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Somerset cold snap 'will last until Thursday'
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- Hazardous driving conditions in low temperatures
- Mercury dropped below zero in county overnight
- Gritting teams have been treating major roads
- Freezing conditions predicted until Thursday
Privileged to see the cranes on the Somerset levels today. Cold weather can't spoil some moments. @thecraneproject— @john_lloyd79 12 March 2013
Off to Taunton leaving early just in case, any trouble on the higher roads. Bitterly cold in #bideford snow flurries too!— @stevie21001 12 March 2013
Just spoke to someone in Langport who said it's snowing heavily. Only light snow in Taunton, barely enough to catch. #somersetsnow— @GazetteDMilli 12 March 2013
Light snow falling in @BishopsLydeard I say falling; some of it's actually blowing back up in the breeze!— @MikeSRigby 12 March 2013
Morning from very cold windy sunny South Somerset— @janepursey 12 March 2013
Good morning.. Beautiful blue skies over somerset.. Bloody cold though.— @davidroutledge 12 March 2013
I don't think I can remember it ever feeling this cold #somerset— @Happy_Mumsy 11 March 2013
Netball today in the freezing cold and snow was horrible #school #netball #toocold #somerset— @lace_jones 11 March 2013
THE cold weather snap which has left Somerset shivering is expected to last until Thursday, forecasters say.
Temperatures again fell below freezing on Monday evening and are not expected to climb above 4C on Tuesday.
Thermometers will drop to -2C on Tuesday night and only reach 5C on Wednesday before a fourth night of below-freezing conditions.
On Thursday temperatures are predicted to reach 7C with an overnight low of 3C for Thursday evening.
It isn't snow, it's blossom. #InDenial— @babblesomerset 11 March 2013
#uksnow TA8 2/10— @tkitmike 11 March 2013
Brrr it's not very warm outside is it!— @lgtrampoline 11 March 2013
Temp down to -5.5 overnight. Network treated at 14.30. Odd snow shower poss but unlikely.— @somersetgritter 11 March 2013
OFFICIALS at Taunton Racecourse have confirmed today's meeting will go ahead as planned. The first race is due off at 2.20pm and the going is soft.
Its literally arctic conditions in Taunton, so cold, so freezing, unbelievable windchill factor, rain, sleet, snow, wind and more misery....— @ChrisBryant04 10 March 2013
Spent the day on exmoor in the snow. #bloodychilly ❄— @Vicki_Dayment 10 March 2013
Interesting drive home over exmoor in the snow, don't think the car likes snow though! Looking forward to racing at taunton tmoro :)— @jodejeff 10 March 2013
8:36pm Sun 10 Mar 13
theres no snow in taunton at all its all wet roads are very safe at 9.35 in the evening and theres no snow falling.
We tell our guests that Exmoor is beautiful in all weathers; here's some proof! Moor in the Mist http://t.co/UOexST7qti via @Exmoor4all— @LeeHouseLynton 10 March 2013
i am home.snow non-stop in somerset for about 7 hours now, all way from edge of exmoor to taunton. roads clear though so far @tauntonpeople— @lilmissmosher 10 March 2013
@fergieweather Exmoor an hour or so ago http://t.co/B7RD4lWRj6— @BobJSmall 10 March 2013
Snow settling on parts of #exmoor. Great walk in blizzard conditions this pm. Face stinging, rosy cheeked stuff.— @StreamcombeFarm 10 March 2013
inch of snow up here! what is going on!!! #Exmoor— @WildWellies 10 March 2013
I love it when it snows in Taunton :-)— @ImDanielHilson 10 March 2013
@HWarmington #somersetsnow today settling on hills. #RabbitHounds followers not put off squeezed into kitchen for tea and cake #coldandwet— @JaneWarmington 10 March 2013
Really Taunton? It's snowing again?— @Crystal0rchid 10 March 2013
Can't see Taunton Races being on tomorrow, heavy Rain this morning, now turning to Snow. Miserable day here in Somerset (:— @Gillian1T 10 March 2013
Blowing a hooley & snowing up here in Parracombe, #exmoor. The wood burners keeping us & the puppy nice & cozy :-) http://t.co/6apKnAA5P8— @journeymansweep 10 March 2013
Standing in a field, in the middle of Exmoor, during a snow storm was not an enjoyable experience.— @MegFurse 10 March 2013
Not surprised Point to Point abandoned mid afternoon after 4 miler, thick snow falling at Brompton Regis, Exmoor.— @Gillian1T 10 March 2013
Snowy Somerset. A very cold Somerset. http://t.co/fdRFzjFN80— @tracyburr69 10 March 2013
It's totally snowing in Taunton rn— @JodieDickson01 10 March 2013
Not enjoying the bits of snow falling, I've had to put the fire on as well. Going to be interesting trying to catch cricket balls this week— @Trescricket 10 March 2013
“@rory2705: @Trescricket were is it snowing? #nowork” In taunton— @Trescricket 10 March 2013
SNOWFLAKES have been reported in Taunton, Street and Wimbleball so far this afternoon - use #somersetsnow or use the comment facility below to let others know what the weather is doing near you.
Gritting teams from Somerset County Council have confirmed they will be treating roads across the region later.
@CelineLMx ok just make it snow in ilminster then and nowhere else haha #lovethsnow— @GMiles15 10 March 2013
It's snowing in Taunton!!— @BijouxAmour 10 March 2013
It's snowing in taunton 😁— @gracearnall 10 March 2013
#uksnow somerset, street now snowing— @pjbsomerset100 10 March 2013
@GazettePHill I must have missed the #somersetsnow for forecast for today. http://t.co/zkJ0qw5Q7X— @newleafonline 10 March 2013
It's snowing in Somerset with a cold easterly— @CautneyLately 10 March 2013
@CountyGazette no snow in Taunton just heavy rain thankfully #somersetsnow— @milts82 10 March 2013
@karunchandhok some snow forecast in Somerset tonight !! brrr— @countrykarel 10 March 2013
Temps below 0 with some snow expected throughout the night. Crews treating throughout night as required.— @somersetgritter 10 March 2013
FORECASTERS predict temperatures in Somerset could drop to -3C overnight and are not expected to rise above 1C on Monday.
The icy spell is likely to remain in the county until Thursday, with overnight temperatures again forecast to be below freezing on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
It's a bit brass monkeys out there today! Looks like Somerset might miss the worst of any snow tonight/tomorrow though.— @GazetteDMilli 10 March 2013
Yellow Alert of Snow for South West England : Bournemouth, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Plymouth, Poole, Somerset,... http://t.co/cxEgBld8xZ— @metofficeSWEng 09 March 2013
Snowing here at Wimbleball #somersetsnow— @MikeSRigby 10 March 2013
LIGHT snowfall has been reported in parts of Somerset as temperatures dip.
Use the hashtag #somersetsnow via Twitter to share information about snow in your area.