Weather swings back to winter with snowfall
Parts of the Westcountry were waking up to a covering of crisp white snow this morning after the weather took a turn back towards winter.
The Met Office yesterday upgraded parts of the region from a yellow to an amber alert as it was reported parts of Devon and Somerset were experiencing heavy snowfall.
Forecaster Steven Keates said the outlook was for a very chilly day as snow was accompanied by a bitter north-easterly wind.
"All eyes will be looking towards the south as a band of wet weather turns into snow," he said. "As a result, a good part of the South West could see some snow."
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Mr Keates said the worst of the weather this morning would be over Dartmoor, which could see 10cm of snow. Parts of North Devon will see snow and the high ground between Exeter and Plymouth could witness a fall of up to 7cm.
More westerly towns will also see a scattering of snowfall, said Mr Keates. "There could be a couple of centimetres in Penzance and there may even be a dusting on the Isles of Scilly, which is quite rare for there."
Yesterday, heavy snow was reported as falling around Okehampton, creating difficult driving conditions on the A30. Snow was also falling at Wrangaton, south Dartmoor.