Snow warning issued for Jersey… but will it be enough to build a snowman?

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JERSEY Met has issued a warning for the possibility of snow this week.

The yellow warning – the lowest level of alert – states that there could be ‘small temporary accumulations’ on Tuesday night and Wednesday.

The warning says: ‘Fronts over the Channel Islands on Tuesday night and Wednesday combined with a very cold and strengthening easterly flow will lead to outbreaks of rain, sleet and a low risk of snow for some time.

‘There is a 20% chance of small temporary accumulations of snow. Updates will be issued if and when required.’

The warning of the possibility of snow comes following days of cold weather.

The UK Met Office says temperatures are likely to rise later in the month.

For the period 16 December to Christmas Day, it states: ‘Sleet and snow showers are likely to continue across the north and east, and perhaps into the southwest of the UK at the beginning of the period, although these should be mainly confined to coastal regions.

‘Elsewhere it should be mostly dry, clear and often sunny further inland with light to moderate winds.

‘Generally feeling cold to very cold, with widespread frosts overnight and a chance of freezing fog in places.

‘A more unsettled regime is likely to develop later on in the period, bringing spells of rain and possibly snow into many parts of the UK, especially the south and the west with strong winds in places.

‘Temperatures are likely to turn less cold through the remainder of this period.’

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