Snowfall in Jersey possible – but Met Office not confident in forecast

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JERSEY could see its first snowfall of the winter next week – but don’t go digging out the sledge just yet.

Following a cold weekend with heavy hail and sleet showers, some forecast models suggest a band of sleet and snow could push across the Island on Tuesday.

But Jersey Met says that confidence in the forecast is currently ‘low’.

Matt Winter, duty forecaster at Jersey Met, said it would remain cold well into next week, with temperatures peaking at between 4°C and 6°C.

Speaking yesterday, he said: ‘We will see showers develop during Saturday and continue into Sunday and these will be a wintry mix of hail, sleet and rain.

‘It will be cold and there is a risk of ice and we may issue a warning for this.

‘Further ahead, there is the potential for low pressure and its associated fronts to come up from the south-west and bump into this colder air.

‘There are some signals that this could happen in the latter part of Tuesday, and if it does, we could see some sleet and snow.

‘However, there are variations in the models and there is low confidence in the forecast at the moment.’

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