Snow, ice and sub zero temperatures as Met Office issues severe weather warnings for East Sussex

FREEZING conditions, ice and snow are all part of the forecast for the next few days.

Temperatures will not rise above 1C until Sunday when we could enjoy balmy day time highs of 4C.

The mercury could plummet to -3C in the Lewes and Wealden Districts tonight.

Today (Thursday February 2) the Met Office had severe weather warnings in place in East Sussex for ice, for ice on Friday and for snow on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday February 4 a band of snow will move into eastern England from the North Sea and is expected to give accumulations of 2cm or so quite widely, and perhaps 5cm in places.

Although timing is uncertain, the snow is likely to be most widespread and heaviest late on Friday evening.

After midnight it will tend to die out, but untreated roads may remain icy well into Saturday morning.

Sunday will see the band of snow continue to move slowly eastwards across England during the first half of the day. This may be heavy initially but will tend to die out during Sunday morning.

Total accumulations from this snow event are likely to be of order 5-10cm in many places; this includes low lying areas.

The public are advised that this is likely to lead to some travel disruption on Saturday and Sunday and should pay close attention to forecasts as the event approaches.