Met Office warns Bristol to be prepared for freezing weather
BRISTOL is braced for the return of freezing temperatures this week after the Met Office issued a severe weather warning for the South West.
Rain was expected to turn to snow across many southern areas, giving some accumulations and a minimum temperature of -3°C.
Forecasters believe the city will see further snowfall today, as snow clouds work their way across most of the south of England, before easing by the afternoon.
The weather is projected to be drier and brighter later in the day, but with a bitterly cold strong to gale force wind and maximum temperature of 3°C.
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Jonathan Powell, of Vantage Weather Services, said: "It is looking like a cold week ahead with plunging temperatures bringing the risk of icy roads and treacherous driving conditions. Tonight is going to be bitterly cold and in some exposed regions we could see the coldest night of the winter so far."
AA spokesman Paul Waters said: "This is going to be winter's sting in the tail. Motorists should make sure their vehicles are ready."
Peter Box, chairman of the Local Government Association economy and transport board, said: "Council websites will be updated with information on weather, gritting routes, road conditions, school closures and bin collections.
"Many councils also have gritter Twitter feeds and Facebook pages detailing the latest developments."
Long-term forecasts suggest that this could be the last flurry of snow of the winter, with more spring-like weather later in the month.