Snow forecast for Oxfordshire

First published in News Witney Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Assistant Editor

SLEET and light snow is forecast for the county tonight and tomorrow morning.

With northern parts of the country facing heavy snowfall, the Met Office is forecasting a better picture for the county although is warning drivers to be careful on their morning commute tomorrow.

It may mean there is only "a little snow" on the ground tomorrow morning.

It is saying there is likely to be sleet in the city tonight, with light snow in the early hours of Monday.

However the north and west of the county are facing the worst of the forecast with heavy snow in Banbury and Chipping Norton for tonight with light snow in the early hours.

That may still be falling through to lunchtime in Witney.

In the south the picture is also one of sleet tonight and light snow after midnight. In Abingdon the sleet may return tomorrow morning.

Met Office forecaster Helen Roberts said: "Oxfordshire is right on the edge of our yellow snow warning and our ice warning so there is a potential for snow and ice.

"There is going to be an outbreak of rain for much of the day and it is really after dark that the snow risk starts, especially in north Oxfordshire.

"Because the roads will already be very wet there may be a flurry of snow around on the ground but it probably won't settle. There may be a little snow on the ground by tomorrow morning but it won't be much.

"There shouldn't be much more than two centimetres of snow."

The sleet may return to Oxfordshire on Wednesday.

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12:36pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Myron Blatz says...

If its the usual sort of 'snow' we get from Oxford City and County Councils and their (apparently) elected Councillors, then I wouldn't rush-out and buy snowshoes! Think it more likely we get more flooding down the Botley and Abingdon Roads, where City Councillors regularly skate on thin ice, or attempt to walk on water!
If its the usual sort of 'snow' we get from Oxford City and County Councils and their (apparently) elected Councillors, then I wouldn't rush-out and buy snowshoes! Think it more likely we get more flooding down the Botley and Abingdon Roads, where City Councillors regularly skate on thin ice, or attempt to walk on water! Myron Blatz
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11:31pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Alfie Nokes says...

Can't be snow, we were told, back in 2000 (by the Independent) who quoted "experts" saying snow would be a thing of the past due to global warming. And then in 2009, Al Gore repeated that claim, amongst others.

How dare we not listen to the white coated authorities who said it won't be so, it can't be so, because they said so, unless of course, they lied to us and would now dare to spin the snow as some natural, totally understandable effect of said global warming, but they would never lie to us, would they....
Can't be snow, we were told, back in 2000 (by the Independent) who quoted "experts" saying snow would be a thing of the past due to global warming. And then in 2009, Al Gore repeated that claim, amongst others. How dare we not listen to the white coated authorities who said it won't be so, it can't be so, because they said so, unless of course, they lied to us and would now dare to spin the snow as some natural, totally understandable effect of said global warming, but they would never lie to us, would they.... Alfie Nokes
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1:24pm Mon 11 Feb 13

bart-on simpson says...

A little snow? Waking up to 10cms made such forecasts look weak again - I think it's time to investigate the met office.
A little snow? Waking up to 10cms made such forecasts look weak again - I think it's time to investigate the met office. bart-on simpson
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