Chance of overnight snow in Swanage

Following two days of bitterly cold winds, the Met Office is now forecasting the possibility of light snow overnight in Swanage.

With temperatures dipping to -1 degrees celsius but a ‘feels like temperature’ of -8 across Purbeck on Tuesday 9th February 2021, there’s a likelihood we could wake up to a dusting of snow.

The Met Office weather forecast for Swanage for Tuesday 9th February 2021 is predicting light snow changing to cloudy by late morning.

Yellow Weather Warning of snow for parts of north and east Dorset

There’s a Yellow Weather Warning of snow from the Met Office for most of the south east of England from Monday 8th February 2021 to 11.59 pm Wednesday 10th February 2021, which doesn’t cover Swanage but does include parts of north and east Dorset.

People who need to travel out of Purbeck for essential journeys should expect some travel disruption across the area to the north of Dorset covered by the Yellow Weather Warning.

Yellow Weather Warning of snow for north and east Dorset
Met Office

What to expect in the area covered by the Yellow Weather Warning for snow according to the Met Office

  • Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services. Small chance of longer travel delays in places with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel
  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths
  • There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off
  • There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

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