Travel disruption and snow forecast as cold snap continues in East Sussex

Wintery weather.
Wintery weather.

The wintry weather continued this week in East Sussex, with temperatures struggling to rise much above freezing and snow forecast.

While the county escaped any significant snowfall so far, with only a light dusting in place on Monday (January 14,) the Met Office was forecasting snow for today (Friday January 18) at the time the Sussex Express was going to press.

At this stage it looks set to start snowing in Lewes at around 12 noon on Friday and continue until 9am on Saturday morning, with the potential to cause widespread travel disruption.

The Met Office is predicting heavy snow in Lewes from about 3pm to 6pm, just in time for the evening rush hour.

Temperatures will not rise above 0C today (Friday) and due to wind chill it msy feel like -7C.

Temperatures on Saturday will vary from -1C to 0C in Lewes, but due to windchill it could feel more like -6C.

The Met Office warned the snow on Friday could lead to significant travel disruption affecting the east in the afternoon. The public should keep up to date with local weather forecasts and travel news.

A yellow warning for snow, the least serious severe weather warning, was issued by the Met Office for Friday in East Sussex.

The snow will spread from the South West of the UK.

In the South East winds will strengthen and blizzard conditions are a possibility, especially over high ground. Accumulations of more than 10cm of snow are possible in many parts.

The band of snow will slowly weaken through Saturday with further accumulations over central and eastern areas of 5cm or so in places.

During the evening ice will form in many areas where there is snow cover, lasting into Sunday morning.

The Met Office has a yellow warning in place for ice in East Sussex on both Saturday and Sunday.

An amber warning for cold weather has also been issued by the Met Office.

It said there was a 90 per cent probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions and heavy snow between 9am on Thursday and 8am on Monday in parts of England.

This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.

A slideshow of photos taken during the cold weather is at

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