Snow forecast for parts of Sussex next week amid cold snap Brighton News

Light snow is forecast by the Met Office across parts of the county next Wednesday as temperatures are expected to remain cold for a second week.

Flurries are expected in the afternoon in Crawley, Wych Cross and Plumpton, while sleet is forecast in Brighton, Plumpton and Chichester.

Met Office head of situational awareness Will Lang said: “There will be a resurgence in the really cold weather through the weekend and that spreads across the whole of the UK during the early part of next week.

“Initially, this means there will be more in the way of showers around the coasts, turning increasingly to snow for many areas, especially further north.”

Deputy chief forecaster for the Met Office said that, although some details are uncertain, there is a possibility of “substantial” amounts of snow in some areas.

He said: “There is the potential for some disruptive snow through the middle to latter part of next week as warmer Atlantic air attempts to push in from the southwest.

“As this occurs, some substantial snow could fall in some places, but the details of that are uncertain at the moment.”

It comes days after parts of Sussex saw snowfall as much of the UK was gripped by a cold nap, which saw temperatures plummet.

Although light in some areas, the wintry conditions forced a number of flights to be delayed at Gatwick Airport, with ice also reported on some roads around the region.

An amber cold health alert is in place across Sussex and the South East of England until 12pm tomorrow (January 12).

Dr Agostinho Sousa, head of extreme events and health protection at the UK Health Security Agency, said: “With the Met Office forecasting drops in temperature across the UK into next week, it is important to check in on the wellbeing of those most vulnerable to the cold.

“Cold weather can increase the risks of heart attacks, strokes and chest infections, so it can have a serious impact on health, particularly for older people and those with pre-existing health conditions.”

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This notice was published: 2024-01-11 12:25:00

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