Weather warning issued as snow and icy gales hit Medway
By MariaSoleil | Monday, March 11, 2013, 09:51
A WEATHER warning has been issued as snow and icy gales hit Medway - and the freezing temperatures are set to continue.
A light dusting of snow fell across Medway this morning (Photo: Mark Phillips)
The Met Office has issued the yellow weather alert for the southeast from Monday night into Tuesday morning - with up to 5cm of the white stuff expected to fall in places.
Temperatures are likely to hover above freezing but northeasterly winds of up to 25mph will make it feel bitterly cold.
A Met Office forecast for Tuesday says: "Further snow showers, giving 2-5 cm of snow in places, are expected during Monday night and early Tuesday across parts of southeast England and East Anglia.
"There is also a risk of more widespread snow at first across parts of Sussex and Kent.
"The snow will be accompanied by strong northeasterly winds, making it feel very cold and causing any lying snow to drift.
"The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to travel."
The outlook improves slightly into the weekend, with scattered snow showers and sunny spells on Wednesday and light winds on Thursday.
No travel disruptions were reported due to snow on the county's railways this morning, and no schools were closed.