely to increasingly fall to low levels before beginning to move south into northern and eastern England.

“Although amounts of snow across England are likely to be less than seen across Scotland, the potential is there for some heavy snow across eastern England later in the weekend, and perhaps elsewhere in southern Britain as we head into next week, with very cold easterly winds.”

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