Heavier snow sweeping into Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 14:51 01 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:12 01 March 2018

Heavier snow is beginning to fall across Exmouth this afternoon (Thursday, March 1), including the police station and Christ Church on North Street. Picture: Paul Strange

Heavier snow is beginning to fall across Exmouth this afternoon (Thursday, March 1), including the police station and Christ Church on North Street. Picture: Paul Strange

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The heavier snow that was predicted for the afternoon of Thursday, March 1 in Exmouth has started to fall quite heavily.

Heavier snow is falling in Exmouth this afternoon. Picture: Paul Strange.Heavier snow is falling in Exmouth this afternoon. Picture: Paul Strange.

At 5pm, side roads were becoming quite thick with snow in the town centre, and traffic movements were decreasing.

Having fallen to around -3 degrees C in the town in the late afternoon, temperatures are expected to lift this evening. 
However the temperature is unlikely to get above 0 degrees C, and snow will continue to fall in the Exmouth area up to about midnight.

Overnight, as temperatures rise further, the snow should turn to sleet.

Exmouth town centre has been walkable this morning, with not too much snow around the Magnolia Centre and town centre shops. However, by around 1.30pm, conditions were changing as the snow started to sweep in.

The Met Office has issued a red warning for the Devon region, meaning the current weather poses a risk to life.

The advice from the emergency services is to stay at home, and do not travel unless absolutely neccessary.

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