Sussex snow warning as ‘Beast from the East 2’ Storm Darcy brings freezing temperatures

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Sussex today (February 8) with Storm Darcy expected to bring snow.

The blast of freezing air from Russia – dubbed the ‘Beast from the East 2’ due to its similarities to a similar cold snap in 2018 – has already left some parts of Sussex peppered with snow this morning.

The MetOffice has forecast sub-zero temperatures all day for the county and a 60 per cent chance of snow in some areas.

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Freezing winds will make the temperature feel as low a -7 degrees Celsius in the day, dropping to -8 in the evening.

Snow is forecast for Sussex this weekend

According to the MetOffice, a yellow snow warning means residents should prepare for the following:

- Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services. Small chance of longer travel delays in places with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel.

- Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces

- Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths

- There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off

- There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services. Small chance of longer travel delays in places with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel.

- Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces

- Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths

- There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off

- There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected