November 25, 2010
set for its first snowfall of the winter?
could get its first sprinkling of snow over the next week if weather
forecasts prove accurate.
Met Office says temperatures will plunge during the next few days,
as wintry weather sweeps into our area.
spokesman for the Met Office said temperatures would be below
average, falling to -4°c at night, with sharp overnight frosts.
weather warnings for snowfall have been issued for South Wales
on Friday and southern England on Saturday - with light wintry
showers also expected in our area. The cold snap will continue
into next week when further snow is possible.
last major snowfall was in January this year, when the town was
covered in the white stuff - much to the delight of youngsters.
Met Office Chief Forecaster Andy Page said: "There is no
doubt that the UK will see much colder conditions by the end of
the week. Snow will be a risk for many."
Somerset County Council has been taking deliveries of road salt
since the summer to make sure that its salt barns are stocked
with 7,000 tonnes of salt.
Cllr Harvey Siggs, the County Council's Cabinet Member for the
Environment, said: "Every year, Somerset County Council carries
out a review of its winter services, and plans ahead for the following
year. After last year's worst winter for 30 years, we reviewed
our plans and are as prepared as we can be for any snow and ice
that might hit the county."
of 2010 Burnham-On-Sea snow photos
coverage of the 2009 snow in Burnham-On-Sea