BEAST FROM THE EAST: Snow falls across Northamptonshire with temperatures feeling like MINUS 7C and three days of weather warnings in place

Snow showers on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday could lead to daily accumulations of 2-5cm in places

Monday, 8th February 2021, 8:34 am
Updated Monday, 8th February 2021, 8:36 am
Drivers are urged to take care on the roads in the snow. Picture via Safer Roads Team @northants_SRT

Northamptonshire has woken up to a blanket of snow this morning (Monday) as the 'Beast from the East' kicks in.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for snow for today (Monday), tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday across Northamptonshire.

The yellow warning states that frequent snow showers may lead to travel disruption in places, while others may miss the showers altogether.

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Our local weather forecaster @NNweather said this morning: "Snow showers today giving accumulations in places whilst some areas in the county will miss most of the snow.

"Temps not rising above freezing but feeling like -7°C in a bitter northeasterly wind gusting around 30mph."

It is forecast that daily accumulations of between 2-5cm will fall in places and temperatures will sit at around -1C all day.

The Safer Roads Team are warning people to take care on the roads.

@northants_SRT tweeted: "Most of the county experienced a light dusting of snow during the night and with more currently falling it makes for less than ideal driving conditions. If you have to head out on an essential journey then drive safe, slow and to the conditions you are faced with. #SlowDown"

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