Will it snow in North Devon this week?

Remember when Barnstaple looked liked this? The snow in December 2010.
Remember when Barnstaple looked liked this? The snow in December 2010.

North Devon is holding out for the possibility of a snow day as the Met Office has extended weather warnings until Thursday.

A yellow warning is in place tomorrow (Tuesday), Wednesday and Thursday for snow, with strong winds expected on Thursday too.

Weather warnings were first put in place on Saturday but have been extended further this morning (Monday).

Temperatures are set to be bitterly cold this week, and tomorrow snow showers are expected to hit.

According to the current Met Office forecast for Barnstaple, there is a 30 per cent chance of snow on Tuesday evening, a 40 per cent chance of snow on Wednesday morning, and a 50 per cent chance of snow on Thursday afternoon.

Snow on the hills at Ilfracombe in December 2010. Snow on the hills at Ilfracombe in December 2010.

Heavy snow showers are also expected on Wednesday and could cause delays with travel on roads, as well as some delays or cancellations on rail and air travel.

On Thursday, the Met Office warns of a potential for heavy snow, accompanies by strong winds.

This will move slowly north through Thursday afternoon and night.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “There is a small chance that long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel could occur.

“There is a slight chance that roads may become blocked by deep snow, with stranded vehicles and passengers.

“There is a small chance that long interruptions to power supplies and other services such as telephones, may occur.”

Check back for the latest updates as we have them.

The Gazette team is on snow watch this week - if you spot any snow send us your photos to newsdesk@northdevongazette.co.uk or tweet us @NDGazette.

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