Will it or won’t it SNOW – this weekend in Surrey
11th January 2013
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Forecasts are predicting that Surrey could be set for a wintry blast over the weekend with it continuing into next week.

Temperatures have been falling all week and by the weekend much of Surrey will be down to temperatures of just 1C.

That could lead to some snow falling on Saturday evening, carrying on through Sunday and into Monday.

Surrey County Council is assuring people that they will be ready for the cold weather, with 39 gritters, snow ploughs, quad bikes and 16,000 tons of salt on stand-by.

Gritters will be out at 7pm tonight to grit main roads.

Gatwick Airport is also better prepared to deal with the worst of the cold weather, having spent 8 million pounds on new equipment, the airports snow-clearing capacity is now on a par with Oslo.

Following a mild start to the winter, the colder weather has been brought on by an area of high pressure developing over Scandinavia, allowing cold air from the Baltic and West Russia to move towards the UK.

Met Office Chief Forecaster Paul Gundersen warned: 'All parts of the UK will see cold weather setting in over the weekend.

"We can expect sleet and snow showers to affect eastern areas at times, but with a battle developing between the cold air in the east and mild air pushing in from the west, no one should be surprised to see sleet or snow over the weekend and next week."

For more information on preparing for the cold weather click here

Article from Rob Kersey at thisissurreytoday

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