Rochester braced for yet more snow and sub-zero temperatures

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By MariaSoleil | Thursday, January 17, 2013, 12:03

YET more snow is due to fall over Rochester tomorrow - and temperatures could reach as low as -10°C, according to weather experts.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for heavy snow across many parts of the UK warning of the disruption it is likely to cause.

Tomorrow, between 2 and 5cm of snow is expected to fall over the southeast, and up to 10cm could fall over hilly areas.

Shaun Maltby, who runs the Kent Weather site, says the county can expect a wind chill of between -8 to -10°C.

The BBC Weather forecast for Rochester on Friday says: "Snow becoming widespread through the morning and continuing through the afternoon and evening, with further accumulations and a risk of disruption. Feeling bitterly cold with a brisk southeasterly wind." 

The snow is predicted to be heaviest through Friday morning, but will slowly weaken as it clears east during the second half of the day.

And the freezing weather is due to continue into the weekend.

The forecast for Saturday to Monday says: "Very cold with an ice risk throughout. Windy with further sleet or snow likely Saturday. Winds ease Sunday, mainly dry but rather cloudy. Outbreaks of rain, sleet or snow Monday."

Experts are warning the public to prepare for problems likely to be cause by snow and ice.

Eddy Carroll, chief forecaster at the Met Office, said: "Clearly there is the potential for significant disruption to peoples plans. We should all keep up to date with the latest weather forecasts, advice from local agencies and be prepared to change our travel plans if necessary."

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